Acclaimed French pianist with Mexican and Lebanese background, Simon Ghraichy is renowned for his unique personal style defined with rich, diverse cultural influences. He is appreciated by peers for his irreproachable virtuosity and remarkable artistic taste, as well as by less experienced listeners for his uninhibited extrovert personality and charisma.
Thus, prestigious venues such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Carnegie Hall have witnessed a dramatic drop of their audiences’ average age when Ghraichy’s concerts were staged.
Simon Ghraichy learned from such masters as Michel Béroff and Daria Hovora at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP), and Tuija Hakkila at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, before winning numerous awards and launching an international career.
Ghraichy has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in chamber music and solo recitals in music halls over the five continents: at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Philharmonie de Paris, Versailles Royal Opera, Berliner Philharmonie in Germany, Gran Teatro Nacional in Lima, Teatro Mayor in Bogota and many other venues in France, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Australia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Egypt, Namibia, Angola, South Korea, etc.
He has also been invited to perform as a soloist in many festivals such as Bard Music Festival in NY, Baalbeck International Festival in Lebanon, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Festival de St. Tropez in France etc… and as with orchestras such as the Chilean National Orchestra, Liege Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, Orchestre Pasdeloup, Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Mexico State Symphony Orchestra, etc…
He will be touring through several cities of the world and, in Indonesia, Institut Français Indonesia (IFI) and Alliance Française (AF) Indonesia will be the local host. In Indonesia, he starts the tour from Bali to Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Jakarta and Medan with the local partners.
In Medan, this event is organized by Alliance Française Medan on:
Day/ date : Thursday, 16th of May 2019
Time : 19.00 WIB
Venue : SMK Methodist Charles Wesley
In total, the concert was attended by about 250 audiences included our special guests such as Mr. Irwansyah the Honorary Consul of Timor Leste in Medan, Mrs. Wang Jun the Vice Consul of China in Medan, Mr. Unggul Sitanggang the Head of History Departement with the colleagues from North Sumatera Tourism Office as the representative of the North Sumatera Vice Governor, and the North Sumatera Archeological Office.
Besides, our special thanks belongs to IFI Indonesia, SMK Methodist Charles Wesley, DAAI TV, KISS FM Medan, and A-Radio for all the supports and helps.
Finally we thank everybody for coming, it was a big pleasure to enjoy the show with you all.
Thank you and see you on the next event…
Workshop: SMK Methodist Charles Wesley
Radio : A-Radio
Concert : SMK Methodist Charles Wesley
Photos of Simon GHRAICHY