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Italian soloist spotlighted in White Rock concert

Italian pianist Marco Tezza will be the soloist at the conclusion of the current Encore Peninsula Concerts season, May 4 at First United Church.  - Contributed photo
Italian pianist Marco Tezza will be the soloist at the conclusion of the current Encore Peninsula Concerts season, May 4 at First United Church.
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Encore Peninsula Concerts presents the last of its current series, a solo performance by pianist Marco Tezza, May 4 at 3 p.m. at White Rock's First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave.

Born in 1964, Tezza is well-known for playing prestigious halls in Europe, including La Fenice Theatre in Venice, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Salle Cortot in Paris and the Musikhalle in Hamburg. He came to prominence as a first-prize winner in several international competitions, including the Citta di Treviso, La Spezia and RAI prizes, as well as winning other prizes in the Moncalieri, Busoni, Pretoria and Viotti competitions.

He is also the holder of a violin diploma, and founded the Stravinskij Chamber Orchestra in 1994, continuing a its conductor for several years

Founded by internationally-celebrated pianist – and Peninsula resident – Eugene Skovorodnikov, through his Music Encore Society, the series is co-presented by Peninsula Productions and the City of White Rock.

Tickets are $25 ($15 seniors and students) for each concert, and are available at Kent Street Activity Centre, Centennial Arena, White Rock Community Centre and Surrey Arts Centre.

To book tickets, or for more information, call 604-541-2199 or visit www.peninsulaproductions.org

 

 

 

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