Costa Rican-Canadian pianist Jonathan Duarte plans concert

Canadian-Costa Rican pianist, Jonathan Duarte, a student of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory college in Moscow, will give a piano concert Tuesday at 8: p.m. at the Teatro Nacional, interpreting works of Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Liszt.

Duarte, 19, has won eight international competitions in North America and Europe. He has performed in New York, Paris, Rome, Vilnius, Kazan and Moscow. In 2010 and 2011 he received the Manuel Grynspan award in Costa Rica. He is now studying in Russia, under scholarship, at the central music school of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the tutelage of Darya Ryabova.

In Costa Rica, he has performed at the Teatro Nacional, Teatro Eugene O’Neill, Auditorio Clodomiro Picado at Universidad Nacional in Heredia, along with fund-raising events for the Red Cross Costa Rica, and at the Russian Embassy in Costa Rica.

During the intermission of the concert, the III edition of the Manuel Grynspan Award will be presented. This tribute is sponsored by Devora Grynspan of Northwestern University, Rebeca Grynspan, undersecretary general of the U.D. Development Programme, and Frida Grynspan in honor of their father, the late Manuel Grynspan. This award is granted in recognition of achievements of young Costa Rican artists. This year, the winners are Ines Guanchez and Carolina Ramirez, both students of the Universidad Nacional and the Instituto Superior de Artes.

For more information, those interested can contact Duarte at 2268-5056/8332-2115, or the Institute at 2226-6946/2226-4991,

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