Daniela Liebman to perform in Bellas Artes

Daniela Liebman will once again perform in Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts), where she made her debut in 2014
Daniela Liebman to perform in Bellas Artes
Daniela Liebman's first album will come out on 1 June, 2018 - Photo: Taken from Daniela Liebman's twitter page
23/05/2018
14:15
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Mexico City
Carlos Ramírez
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15-year-old Mexican pianist Daniela Liebman will once again perform in Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts), where she made her debut in 2014. She will be playing on 8 and 10 June, as part of her tour of South America.

Accompanied by the National Symphonic Orchestra (OSN) and under the baton of guest conductor Pablo González, the young musician from Jalisco will interpret Hector Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture and Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25. For the second part of the concert, the National Orchestra will perform Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14.

In a video-conference, Liebman described Mendelssohn’s concert as versatile, due to its three-movement structure which demands certain dexterity from the pianist. “All three movements are very close together since they’re supposed to be interconnected; the first movement displays some very intense tones, but the second one is romantic and smooth, while the last poses quite a technical challenge because of the piano’s dynamic changes.”

Since the age of five, the pianist has studied with great piano masters such as Federico Osorio, Paul Badura-Skoda, and Lang Lang. She recently announced the launch of her first album, “Daniela Liebman,” featuring the works of Manuel M. Ponce, Schubert, and Chopin. The young musician pointed out that Schubert is her favorite musician.

“I grouped these composers around the subject of romanticism; I’ve known these musical pieces for a long time, which is why I chose to include them in the album. Not only are they very special to me, I also have a very solid concept of each piece,” said Liebman about her album, which will be available on digital platforms starting June.

On May 14, she tweeted: "I am very excited to announce the debut of my album 'Daniela Liebman,' coming out on 1 June. Here's a clip from one of the album pieces: 'Mexican Ballad' by Manuel M. Ponce."

Liebman commented that her inclusion of the Mexican Ballad by composer Manuel M. Ponce is a statement of her identity as a Mexican born in Jalisco.

She added that Mexico has a great potential for the arts, which has made it stand out in the world. “Mexico has a very high level of talent, especially when it comes to classical music. There are more and more children playing with orchestras and choosing to follow a musical career,” stated Liebman, who will continue her tour in Ecuador, Chile, and Brazil. She will return to Mexico on September 8, for the International Black and White Piano Festival of CENART (National Arts Centre).

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