Date(s) - 03/03/2018
6:00 - 8:00
Alliance Francaise de Chandigarh presents
Saturday, 3rd March 2018 | 6 PM | Art Gallery, AF Chandigarh
Not yet thirty five, acclaimed pianist Marouan Benabdallah is indisputably the leading representative of his native Morocco on the international concert stage, having recently performed debut recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, the Kennedy Center, Teatro Colon with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra and the Castleton Symphony orchestra under the baton of Lorin Maazel.
With a musical heritage deeply rooted in the Hungarian tradition, Mr. Benabdallah received his formal training at the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, and in 2008, was presented with the Medal of the Hungarian Parliament for his achievement in music – an honor he shares with such artists as Placido Domingo, José Cura and others.
After being awarded the First Prize at nearly every major competition in his native Morocco by age 13, Mr. Benabdallah first attracted international attention in 2003, following his triumphs at the Hungarian Radio Piano Competition, the Andorra Grand Prize, and shortly after, the Naples International Piano Competition. His successes quickly lead to performances in Germany, Austria, China, Spain, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Italy, among others. More recently, Marouan Benabdallah was a prizewinner at the Arthur Rubinstein Master Competition in Tel-Aviv, Israel, where the local media proclaimed his playing “miraculous” (Maariv).