An internationally-renown pianist returns soon to the Alamo City. I asked Eduardo Delgado about his upcoming appearance here.
"Well I’m very excited about it because the first time I went to San Antonio I was a judge of the competition,” he said.
He was here as a San Antonio International Piano Competition judge.
“We had a wonderful time and we listened to wonderful talents,” said Delgado.
Every three years the piano competition brings young talent together for a rigorous competition. On this visit though, Delgado has a different focus.
“This time I’m going as a performer,” he said.
Delgado is coming to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m.
“It’s going to be more classically-oriented and a more traditionally-oriented program,” he said of the performance.
Delgado will be playing selections from Mendelssohn, Schumann and Scarlatti. When he was growing up, Delgado’s mother was a piano teacher.
“I had an amazing ear,” he said.
When his mother’s students would play the wrong note, he would hop up and show them the right note to play.
“And I was only four years old,” Delgado said.
He encouraged South Texans to come to the event:
"I would like to say to the audience that I would really love for them to participate in the concerts,"
- For more on this San Antonio International Piano Competition visit: www.saipc.org