Four-hand piano concert at Bellas Artes
By Guillermina Fonseca
Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez “El Nigromante” (Bellas Artes) will offer a four-hand piano concert by the masterful pianist Marta García Renart and the young talent Marco Tillet on Sunday, May 25, at 6:30pm in the Miguel Malo auditorium. The price of admission is 150 pesos.
Piano Concert/Concierto para piano
Marta García Renart/Marco Tillett
Sun, May 25, 6:30pm
Auditorio Miguel Malo
Hernández Macías 75
Alberto Lenz, director of Bellas Artes, emphasized that, since early human history, music has been important because it shows the culture, ideologies and feelings of each community and the different subcultures of each nation.
He urged the San Miguel community to approach music through the various concerts that Bellas Artes has planned for this year.
Since 1986 García Renart has taught the piano workshop at Bellas Artes, and for her every day of teaching is “like adding and arranging bricks when building a house. It is a memorable, necessary, unavoidable time both for learning and for teaching. The more art, the fewer prisons.”
García Renart began playing and practicing at six years of age, and with great passion. In the beginning, Elizabeth Hartmann taught her the G major key. She learned music theory and technique from the beginning, encouraged by Angelina Renart, Samper, Agea, Michaca, Flavigny, Sokoloff and Serkin. She has received national awards and scholarships. She likes music from the 15th century as well as contemporary music, as long as it is noncommercial and has been composed from the heart and a good ear. She has played in the US, Cuba, El Salvador and in all the states of Mexico.
Marco Tillet was influenced by the daily presence of music in his home; at age four he began his piano studies with teacher Gabriela Diener. At six years of age, after moving with his family to Santiago de Querétaro, he continued his studies with García Renart and Isacc Jorge González. In 1992, he learned to play the violin with Cuahutémoc Juárez. In 2001, Marco moved to Barcelona, where he studied film direction at the CECC. During college, he directed and composed the music for several short films. Since 2006, Marco has lived in Mexico. He has made over 20 films and played several four-hand concerts with García Renart.
The program for this Sunday, May 25, will include pieces by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Francis Poulenc, Pau Casals, Baltasar Samper, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Astor Piazzolla and Ignacio Cervantes.