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NYU Abu Dhabi: Internationally acclaimed pianist Ioannis Potamousis in live performance


Listen to a selection of classical music by Claude Debussy and Franz Liszt in a live virtual performance

Internationally acclaimed pianist Ioannis Potamousis is set to perform a selection of classical music by Claude Debussy and Franz Liszt in a live virtual performance.

The concert is being presented as part of the 2020 – 2021 recital series of The Music Program at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in collaboration with The Arts Center at NYUAD.

You can get to see the performance for FREE  tonight (Monday, 26 October at 7:30pm. Just log on to on The Arts Center’s Facebook Page and website for the live steaming.

A world class performer, Potamousis, who is also an Adjunct Instructor of Music at NYUAD, has played in venues in Europe, the Middle East and across North America.

Famous for his captivating artistry and introspective poetic expression, Potamousis will inaugurate the University’s newest instrument, a Steinway & Sons concert grand piano, for the performance.

Instructor of Music and Producer at NYUAD Thaddeus Stegall, commented: “We are incredibly excited to open our 2020-2021 season with Petite and Grande.

“This piano recital highlights important works to the piano repertoire performed passionately by a talented member of the faculty, Ioannis Potamousis. A recital by Potamousis will teach you something new and inspire you to, in the words of John Sexton, play another octave on the piano.”

Titled Petite and Grande, the recital will focus on two milestones from the impressionist and romantic musical era: Debussy’s 12 Preludes and Liszt’s Après une lecture du Dante.

The performance will take audiences through the colour and symbolism of French impressionism through to the exuberance and passion of early-era romanticism.

The piano recital comes as part of The Music Program’s ongoing programming, aiming to unite students and audiences with special musical performances from across the region and the world.

Petite and Grande is open to the public. Audiences are still encouraged to confirm their attendance on the Facebook event. For further information, please visit The Arts Center at NYUAD’s website

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi re-invents its sixth season fall program for our fast-changing world

  • Building on more than 400 shows and performances in over five years, The Arts Center’s upcoming season includes works by artists who have reinvented their work for the online space and experience
  • Themed A Bridge, the new program looks to bring audiences both locally and internationally closer together in the current climate


For more information, please visit: or please find the season six program summary here.

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About The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi
Presenting music, theater, dance, film and interdisciplinary performances that defy definition, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi is a performing arts center that presents distinguished professional artists from around the world alongside student, faculty, and community productions. The Arts Center draws on the resources of NYUAD to create a dynamic space for research, investigation, and the active pursuit of knowledge and wisdom for audiences as well as visiting artists. The Arts Center is proudly supported by Swyp as lead sponsor and GAC as sustainer sponsor.




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