Enrique Graf’s former student Sakura Myers receives great write up after her appearance at The Colour of Music inaugural festival. Read more.
Enrique Graf received two standing ovations from a full house last Saturday after his recital at Rothenberg Hall in Gaithersburg, MD.
Shaun Tirrell of PianoCraft wrote: “The concert was beautiful and there was a wonderful response from the audience”.
“This recital brings us an eloquent testimony of Graf’s artistic maturity. These very well known pieces sound fresh, personal and interesting. Poetic, impulsive, refined, elegant…”
“Graf feels and understands this music and this style, the rhythmic tricks are so familiar to him as the most simple scale. He seemed to enjoy every detail of Gershwin’s original and ragged musical discourse.” Revista Sinfónica – August 2013. See Article.
A new CD with works by Latin American composers Eduardo Fabini, Carlos Guastavino, Manuel Ponce, Florencia Di Concilio, Heitor Villa Lobos and Astor Piazzola with violinist Cecilia Penades will be recorded in April 2014. A recital tour will precede the recording.
A tour of recitals and appearances with orchestras in Argentina, Chile, Panama and Uruguay is being arranged for August of 2014.
Charleston Today wrote in June of 2012 : “What a finale this was for the Young Artists Series! What a testament to the talent of these pianists whose standing ovations say it all. Excellent programming and wonderful playing have always been hallmarks of Enrique Graf’s College of Charleston pianists showcase.
Graf performed at Teatro Solis in Montevideo as part of the “Great Uruguayan Musicians” series in October 2012. On the program were works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin and Tosar. El Pais called him “A Master of the piano”. Read the review here.
On January 29, 2013, Graf performed a sold-out benefit recital at the Hilton Head Country Club for the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. After music by Beethoven, Chopin and Tosar the audience had different dinner courses and wines from the countries where the composers came from. Afterwards, Graf spoke and answered questions on what it is like to judge competitions such as this one. It was a huge success.