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The Conservancy welcomes Steinway artist Julian Gargiulo in a unique, interactive piano concert on Saturday, April 7 at 8 pm, followed by a dessert in Hempstead House.

Julian performs around the world, in prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall to Singapore’s Symphony Stage.  A classically trained pianist, Julian captivates his audience with his technical precision and comic wit. His program includes classical standards, Tango transcriptions, as well as his own jazz-influenced compositions. Between pieces, he engages the audience by sharing his personal stories and anecdotes from the lives of composers.

“Expect to revise any preconceived notions you have about classical music concerts.” (Huffington Post)

“He’s the only classical musician I know who could truly be regarded as a rock star as well.” (The Courier Mail)

Purchase tickets online, or call the ticket line to save processing fees: 516.304.5076.

Admission
Conservancy Members: $45 per person
Non-Members: $55 per person
Children age 10-18 are free.
Not recommended for children under 10.

PROGRAM

Chopin – Revolutionary Etude
Gardel – Scent of a Woman
Gargiulo – Finding Nikita
Satie – Gymnopedie
Debussy – Pour le Piano
Bach/Brahms – Nikita Video
Beethoven – Appassionata “Allegro ma non troppo”

INTERMISSION

Gargiulo – Puerto Rican Day Parade
Chopin – Waltz in C-Sharp Minor
Rimsky-Korsakov – Flight of the Bumblebee
Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata

Dessert follows the concert.

BIOGRAPHY

Julian performs regularly throughout the world in halls such as Carnegie Hall, United Nations’ Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium, Moscow Conservatory Hall (Russia), Verona Philharmonic Hall (Italy), The Esplanade (Singapore) and the Seymour Theatre Centre (Australia).

Collaborations include performances with soprano Olga Makarina (Metropolitan Opera), violinists Elizabeth Zeltser (NY Philharmonic), Dmitri Berlinsky (Paganini Gold medalist), Lucio Degani (Solisti Veneti), choreographer Neta Pulvermacher, composer/conductor Octavio Vazquez and trumpet virtuoso Joe Burgstaller (Canadian Brass).  TV and radio appearances include such stations as RAI Uno TV (Italy), RAI Tre TV (Italy), RAI International TV (Italy), CTV (Canada), RTN TV (Russia), RAI Uno Radio (Italy), Radio One – CBS (USVI), Paradise Radio (USVI) and SBS Radio (Australia).

Born and educated in Italy, with dual U.S. and Italian citizenship, Julian studied at the Verona State Conservatory (Randone), the Mugi Academy in Rome (Ciccolini) and the Moscow State Conservatory (Mezhlumov).  In the United States, he received his Bachelor’s degree at Rowan University (Zuponcic), Master’s Degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (Slutsky), and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Maryland (Rodriguez).

In 2005, Julian started the Water Island Music Festival in the Virgin Islands, currently in its 10th season, which brings together classical and jazz musicians for three days of music.

Founder of 16000children, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness for the children who die of hunger in the world every day, Julian also devotes his time and talent performing and raising funds for numerous other charities worldwide.

In 2009, Julian was also named Artistic Director of ‘Crossing Borders,’ a Hunter College program which presents established foreign artists currently living in New York.

In 2010, Julian began writing a classical music column called Mostly Classical for the main newspaper in the Cayman Islands, The Cayman Compass.

In 2015, Julian presented the first edition of ‘Getting to Carnegie,’ an International Music Competition, which gives selected musicians from around the world the a chance to share the stage at Carnegie Hall.

Upcoming highlights include return tours of Europe, Asia and the United States.

Julian currently splits his time between New York and Paris.

 

  • April 7, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm