ABOUT

Mark Damisch is an American concert pianist who began studying organ at the Evanston Conservatory of Music at the age of four. He performed his first piano concert at seven. As a teen in 1974, he toured Europe both as a pianist and also in a vocal group alongside the Vienna Boys Choir.  In Salzburg’s Mirabel Gardens, he first considered the idea of touring on his own.

MarkPianoCathedral_0004The following year, Mr. Damisch arranged, promoted and performed concerts in Eastern Europe, Western Europe and the Soviet Union in furtherance of goodwill and international relations.  In 1976, he performed in Moscow and Leningrad, and in 1977, he performed a 7-week tour around the world.  In 1980-81, while attending law school, Mr. Damisch played fundraising concerts to raise money for students wishing to work in Chicago legal aid clinics.

After a 19-year hiatus, Mr. Damisch returned to the concert stage in the summer of 2000, continuing his mission of performing for charitable causes worldwide.  To date, he has raised over $1 million for local and national organizations.

Mark Damisch’s piano concerts have taken him to more than 40 countries, including Japan, the Soviet Union, Ukraine, Israel, Egypt, the Netherlands, Africa, China, the Greek Islands, Iceland, Taiwan, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, India and more.  He has performed in the Shuvalov Palace, raising funds for local orphanages; in Klin, at Tchaikovsky’s House; in Iskra, at the New Jerusalem Monastery; in Warsaw in the Museum of Jan Paderewski; and in Kyiv, Ukraine, at the National Philharmonic Hall to raise funds for local orphanages and in the Konstantinovsky Palace, Saint Petersburg, the “White House” of Russia

He has performed at the Houses of Friendship in Moscow, Kiev and Leningrad, Soviet Union; in Hiroshima, Japan, sponsored by Mayors for Peace, an organization devoted to the elimination of nuclear weapons; in Shenyang, China, where over $150,000 was raised for the Red Cross in a concert broadcast live to a city of 8 million people.  He has appeared on Swiss National Radio and Voice of America.

Mr. Damisch’s concert tour for peace in the Middle East included concerts sponsored by the United States Embassy, Egypt; the Ein Gedi Kibbutz; and the Ticho House, Jerusalem.  Throughout his many tours each year, he has performed numerous times in coordination with U.S. Embassies and the U.S.O.

Mr. Damisch, who also appears in numerous domestic performances every  year, has been joined on tour by his daughters Kristina, Katherine and Alexandra, who sing and play the piano.

Mr. Damisch makes his career in Chicago as a personal injury and medical malpractice attorney, and is a former criminal prosecutor with the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.  He holds an undergraduate, a master’s degree in business administration, and a law degree from Northwestern University.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant.  An active community member, Mark Damisch was elected to three consecutive terms as President of Northbrook, Illinois, where he makes his home with wife Patty and their three daughters.

2018 Program

K, K and A Productions

Present

Mark Damisch

Pianist

in his 2018 Concert Tour to:

Washington, D.C., Iceland, Ireland, England, Scotland, Belgium,
Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Canada

ABOUT THE MUSIC:

COPLAND: THE OPEN PRAIRIE FROM BILLY THE KID SUITE.

Billy the Kid is a 1938 ballet written by the American composer Aaron Copland It is one of Copland’s most popular and widely performed pieces. It incorporates several cowboy tunes and American folk songs.

It was premiered on 16 October 1938 in Chicago. It begins with the sweeping song “The Open Prairie” and shows many pioneers trekking westward.

COPLAND: HOEDOWN FROM RODEO

Rodeo is a ballet scored by Aaron Copland which premiered in 1942 and is subtitled “The Courting at Burnt Ranch”. The “Hoe-Down” opens by vamping the folk tune “Bonaparte’s Retreat”. Later is heard “Miss McLeod’s Reel” and finally anIrish theme “Gilderoy”.

Building toward the end, Copland reintroduces “Bonaparte’s Retreat” before returning to the Rodeo theme, which slows into the climactic kiss between the Cowgirl and the Roper. “Bonaparte’s Retreat” then ends the piece with a grand fanfare.

GERSHWIN: I’VE GOT RHYTHM

I’ve Got Rhythm” is a piece composed by George Gershwin published in 1930 and which became a jazz standard. The song is featured in the 1951 musical film An American in Paris. Gene Kelly sang the song and tap-danced. This version finished at #32 in American Film
Institute’s 100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.

CHOPIN: NOCTURNE NUMBER 20 IN C SHARP MINOR (Op. POSTH.)

This is a solo piano piece composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1830 and published in 1870. Chopin dedicated this work to his older sister, Ludwika Chopin, with the statement: “To my sister as an exercise before beginning the study of my second Concerto.” The Nocturne is featured in the film The Pianist. It is played twice at the beginning and at the end, by the protagonist Wladyslaw Szpilman, at the recording studio at Warsaw Radio.

GERSHWIN: RHAPSODY IN BLUE

This is a 1924 musical composition which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. It was written in the span of five weeks. Gershwin heard it as a sort of musical kaleidoscope of America, of the country’s vast melting pot, unduplicated national pep and metropolitan madness. It was premiered in the presence of John Phillips Sousa and Sergei
Rachmaninof with Gershwin on the piano.

GERSHWIN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Gershwin wrote this jazz-influenced orchestral piece in 1928. Inspired by the time he spent in Paris, it evokes the sights and energy of the French capital in the 1920s and is one of his best-known compositions.

The composer stated that his “purpose here is to portray the impression of an American visitor in Paris as he strolls about the city and listens to various street noises and absorbs the French atmosphere.” When the piece moves into the blues, “our American friend … has succumbed to a spasm of homesickness.” But, “nostalgia is not a fatal disease.” The American visitor “once again is an alert spectator of Parisian life” and “the street noises and French atmosphere are triumphant.”

ABOUT THE PERFORMER

Mr. Damisch began formal training at the age of 4 and played in public for the first time at the age of 7

In 1974, Mr. Damisch participated in a choir tour of Europe performing with the Vienna Choir Boys.

In 1975, Mr. Damisch performed concerts to further international relations. He performed in Hanover, West Germany; Moscow, Kiev and Leningrad, Soviet Union; Strasbourg and Dijon, France, on Swiss National Radio, WGN Radio and at the Chicago Daley Center Plaza. The “Hanover Zeitung” newspaper called the “young ambassador tour enjoyable and accomplished”

In 1976, Mr. Damisch performed in Moscow and Leningrad on a 10 day tour to the Soviet Union.

1977 performances around the world included Washington D.C, Keflavik, Iceland, Oxford, England, Oslo, Norway, Hanover, Germany, Tokyo, Japan, Odense, Denmark, Mondorf, Luxemburg and Honolulu, Hawaii with a homecoming concert at Northwestern University’s Lutkin Hall in Evanston, Illinois.

In 1981, while attending law school, Mr. Damisch played fund raising concerts to raise money for students wishing to work in legal aid clinics. From the age of 15, he has also written and orchestrated numerous pieces several of which have been performed on tour.

After a 19 year hiatus, Mr. Damisch returned to the stage in the summer, 2000. Concerts were performed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Hanover, Germany, Vienna, Austria and Meiringen, Switzerland as well as 14 additional concerts in the United States.

In 2001, Mr. Damisch performed a 10 city tour of England and Northern Ireland following a concert in the lobby of the famed Chicago Theater where he was feted with resolutions from Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and the United States Congress.

Concerts for that tour included: London sponsored by the Parkinson’s Disease Society; Childline, CLIC, Windsor; Hook Norton for his family’s parish church; Stratford-Upon Avon, Strabane, Northern Ireland, the Queen’s Hall in Newtownards, Northern Ireland and in the Great Hall of Downpatrick. The Stratford Upon Avon Herald wrote that the concert was billed as “an evening not to be missed” and “that is exactly what it was, as the audience was…captivated by the playing…”

In 2002, Mr. Damisch returned to perform at the Chicago Theater as well as in Saint Petersburg, Russia at the Sheremetev Palace; in the Shuvalov Palace raising funds for orphanages; in Klin, at the Tchaikovsky’s House; in Iskra at the New Jerusalem Monastery sponsored by the Chicago-Moscow Sister Cities Program; in Warsaw in the Museum of Jan Paderewski, the former President of Poland sponsored by the Chicago-Warsaw Sister Cities Program. Mr. Damisch appeared in Pravda, on NBC-TV in Chicago, on the Warsaw evening television news and the Gazeta Wyborcza, the largest selling newspaper in Poland. Mr. Damisch’s daughters, Kristina, Katherine and Alexandra have also toured and performed.

Newspaper articles about Mr. Damisch’s various tours have also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times newspapers as well as the Pioneer Press, North Shore and Chicago Magazines. Performances have been televised on NBC-Chicago, ABC-Chicago and CLTV.

In 2003, Mr. Damisch performed in Kyiv, Ukraine, at the National Philharmonic Hall sponsored by the Chicago-Kyiv Sister Cities, the Women’s Forum of Kyiv and the United States Embassy to raise funds for local orphanages; in Petach Tikva, Lod, Netanya and Lev Havaron, Israel sponsored by the Jewish United Fund and the Chicago-Petach Tikva Sisters City Committee. The Kyiv Post said that “Damisch proved a hit”. The Jerusalem Post said that “there must be something to be said for the efforts of apolitical artists in luring warring factions away from the battlefields”.

Mr. Damisch also debuted in New York City sponsored by the Anne Frank Center, performedat the Chicago Cultural Center and at a concert for breast cancer research at Harvard Medical School for the Goldman Partnership.

In 2004, Mr. Damisch performed concerts at the famed Bosendorfer Hall in Vienna, Austria sponsored by the United States Embassy and the Christopher Blind Mission to assist blind children in Africa; in Prague, Czech Republic at the Chodov Water Fortress to raise money for orphanages and at a center for blind residents; in Wiesbaden, Germany sponsored by the USO and in Paris, France with a concert at The American Church. Chicago area concerts benefitted causes such as the American Cancer Society.

In 2005, Mr. Damisch, Alexandra and Katherine Damisch, performed in Hiroshima, Japan sponsored by Mayors for Peace, in Osaka and Nara sponsored by the Chicago-Osaka Sister Cities Committee; in Shenyang, China where over 1000 tickets were sold with $150,000 raised for the Red Cross in a concert beamed live on television. Shanghai and Beijing concerts were sponsored by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the Chicago-Shenyang/Chicago-Shanghai Sister Cities Committee and the Foreign Affairs Office of the Shenyang Municipal People’s Government.

In addition to playing for the charitable causes listed in prior years, Mr. Damisch also has performed concerts sponsored by the Fairy Godmother Foundation, a charity devoted to granting end of life wishes, the American Cancer Society, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Cedarhurst Center for the Performing Arts in Mount Vernon, Illinois, a joint concert with the Glenview Symphony Orchestra and in the Parisian Salon Concert Series.

In 2006, Mr. Damisch, Alexandra and Katherine, performed throughout the Greek Islands; in a Greek Theater in Athens; on the island of Paros for the return of the Parthenon Marbles; in the Old Hall of Queen’s College Cambridge, England and in Rome and Naples, Italy in concerts sponsored by the USO. The Paros Life review stated that Mr. Damisch’s playing has “bravura to spare”.

2007 concerts occurred in St. Petersburg, Russia at the Rimsky-Korsakov House- Museum, the Samoilov Family Museum, the Kschinskaya House and the Sheremetev Palace; in Tallinn, Estonia at the City Hall and in the Neguliste Museum; in Riga, Latvia at the Anglican Church; in Vilnius, Lithuania at the Vilnius City Hall and in Moscow’s environs in the Tchaikovsky House Museum and the Durosov Palace

The 2008 tour for peace in the Middle East included concerts sponsored by the United States Embassy, Egypt; the National Music Conservatory, by the City of Luxor, Egypt, the Ein Gedi Kibbutz and the Ticho House, Jerusalem. The Voice of America broadcast a story
about the tour in 44 languages around the world on www.voanews.com.

2009 concerts were performed in Reykjavik Iceland sponsored by the United States
Embassy at the Domkirkjan and at the Nordik House; in Caen, France at the Museum des Beaux Arts, and in Paris at the American Cathedral and in the Scots Kirk.

