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Art Alert: Award-winning international pianist Adam Heron to perform at Manasterly palace

The 20-year-old pianist has a score of achievements and is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London

Ahram Online , Thursday 12 Dec 2019
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Shortly after launching its new season, the Manasterly palace (International Centre for Arts) headed by composer and conductor Hisham Gabr, will host a piano recital featuring Adam Heron.

Born in Hong Kong in 1999 of Nigerian-Filipino descent, Adam Heron has established himself as one of today's leading young pianists.

He is a winner of the Irish Heritage Music Award and finalist of the finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year contest.

Currently, Heron is a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Christopher Elton.

His Cairo recital will be rich in compositions representing a variety of musical eras walking the listeners through the many styles and emotions as captured by Heron's unique sensititvity and skill.

The programme includes: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Sonata in F-major K. 280, Johann Sebastian Bach's English Suite No. 2 in A-minor BWV 807, Frédéric Chopin's Nocturnes Op. 27, Isaac Albéniz's Iberia, Book One and Johannes Brahms's Four Pieces for Piano Op. 119.

Programme:
Friday 20 December, 8pm
Manasterly Palace (International Centre for Arts), Manial, Cairo

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