24th Annual Chopin Piano Festival at Chamizal Theater

September 18, 2018


El Paso Community College program “Salute to the Arts,” has gifted a festival that is said to present the world’s finest pianists. 


This will be the 24th year that “The El Paso Chopin Piano Festival” is giving El Paso an event filled with music excellence. 




Lucy Scarbrough  is among those set to perform at the 24th Annual Chopin Piano Festival.


The festival will be held at Chamizal National Memorial Theater on 800 S. San Marcial September 22, October 6, and October 20. 


This is a non-profit organization; but they do ask for people to donate so that they may further the festival. 


The El Paso Chopin Piano Festival wants to make sure that everyone knows that this event is free and seating is very limited so they highly recommend you arrive early; and make sure that no one misses this once in 2018 music event.


El Paso is one city out of many outside of Europe that celebrates the music of Frederic Chopin, Chopin is one of the world’s most influential music composers and for this reason our city of El Paso is honoring the cultural and musical diversity in this region.   


Here we will see big names in the 2018 three-concert season; Eric Zuber, a pianist that is said to be “irresistibly fluid” and “illuminating” by the New York Times.


 He has made a name for himself by being a recipient of ten major prizes from the world’s most respected international piano competitions; such as Cleveland Seoul, Dublin and the Piano-e-competition. 


Because of these achievements, Zuber was rewarded the Arthur Rubinstein prize from the school of Julliard. Zuber will be set to perform 7:00 PM, Saturday, September 22, 2018. 


Richard Dowling, a pianist who has been named an “impressive fine pianist” by New York Times has performed at Rockefeller Center and 92nd Street Y.


 People from all over have praised him for being able to charm them with the music of the recent Scott Joplin that inspires everyone who hears it. Dowling is set to perform 7:00 PM, Saturday, October 6, 2018. 


Finally, the last performance for the 2018 El Paso Chopin Piano Festival is Lucy Scarbrough, a pianist that happens to be El Paso’s very own. 


El Paso Times has named her a “soloist of rare power and sensitivity”, not only that but she had founded and is served as the artist director of the El Paso Chopin Piano Festival. Scarbrough, who has also directed the El Paso Civic Orchestra,  is set to perform at 7:00 PM,Saturday, October 20.



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