LightHouse continues its live listening party for ears only, LightHouse Listenings, on April 11 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at LightHouse Headquarters. Join us for an evening of live music in the dark with award-winning classical guitarist Ioana Gandrabur, as she incorporates music with lively interactive discussions about music, blindness, and non-visual entertainment.
When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1155 Market St. 10th Floor, San Francisco
RSVP to Andrea Vecchione at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7311.
About the performer
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Ioana Gandrabur started playing piano at the age of five. At twelve she discovered the guitar and, feeling an immediate connection with this instrument, she began to study with Liviu Georgescu and Petre Fartatescu. After only two years she won the Romanian National Guitar Competition, becoming its youngest laureate to this day. At the age of 16, Ioana Gandrabur immigrated to Canada. She continued her studies at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal under the direction of Jean Vallières and graduated with honours. Then, receiving full scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service, she traveled to Germany for postgraduate studies at the Musikhochschule in Köln (germany) with Hubert Käppel, the Musikakademie in Basel (Switzerland) with Oscar Ghiglia and the Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf (Germany) with Joaquin Clerch. She received degrees from each of these schools. To learn even more, read the blog post on the LightHouse website.