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George Lopez

Artist in Residence and Concert Pianist

Bowdoin College USA

GEORGE LOPEZ is the Artist in Residence and Symphony Orchestra Artist Director and Conductor at Bowdoin College in Maine. Known for his "...kaleidoscopic colors and clarity of conception..." (LA Times) in the standard repertoire as well as being a champion of newly written works, his debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam was lauded as “… authentic and memorable …” by the Nederlands Dagblad for his interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations and all Chopin’s Preludes in one concert. Mr. Lopez’s extensive repertoire includes complete sonatas of Mozart, all five piano concertos of Beethoven, the complete Etude-Tableaux of Rachmaninoff, all 27 Etudes and the Four Ballades of Chopin, and recently did the entire 4- volume set of Bach’s Klavierubungen, which he performed on organ, harpsichord, and piano. He performed worldwide as a soloist in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, and throughout the U.S., including Harvard, Tanglewood, New York’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, and Ambassador Hall in Los Angeles. He was also featured at international music festivals such as the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Girona Internacional Festival de Musica in Spain, the Kowmung Festival just outside Sydney, Australia, Festivale d’Internazionale Solisti e Musica da Camera in Umbria, Italy, and the Latin American music festival Cubadisco in Havana, Cuba. As guest soloist, he performed with the National Symphony of São Paolo in Brazil, Prague Chamber Orchestra in the former Czech Republic, Rose Hall in Osaka, Asahi Hall in Tokyo and collaborates in recording and outreach projects with members of the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, The Met Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and The New World Symphony. Mr.Lopez received First Prize for the Diplome Superieure at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and the distinguished Uitvorend Musicus degree from the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. As the artistic director and conductor of the Bowdoin College Symphony Orchestra, he leads one of the most dynamic all-student symphonic programs in the New England region.


George Lopez
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