Ara Malikian Comes to Town

Ara Malikian is one of the top violinists in the world and has played in more than 40 countries: New York (Carnegie Hall), Paris (Salle Pleyel), Viene (Musikverein), Toronto (Ford Center)… and now he will be playing in Almuñécar’s Parque El Majuelo on the 9th of July.

If you’re reading this in your home country and away for the summer, don’t worry, because he will be back on the 3rd of February playing within the Juventudes Musicales programme.

The Councillor for Culture, Olga Ruano thanked the artist for his collaboration which has permitted the entrance tickets to be at a reasonable price, thus allowing a greater number of people to come and see the performance.

Juan Francisco Padilla, one of the three musicians performing, joined the Councillor in the announcement and presentation of the concert, which is entitled, From Bach to Radiohead – as the name suggests, there will be music from all the different eras.

Quick biographic note on Ara Malikan, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Ara Malikian began studying the violin at an early age with his father. He gave his first concert at the age of 12 and when he was 14 he was invited to study in Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover in Berlin. At 15 he was the youngest student to be admitted in this school. Later he continued his studies in the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, at the same time receiving lessons from professors Franco Gulli, Ruggiero Ricci, Ivry Gitlis, Herman Krebbers and members of the Alban Berg Quartet.

He has assimilated the music of other cultures like those of the Middle East (Arab and Jewish), Central Europe (gipsy and Klezmer), Argentina (tango) and Spain (flamenco).

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