EMMA and Flagler College are proud to present one of the most exhilarating pianists performing today—Thomas Pandolfi. This popular pianist will perform on March 20,, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.in Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St. in St. Augustine. Tickets are $30.00 and may be purchased in advance at www.emmaconcerts.com, by phone at 904-797-2800, or at the door. The box office opens one hour before the performance.
The young American pianist Thomas Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral appearances often feature not only the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Liszt, but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. Additionally, in the “Pops” genre, Thomas is considered a leading interpreter of the works of George Gershwin.
Thomas’ career has already included performances with European orchestras including The George Enescu Philharmonic, The Cluj Philharmonic, The Oltenia Philharmonic (Craiova), The Moravian Philharmonic, The National Philharmonic of the Republic of Moldova, and The Aberystwyth Symphony in Wales, as well as the American symphony orchestras of Mississippi, Cedar Rapids, Asheville, Princeton, San Angelo, York, Fairfax, Northbrook, Great Falls, and Owensboro to name but a few.
Equally popular as a recitalist, Pandolfi has appeared in concert halls nationwide. The Washington Post has described him as “an artist who is master of both the grand gesture and the sensual line. Pandolfi possesses first-rate technical skills, an unerring comma and of phrasing, a quicksilver touch and cunning legerdemain when it comes to pedaling…etched with calm and crystal clarity…outstanding.”
While the 2008-09 season marked Thomas’ debut recitals in Canada, Germany and China, the 2009-10 season highlighted his debut in London, as well as return engagements throughout Eastern Europe, and concerts both as recitalist and soloist with orchestras across the United States. Pandolfi released his 6th CD album during the 2010-11 season, and returned to China in August of 2011 for his second tour of that country.
His 2014-15 season will bring his artistry to 21 states, including New York, Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, Indiana, Connecticut, New Jersey, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Florida, Washington, DC, Ohio, South Carolina, North Carolina, California, Kansas, Arizona, New Mexico, New Hampshire, and Kentucky.
A graduate of The Juilliard School, Pandolfi earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a scholarship student. He is the father of two beautiful children, and resides in Washington, DC. Visit Mr. Pandolfi’s website here.
View Concert Program here Thomas Pandolfi has now added to his program and he will announce from the stage what has been added.