INTERNATIONAL FIRST LADY OF PIANO TERESA WALTERS
Thursday, May 2, 2019 – 7:30 PM
"Teresa Walters is that rare musical phenomenon – a pianist born to the instrument," announces Austrian National Television: "One of the world's most significant pianists, she creates magic with the music." She is described as 'The International First Lady of Piano' by The New York Times because her mesmerizing performances on today's international stages earn worldwide praise. Her prestigious invitations to perform in honor of the recent Liszt Bicentennial included Copenhagen's Hungarian Embassy and Beijing's Forbidden City Concert Hall. In 2017-18, she performed her 500th Birthday program in major world capitals in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In 2018-19, her concert program (Vive la difference!) honors cultural diversity.
In recent years, she has performed as recitalist and orchestral soloist on six continents and in most of the 50 United States at venues including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, the Salle Cortot in Paris, Moscow's Great Hall, Australia's International Conservatorium and Jerusalem's Concert Hall. With her vast repertoire, she has also performed at Vienna's Beethoven Festival and at Spanish music festivals in Barcelona and Madrid. Her Lincoln Center recital in New York earned a standing ovation from a capacity crowd. She is the first American pianist invited to present three Anniversary Concerts in honor of Liszt's birthday. Prestigious invitations to perform at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and the Liszt Museum in Budapest as well as at Liszt's Birthplace in Raiding and at Esterhazy Palace under the patronage of Prince Anton Esterhazy attest to her growing reputation as one of the finest interpreters of Liszt performing and recording today. In fact, the American Record Guide has announced: "Her competition is virtually nil."
Teresa Walters is known for her commitment to music as the ultimate universal language, and for her vision of music as ministry. She is equally at home in the world's major concert halls or in campus and community settings where her popular "Keynote Comments" endear her to audiences.
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