Date(s) - Friday, April 29, 2016
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
WHAT: Nova Southeastern University (NSU), in collaboration with The International Piano Festival in Miami and the American Cancer Society, is hosting a dinner and piano concert to benefit NSU’s Sarcoma Research Fund. The event will be held at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and feature renowned pianist Kemal Gekic.
WHO: Performing worldwide from a vast repertoire, Kemal Gekic presents fascinating, uncompromising and ever-changing interpretations of baroque, classic, romantic, and modern masterworks. As a recording artist, Kemal Gekic has won accolades in Europe, America, and Japan for insightful, original, and sometimes iconoclastic views of the music of Handel, Mozart, Chopin, Scriabin, and Liszt – a list that grows with every season. His outstanding Naxos CD of Rossini-Liszt transcriptions (including the phenomenal William Tell Overture) has won “The Rosette” of The Penguin Guide for Music, while his JVC CD of Liszt’s Twelve Transcendental Etudes is generally considered to be the best recording of the set in history. Born in Croatia (formerly Yugoslavia), Gekic (pronounced geh-kitch) lives in the United States and he is the Artist in Residence at Florida International University. He has been the subject of broadcasts by the CBC (Canada), NKH (Japan), NDR (Germany), RAI (Italy), TV Portugal, POLTEL (Poland) and PBS (USA). Gekic’s appearance at the Second Annual Miami International Piano Festival of Discovery, marked his South Florida debut. His concerts and recitals in North America are arranged through Patrons of Exceptional Artists.
REGISTRATION: Concert and dinner admission is $250 per person or a table for 10 is $2,500. To make a reservation, click here. or contact Lacey Craddock at 954-262-7603 or TRED@nova.edu.