WINTER HARBOR — Pianist George Lopez, who plays a wide range of music from chamber music to jazz and ragtime, will perform in person at 7 p.m. Friday, April 2, at Hammond Hall. Presented by the Winter Harbor Music Festival, the concert also will be live-streamed. Masks and social distancing are required at the in-person concert.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in Belize to Mayan parents, Lopez won his first music competition at 14 in Texas and later won a full scholarship to the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Conn. After graduating with honors, he went to Paris on a Franco-American study grant and won first prize for the Diplome Superieure. He completed his master’s degree cum laude in Amsterdam. Since then, he has performed and taught for more than 25 years. He is known on several continents for his thoughtful and deeply expressive performances of the standard repertoire as well as being a champion of newly composed works.
Lopez has given recitals and performed in chamber ensembles and with orchestras in the United States, Europe and Australia. His interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam received critical acclaim, and a Los Angeles Times critic hailed the pianist for his “…musical perspective, continuity, and kaleidoscopic colors.” He currently is the Robert Beckwith Artist-in-Residence at Bowdoin College.
Tickets cost $10 per person. To make reservations, visit winterharbormusicfestival.com.