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Award winning pianist Eric Zuber to perform in Harford County

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The Center for the Arts will be hosting world renowned pianist, Eric Zuber in concert on Saturday, May 3rd at the Bel Air United Methodist Church in Bel Air, Maryland.

One of the leading and most decorated American pianists of his generation, Eric Zuber holds an astonishing nine major prizes from some of the world's most important international piano competitions: Honens, Cleveland, Arthur Rubinstein, Seoul, Sydney, Dublin, Minnesota, Bösendorfer (Gold Medal), and Hilton Head (Gold Medal). He was also awarded the Arthur Rubinstein Prize for his outstanding achievements by The Juilliard School.

Mr. Zuber has made appearances at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and Severance Hall. After making his orchestral debut at the age of twelve with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, he has gone on to perform with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Minnesota Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic, the Korean Symphony, and Ireland's RTE National Symphony Orchestra among many others.

“I’ve always been passionate about the music that I hold so dear with others so that they, too, might be able to experience the joy that I have. Since I grew up in Harford County, I thought it would be a great opportunity, not only to give back to my community, but also to contribute to the furthering of musical and artistic knowledge and appreciation for future generations,” Zuber explains.

Zuber has captivated critics and audiences alike with his sensitive and insightful artistry. The New York Times' Allan Kozinn hailed his recital debut at Carnegie hall, calling his playing "irresistibly fluid," while applauding his "vividly crisp articulation" and "solid technique," while Donald Rosenberg of the Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote that Zuber's performance of Schumann and Liszt was "illuminating," and that he "wedded deeply poetic instincts with refined command of pianistic challenges."

“I have had the privilege of meeting Eric earlier this year at one of his performances at Peabody in partial fulfillment of his Doctorate in Musical Arts. I was amazed by his emotion and artistry in his playing, and that he could play such technically difficult pieces with ease and grace, without sheet music. He is a joy to watch and listen. He makes the piano sing,” Amanda Pugh, Grants and Development Coordinator at Center for the Arts said. “I am honored that he was willing to perform for Center for the Arts and design an educational lecture/recital for our youth and families. He grew up in Bel Air, which makes it even more special to have him come back here and perform.”

The concert will be open to the public on May 3rd at 2pm at the The Bel Air United Methodist Church, main sanctuary at 21 Linwood Avenue, Bel Air, MD. Tickets are $13 for Center for the Arts Members and $15 for Non Members. Children 12 and under are free. Seating is limited. To reserve tickets contact Sue Taylor at 410.428.0341 or purchase online at harfordcfa.org.

The Center for the Arts is dedicated to the establishment of a center in Harford County, accessible to all, to nurture art, artists and the community by providing a broad range of creative and collaborative experiences through quality arts education, presentation and exhibit in the disciplines of music, dance, theater, and the visual, traditional and literary arts. To learn more and become a member contact Sue at staylor@harfordcfa.org and visit us online at harfordcfa.org.

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