Above: Image of pianist, Endre Hegedűs.
Internationally acclaimed Hungarian pianist Endre Hegedűs will return on Saturday, February 4th, at 7 p.m. to the intimate setting of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center in the only San Diego appearance of his current North American tour. His program will include works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Grieg and Tchaikowsky plus Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”
Mr. Hegedűs is a graduate of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music of Budapest, Hungary, in both performance and pedagogy, where he is currently Professor of Piano. He has won prizes at ten international piano competitions including first prizes at the Rina Sala Gallo in Monza, Italy, and the Rachmaninov International Piano Competition in Morcone, Italy. In 1999 the Steinway Center of New York City conferred on him the title of “Steinway Artist,” and in England he was named among the best three hundred active pianists in the world. In 2000, he was awarded the Franz-Liszt-Prize by the Minister of Hungarian National Cultural Heritage.
Mr. Hegedűs has performed extensively in most countries of Europe, as well as in Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, the former Soviet Union and the United States. The concert is co-sponsored by the House of Hungary, San Diego, and the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library. A complimentary reception featuring Hungarian pastries will offer an opportunity to mingle with fellow music lovers.
Tickets are only $10 at the door; there is no charge for children under 12.
Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center is located at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive in Scripps Ranch. Google Maps. Overflow parking is available on Meanley Drive off Scripps Ranch Blvd.
For more information call (858) 538-8158 or visit srfol.org.