Samuel and Patricia Congello proudly present Steinway Pianist Julian Lawrence Gargiulo at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017. This presentation is part of the 2016-2017 Performing Arts and Leadership Series.
Julian Lawrence Gargiulo is a pianist, composer, and recording artist. He has performed in the United States, Canada, England, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Russia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, China, and Australia, to both public and critical acclaim. Julian is a Steinway Artist.
What the critics are saying:
“expect to revise any preconceived notions you have about classical music concerts” (Huffington Post)
“dazzling technique and white-hot interpretations” (Fanfare Magazine)
“…a stunning mastery of the instrument.” (News Review)
“…a marvelous non-stop flow of pure Woody Allen-ish wit.” (Kathimerini)
Mr. Gargiulo performs regularly throughout the world in halls such as Carnegie Hall (US), United Nations’ Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium (US), 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 stations such 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, Mr. Gargiulo 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 named Artistic Director of ‘Crossing Borders’, a Hunter College (NY) program which presents established foreign artists currently living in NY.
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 featured musicians from all around the world for a chance to share the stage at Carnegie Hall.
Julian currently splits his time between New York and Paris.
For tickets to the show, call the NIACC Box Office at 1-888-466-4222, extension 4188. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.niacc.edu/boxoffice.
Platinum sponsors for the 2016-2017 Performing Arts and Leadership Series include Samuel & Patricia Congello, First Citizens National Bank, Elizabeth Muse Norris Foundation, Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa, Principal Financial Group, and US Bank.
Gold sponsors include Dr. Dave and Cathy Beck, First State Bank Belmond, Globe Gazette, Mason City Clinic, Dean Genth & Dr. Gary Swenson, Dr. Bryan & Alicia Navarette, Henkel Construction Company, Sukup, Historic Park Inn, North Iowa Eye Clinic P.C., Petro Blend, Stratford Foundation, Arts Midwest Touring Fund, Holiday Inn Express, KIMT, KGLO, and North Iowa Broadcasting.
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