Discovering Eric Himy, February 23, 2009
My wife and I were floored by the amazing Mr Eric Himy (pronounced as “steamy”). His Master Class/Concert at the Blackrock Center for the Performing Arts in Germantown, MD, Sunday Feb. 22, 2009 was a revelation.
Himy gave us a history lesson as well performing some of the finest piano works of Gershwin, Liszt, Debussy and Ravel. His American in Paris was superb as were Three Preludes, and numbers from Porgy and Bess and some of his more familiar Broadway show tunes. The way Himy tied in the influence of Debussy, Ravel and Liszt was mesmerizing. We are buying all of his music. He is a treasure.
Henry Thierry (Gaithersburg, MD)