WESTPORT, Conn. -- Southport's Pequot Library will honor Fairfield's 375th anniversary with a concert featuring Westport pianist Dalia Lazar.
The concert is set to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 as pianist Dalia Lazar performs a free concert open to the public.
"It is one of Pequot Library's gifts to the community to acknowledge the Town of Fairfield’s 375th Anniversary, during Pequot’s own year-long 125th anniversary celebration of Pequot Library," a press release said. "The classical music program includes works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Rachmaninov."
Born in Croatia, Lazar began studying piano at an early age. Immediately after her graduation at the Moscow Conservatory, she decided to continue her career in New York and London, where she studied with Karl Urlich Schnabel and Maria Curcio.
As a finalist in New York Concert Artist Guild Competition, Lazar made her New York debut at Rubenstein Hall, followed by her Carnegie Recital Hall debut later that year. Since then, she has performed a broad repertoire as a soloist in concerts and recitals worldwide, including the United States, Russia, Venezuela, Israel, Switzerland, Croatia, Mexico and Romania.
Her chamber music repertoire includes the works for violin and piano duo and piano trio, which she performed extensively with her late husband, violinist Lucian Lazar. Her recent CD includes works by Schumann and Chopin.
Her playing has been praised by critics, who have characterized her performances as “such noble playing,” (Yediot Achronot, Tel Aviv), “that rare combination of charisma, personality and terrific pianistic facility” (pianist Tzimon Barto), and “an inspiring display of musical excellence” (Daily Republic).
This concert is presented by the Lazar Foundation for the Performing Arts and Dalia Lazar. For more information about the musician, visit www.dalialazar.com.
For more information on the event, visit the Pequot Library website or call 203-259-0346.
The Pequot Library is located at 720 Pequot Ave.