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Marta Lledo: An Evening of Tango Piano at California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Escondido CA— The California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents internationally renowned Argentinian piano sensation Marta Lledo on Sunday, November 6, 2016 in the Center Theater at 3pm. Hailed as the world’s #1 Latina pianist, Marta Lledo is known for her passionate tango interpretations as well as her singular classical repertoire. Audiences can expect an afternoon of exceptional artistry from the unstoppable talent that is Marta Lledo. Interviews and hi-res images are available upon request.

Marta Lledo is no stranger to the stage. She gave her first public performance at The Williams Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires when she was just six years old. During her three years as a student at the Williams Conservatory she received first place medals — the top honor for the best student in all three years. Marta Lledo also won the Wagner Association Award for the “Most Talented Young Person in Argentina.”

Marta’s first major break came about from untraditional circumstances. While she was still in her teens and living away from her parents in a modest apartment, she would practice on a table where she taped a piece of paper on which she drew piano keys. With her financial savings diminished and having no work experience, she found herself sleeping in a subway station. One day while rationing out an apple, she noticed men with instruments entering a nearby building and learned that the symphony was holding a rehearsal in the building. She entered the building and insisted on auditioning for the conductor, even after he threatened to call security to have her removed. Just as the conductor reappeared in the room with security trailing behind, Marta began to play Chopin’s 1st Concerto. The conductor immediately motioned for the security to hold their position and when she finished the 1st movement, the entire orchestra began to clap. By the next day, Marta had earned her spot as the new pianist for the symphony.

After the release of her album, Twelve Tangos, she performed her tangos in Leipzig, Germany to an audience of over 5,000 people. The album consists of compositions that were specifically arranged for Lledo. Other notable performances in her career include the Chopin 1st Concerto for piano and orchestra (alongside the famous conductor Miguel Angel Gilardi), as well as performances at the Circulo Military, The Rome Theater, The National Radio Concert Hall, The Italian Club, and the Bolsa de Comercio.

Experience an afternoon with one of the premier Latina pianists as Marta Lledo takes the stage at the Center on November 6, 2016!

About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.

The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events. San Diego Magazine named the Center the “Best Limited Engagement” in North County. The Center was named in the Top Five for U-T San Diego’s Readers Poll for “Best Live Music Venue” and the Top Five for “Best Place to Get Married.” In 2016, the Center was named “Organization of the Year” by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce.

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit artcenter.org.