This year marks the 40th anniversary of Mark Damisch's first tour. An American concert pianist who began studying organ at the Evanston Conservatory of Music at the age of four, Mr. Damisch 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.
Damisch will perform at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 15, in the first floor community meeting room at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
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 also appears in numerous domestic performances every year, and has been joined on tour by his daughters Kristina, Katherine and Alexandra, who sing and play the piano.