Pianist Lawrence Holmefjord-Sarabi Kicks-off 2013 World Tour

 Pianist Lawrence Holmefjord-Sarabi Kicks-off 2013 World Tour

21 year old pianist Lawrence Holmefjord-Sarabi is returning home to Healdsburg, CA for the start of his major debut world tour. Lawrence has prepared an extensive repertoire to perform for his hometown audience including selections from Grieg, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Stravinsky & Balakirev. He currently studies performance at the Yong-Siew-Toh Conservatory in Singapore, where he was the first American pianist ever accepted in the school's history. Lawrence was also awarded two of the top prizes at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music National Concerto Competition and is the very first American in the history of the competition to become both a finalist and prize winner.

His performance of the Bartok 2nd piano concerto received enthusiastic reviews: "It is not everyday one gets to hear Bartok's thorny Second Piano Concerto, and one played with such finesse and ferocity as the American Lawrence Holmeford-Sarabi." Review by Straits Times on 11/10/11, titled “Touching Hearts with Finesse and Ferocity"

The Program:
Grieg: Selected Lyric Pieces
Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op. 53 "Waldstein"
Brahms: Paganini Variations Book II
Debussy: Etude No. 11 Pour les Arpeges
Debussy: Image Book I: Reflets dans l'eau
Stravinsky: Trois Movements de Petrouchka
Balakirev: The Lark
Balakirev: Islamey: Oriental Fantasie

Adults: $30/Students: $20, Food & Wine Reception at Baci Café & Wine Bar following the concert: $ 75, Sponsored by Flanagan Winery. For tickets, call 707-433-8111 or go to: www.bacicafeandwinebar.com. Tickets will also be available starting January 2, 2013 at The Raven Theater at 115 North St., Healdsburg, CA and Copperfield’s Books at 106 Matheson St., Healdsburg, CA. Tickets to the VIP Reception are only available at Baci Café & Wine Bar at 336 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA or call 707-433-8111 due to limited availability.

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