Vanessa Perez will play at St. Luke’s Church of Westport, CT to benefit the students of Caroline House.
Bridgeport, CT August 2012 – Venezuelan-American pianist Vanessa Perez will perform a benefit concert for Caroline House of Bridgeport. The concert will take place at St. Luke’s Church, Westport, CT, October 26, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.
Vanessa is a product of the energized musical culture in Venezuela that produced such international stars as conductor Gustavo Dudamel and pianist Gabriela Montero. Praised for a bold, passionate performing style allied to musicianship of keen sensitivity, Perez has been championed by the most iconic of performers. Conductor Zubin Mehta said of the pianist: “Her level of musical perception and artistic awareness impressed me as much as her total command of the keyboard.” And the legendary pianist Claudio Arrau was touched by her playing, describing Perez as “a pianist whose technique, musicality, and intelligent approach to the music she plays made a profound impression on me.”
At 11 years old, Vanessa left her family and her home in Venezuela to pursue her dream of becoming a pianist. She moved to the United States to study with the best piano teachers and coaches in the country. After 6 years here, Vanessa left for London on a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy. She then moved back to the U.S. and attended Yale for her Master. Now, signed to Telarc/Concord Music Group and playing in some of the best venues in the world, Vanessa is quickly becoming one of the most sought after artists on the classical music scene. A dual citizen of the U.S. and Venezuela, she currently resides just outside Manhattan, in New Jersey.
Sister Peg Regan, Executive Director of Caroline House says “We are honored and thankful to have Vanessa Perez perform a piano concert to benefit the women of Caroline House. ”
Tickets are $65 for the concert and dessert reception. All tickets can be purchased at the Caroline House web-site www.thecarolinehouse.org or by calling Caroline House (203) 334-0640.
About Caroline House:
Caroline House is a nondenominational education center teaching literacy and life skills to economically disadvantaged immigrant women and children. Since opening its doors 17 years ago, Caroline House has nurtured and educated hundreds of women and children. All programs and services are provided free of charge. Grants, foundations and individual donors provide the financial support for our center.
Christine Matthews Paine, Development Director