Embassy of the Republic of Hungary
2950 Spring of Freedom, NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Event date and time:
February 8, 2013, 7:00 PM
Cost: $25. $20 AFDC Members
Presented under the patronage of the French Ambassador to the United States and the Hungarian Ambassador to the United States, the AFDC presents the first appearance of Tristan Pfaff before a DC audience as a means of sharing a stunning example of today's young, musical talent in Europe.
At the age of 23, French pianist, Tristan Pfaff was the 2007 laureate of the Long Thibaud Crespin award for outstanding young French musicians. Since then, Pfaff has been the guest of the most prestigious European stages and is invited on a regular basis to perform on TV and other programs. His recently released second album is dedicated to the music of the famous Hungarian pianist, Franz Liszt.
About the Artist
Recognized as one of today's musical genius' on the piano, Pfaff was unanimously admitted to the Conservatoire Supérieur Nationale de Musique at only 15, where he studied under the instruction of Denis Pascal and Michèl Béroff. In 2003, he received the first place prize by a second unanimous vote, after which he continued his training with Aldo Ciccolini. Now only 27, Tristan Pfaff has already become a regular guest on some of the most prestigious stages in the world: at the festivals in Auvers-sur-Oise, the Folles Journées, Nohant, the Roque d’Anthéron, Liszt en Provence, the Serres d’Auteuil, The Gulf Musicals, Menton, Pablo Casals, Orangerie de Bagatelle, the Cité de la Musique, Victoria Hall, Petit Palais, the Cortot Room, the Hotel Matignon, the Ranelagh Theatre, and more. He has appeared as a soloist with the National Orchestra of France, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Bretagne, the Orchestra of Massy, the European Philharmonic Orchestra, and others.
He has repeatedly appeared on France Musique channel as well as France 3 and France 2, notably as part of the show “Vivement Dimanche,” presented by Michel Drucker. His first album, Live at Auvers-sur-Oise, was released in 2010 from DiscAuvers. A second album was released by Aparté in 2011.