Z-Arts presents an evening with James D’León

SPRINGDALE — Z-Arts is pleased to present a night with pianist James D’León. On Friday, D’León will perform a variety of music from Franck, Liszt, Montague, Bill Evans, Piazzolla and more.

James D'Leon | Photo courtesy of Z-Arts, St. George News
James D’Leon | Photo courtesy of Z-Arts, St. George News

Born in South Korea into a musical family, D’León began playing the piano at the age of 4 and performed his first solo recital at the age of 5. When he was 12, he won both the San Francisco Symphony and the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra competitions, performing the Grieg Piano Concerto and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. By the age of 14, he had won every regional competition culminating in his debut performance of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

In 2009, he was selected as an International Steinway Artist, listed on both the prestigious New York and Hamburg, Germany, rosters. Praised by The Salt Lake Tribune as “a musical sorcerer who mesmerized the audience with every single note,” D’León will enchant with a variety of musical selections, including modern and classical favorites.

Known as a rare and completely versatile pianist, James dazzles audiences, keeping them on the edge of their seats with his commanding technique and searching interpretations. The Philadelphia Inquirer described his performance as “exciting pianism and powerful emotion.”

The Canyon Community Center is located at 128 Lion Blvd. in Springdale. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the performance will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Friday.

Admission at the door will cost $10 for students or Z-Arts members, $15 for nonmembers; cash or check only. To learn more, please call Z-Arts at 435-772-3434 ext. 313 or go online.

Event details

  • What: Z-Arts, an evening with James D’León
  • When: Friday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m.
  • Where: The Canyon Community Center, 128 Lion Blvd., Springdale

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