Marly Music Chamber Series: Eric Himy
The New York Times has described Mr. Himy’s playing as “flawlessly poised, elegant and brilliant,” and Revue Musicale de Suisse Romande compared him to the great Vladimir Horowitz.
Mr. Himy began studying the piano at six and gave his first concert at 10. He was a guest soloist with the Baltimore Symphony at 15 and made his National Symphony debut under Hugo Wolf at 19. He went on to win numerous competitions, including the Kosciuszko Chopin Prize in New York.
He has performed at such major venues as Lincoln Center and the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Salle Cortot and Salle Gaveau in Paris. He has released all-Ravel and all-Gershwin CDs, both to critical acclaim. In 2010, he celebrated the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth by playing more than 40 concerts worldwide and followed in 2011 with tributes to Liszt’s bicentennial.
Mr. Himy studied music and biochemistry at the University of Maryland and received his MM from The Juilliard School. He was invited by the family of Leonard Bernstein to celebrate the 90th anniversary tribute to the composer/conductor in a gala concert at the 2008 Lukas Foss Music Festival in the Hamptons.
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The Marly Music Series returns with another exciting summer series. Tickets are first-come, first-served, cost $20 for adults and $10 for students 22 and younger with current ID, and can be purchased online, by phone or in-person. Admission to the entire Museum is included in the ticket price.
Marly Music Society members pay only $15 per concert. Please consider joining the group to support the series. You must be a Museum member to join. All ticket-holders are invited to a reception following the first two concerts. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served and a beer-wine cash car will be available. A reception for Marly Music Society members only will be held following the Gary Schocker-Jason Vieaux concert on August 3.
The Music Committee, chaired by Dr. Richard Eliason and co-chaired by Demi Rahall, plans the series. Vicki Sofranko is the staff coordinator. Concerts are sponsored in part by the Estate of Mrs. Elvira Wolfe de Weil, and the Tampa Bay Times is the media sponsor. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 727.896.2667 or visit the website. The concerts are at 2 p.m.