Sunday, June 28, 2015, 3pm
Concert is free and open to the public.
Doors open 30 minutes in advance of concert.
Thank you to The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida for awarding Friday Musicale with a grant from the Art Ventures Fund for summer concerts in 2014 & 2015!
Laurent Boukobza, piano
Come be a part of the "Beethoven Project": an evening of timeless sonatas performed by world renowned Parisian pianist Laurent Boukobza.
2nd Sonata Op 2 #2 in A Major
- Allegro Vivace
- Largo Appassionato
- Scherzo: Allegretto
- Rondo: Graciozo
26th Sonata Op.81a in E Flat Major "Farewell"
- Das Lebewohl (The Farewell) Adagio, Allegro
- Abwesenheit (The Absence) Andante Espressivo
- Das Wiedersehen (The return) Vivacissimamente
21st Sonata Op. 53 in C Major
- Allegro Con Brio
- Introduzione: Adagio Molto
- Rondo: Allegretto moderato
Born in Villemomble, France, Laurent Boukobza made his entrance into the world of music at the age of 10 when he began studying with Catherine Collard. Laurent continued his studies at the Paris Conservatory where upon graduation he worked as the Assistant Piano Instructor. He is the recipient of the First Prize of Piano and Chamber Music from the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris. Mr. Boukobza has studied with the respected instruction of Germaine Mounier, Yvonne Loriod and Michel Beroff. His background also encompasses Chamber Music studies with Jean-Claude Pennetier, Christian Ivaldi, and the "Amadeus Quartet". He made his first professional recording at the age of 21.
A prize winner of many competitions, including the “International Piano Competition of Radio France” (Paris), the “International Academy Maurice Ravel” (France), the International Piano Competition of Sofia (Bulgaria), and semi-finalist in the prestigious Queen Elizabeth International Piano Competition of Brussels (Belgium), Laurent Boukobza enjoys his concert tours in conjunction with an active teaching career. His performances in Belgium, Bulgaria, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherland, Poland, Romania, Japan, Korea, Singapore and the USA as a dazzling piano soloist and virtuosic chamber musician have earned him critical acclaim.
Mr. Boukobza immigrated to the United States in 1998, and currently is a free lancing Concert pianist residing in Orlando, Florida. Laurent is regularly invited to such prestigious festivals as Vichy, Fontevrault, Conques, Evian, Les Arcs, Les Ecrins (France), and Salzburg (Austria). Mr. Boukobza is the pianist of the famous "Sirba Octet" featuring Principals of the world renowned "Orchestre de Paris". His CDs can be found at www.AMAZON.com, www.perspectives-musicales.org, www.CDbaby.com. More information can also be found on his website at www.laurentboukobza.com