Join the conversation:

Carnegie Hall soloist Rosa Antonelli is an Argentinian pianist with a mission

Carnegie Hall soloist Rosa Antonelli is an Argentinian pianist with a mission

Posted by Juan Gavasa on October 22, 2014

The Argentinian soloist Rosa Antonelli performed to a sold-out crowd at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall for the first time in 2011.

She was the first pianist to perform a repertoire entirely comprised of Latin American and Spanish composers, and she will do it again when she returns to the same stage on Wednesday night.

“It’s magnificent. The acoustics [are] wonderful. The magic, the history of the hall is very important,” Antonelli told Fox News Latino.

For her performance on Wednesday night, which she said took at least a year to prepare for, the pianist will be premiering two pieces never played before in New York: Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz’s “Champagne Waltz” and Luis Gianneo’s “Tres danzas argentinas” (“Three Argentinian Dances”).

“One of my goals is to promote Latin American and Spanish composers as much as I can,” Antonelli said. “So that people don’t feel like Latin American music is only the popular music like salsa, mambo, merengue – which I love. But we have beautiful composers at the same level as European composers.”

Link To Full Article: 

Facebook comments



Monthly newsletter featuring articles hand picked by our country managers from the best content across PanamericanWorld.



Monthly newsletter featuring articles hand picked by our country managers from the best content across the Caribbean Region on PanamericanWorld.