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Free piano concert in Solingen in July

If you’re in Solingen, Germany on July 10, and you like classical music, you’re invited to come and see 16-year-old pianist Elöd Ambrusz perform!

Elöd is one of Hungary’s most talented young pianists and will be playing works by Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Bach and Scarlatti – for FREE.

Elöd Klavierabend

I have known Elöd Ambrusz since he was little, and I can’t wait to hear him play now. I remember a time when my gran would take him to a nearby nursing home because it had the only freely accessible piano she knew of and he always had a willing and appreciative audience.

He has come a long way since then, attends one of the most prestigious music conservatories and secondary schools in Budapest, and even competed in a national, televised talent show for young classical musicians.

Many people in Solingen have helped Elöd find opportunities to play the piano whenever he’s here on family holiday, so this performance is his way of saying thank you.

All lovers of classical music are invited. Entry is free, although donations are welcome.

 

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Life Hack: Pandora Music to help you study

Pandora Music Life Hack: listen to music by Hans Zimmer while studying or working on urgent work assignments. He is the composer of the film scores for movies like Inception, The Lion King, Gladiator, The Dark Knight, 12 Years a Slave, Da Vinci Code and many more.

Life Hacks Hans Zimmer Pandora

In case you don’t know, Pandora is an Internet Radio. Unfortunately it seems that only those based in the US, Australia and New Zealand still have full access to it, though.

Quick interview with: Róisín O

Irish musician Róisín O opened for the New York Gospel Stars in Solingen on Friday night. Yet, for many of the audience members she stole the show.

The 26-year-old girl from Dublin took to the stage with a guitar, keyboard and a crystal clear voice with an impressive vocal range. She played songs from her debut album The Secret Life of Blue which was released in 2012 and reached #21 in the Irish Album Charts, as well as a few newer songs like  Word-Strong.

Next to her musical talents and voice, Róisín O surprised and delighted the German audience with speaking German while explaining her upcoming tour. Not many performers would have bothered to learn a few sentences in another language, and audience definitely appreciated it.

The singer, whose full name is Róisín O’Reilly, is no stranger to the stage, which is evident when you see her perform. She’s the daughter of Irish folk singer Mary Black and the sister of Danny O’Reilly of The Coronas and has performed at venues world-wide.

I managed to grab her for a minute at the interval to have a quick but lovely chat while she was signing autographs.

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