Pianist Tara Kamangar, praised as a "huge talent" by the London Evening Standard, will play alongside the Merced Symphony at the Merced Theatre Foundations Grand Reopening Gala April 21.
She brings a diverse repertoire, ranging from Bach to Behzad Ranjbaran, and rarely heard works by Iranian composers of the past century. Her recent performance credits have included such venues as London's Cadogan Hall, Wathen Hall, David Josefowitz Recital Hall, at the Whitehall Palace, New York City's Skirball Auditorium, Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art and LA's Walt Disney Hall.
She has studied the piano and violin from the age of 3 and is an honors graduate of Harvard University and an honors graduate of London's Royal Academy of Music.
Her debut solo classical album, “East of Melancholy: Piano Music from Russia to Iran,” will be available shortly.
More information is available at www.mercedtheatre.org.