2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Mark Damisch´s first tour. Damisch is an American concert pianist who began studying organ at the Evanston Conservatory of Music at the age of four. He performed his first piano concert at seven. As a teen in 1974, he toured Europe both as a pianist and also in a vocal group alongside the Vienna Boys Choir. In Salzburg’s Mirabel Gardens, he first considered the idea of touring on his own.
Mark Damisch’s piano concerts have taken him to more than 40 countries, including Japan, the Soviet Union, Ukraine, Israel, Egypt, the Netherlands, Africa, China, the Greek Islands, Iceland, Taiwan, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, India and more. He has performed in the Shuvalov Palace, raising funds for local orphanages; in Klin, at Tchaikovsky’s House; in Iskra, at the New Jerusalem Monastery; in Warsaw in the Museum of Jan Paderewski; and in Kyiv, Ukraine, at the National Philharmonic Hall to raise funds for local orphanages.
Mr. Damisch’s concert tour for peace in the Middle East included concerts sponsored by the United States Embassy, Egypt; the Ein Gedi Kibbutz; and the Ticho House, Jerusalem. Throughout his many tours each year, he has performed numerous times in coordination with U.S. Embassies and the U.S.O.
Mr. Damisch, who also appears in numerous domestic performances every year, has been joined on tour by his daughters Kristina, Katherine and Alexandra, who sing and play the piano.
When: Friday, July 31, 2015 | 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Where: Embassy of Austria | 3524 International Court NW | Washington, DC 20008
Admission: Free | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concert-mark-damisch-40th-anniversary-tour-tickets-17225988395