In 2010, Mr. Damisch celebrated 50 years of playing. Concerts were performed in:
the German Embassy,Washington, D.C.; Hamburg, Germany at the Amerika Haus; in Leipzig at the Mendelssohn Haus, the Gohlis Palace and the Schumann Haus; in Meissen at the Albrechtsburg Castle; in Salzburg, Austria in the Marble Hall of the Mirabel Palace; in Garmisch-Partenkirchen at the Kongresshalle; in Trier, sponsored by the City of Trier, and in Berlin at both the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial and Epiphanien Churches.

In 2011 the Damisch family performed in: the South Korean Embassy, Washington, D.C.; the Northern Lights Church, Juneau, Alaska; in Ulan Bator, Mongolia sponsored by the United States Embassy, Mongolia; Taipei, Taiwan in the Liberty Square Convention Center; Kaohsiung, Taiwan in the Art Center of the National University sponsored by The American Institute, Taiwan and the Garden of Hope to fight human trafficking; Osaka, Japan sponsored by the City of Osaka for Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami victims; Seoul, South Korea in the US Ambassador’s Residence as well as a concert for disabled children; Busan, South Korea, sponsored by the City of Busan and Sajickdong Church and the Sharing and Happiness Hospital. In Taiwan, the family appeared on national television as well as in the Taiwan Times.

2012 concerts were performed in the India International Center for the Delhi Music Society and Chennai; Hanoi, Vietnam at the National Academy of Music sponsored by the United States Embassy; in Siem Reap, Cambodia to promote the country’s educational system, in Phnom Penh to promote western classical music, in Canberra at the residence of the United States Ambassador to Australia, in Sydney Australia, sponsored by the United State Embassy and in Auckland, New Zealand. Mark and Alexandra appeared on national television in Vietnam and India where he was described as a “global phenomenon in the music business.”

2013 concerts were performed in the Russian Cultural Center, Washington, D.C., the National Cathedral and Oslo International School in Oslo, Norway; Bergen Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark in a concert to raise money for the homeless; Fredricksburg Castle, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden and Kotka, Finland. In Saint Petersburg, Russia, Mark performed at the world famous Hermitage Theater in a concert for a boy who needed life saving stomach surgery; at Rimsky Korsakov’s House, the Suvorov Museum, the Samoilov Family Museum; a return engagement at the Sheremetev Palace, the Jaani Kirik Concert Hall and for the Saint Petersburg International Society for Cooperation.

2014 concerts were performed in the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.,
in Johannesburg, South Africa; for a hospital benefit in Florence, in Milan and Venice, Italy, Vienna, Austria and in Budapest, Hungary.

2015 marked the 40th anniversary of Mr. Damisch’s first tour. Concerts were performed in: the Russian Cultural Center, Washington, D.C., the Austrian Embassy, Washington, D.C.,
the Domkirkjan, Reykjavik, Iceland, the Belfast Arts Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland, St. Peter’s Church in Hook Norton, United Kingdom, St. Bartholomew’s Church, London, United Kingdom, the Nassaukerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands to raise money for homeless people,
the Eilenriede Stift, Hannover, Germany, the United States Consulate in Hamburg, Germany, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, Germany, the Bemowo Cultural Center, Warsaw, Poland, the Blumenthal Auditorium in Tel Aviv for Holocaust survivors, the Sofia Church, Stockholm, Sweden, the Sheremetev Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia, in a concert sponsored by the St. Petersburg Association for International Cooperation, the Konstantinovsky Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia for children who need life saving medical treat, the United States Consulate, Siem Riep, Cambodia, the United States Embassy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the United States Consulate, Shanghai, China to raise money for a local food bank, in Daegu and Seoul, South Korea sponsored by the United States Embassy, South Korea, in Osaka, Japan sponsored by the City of Osaka and in Fort De Russy, Honolulu, Hawaii for US troops stationed in Hawaii.

In 2016, Mr. Damisch raised money for Habitat for Humanity, performed in the Russian
Cultural Centre and the Martin Luther King Library in Washington, D.C., at the Universite Finis Terrae, Lima Peru (twice) for children received their first musical instrument, at the Escola de Música da Universidade Federal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Palácia Sala Multiuso, Centro Cultural do Poder Judiciário in Rio, for the Labortorio de Arte y Trabajo Aletrnativeo and the United States Embassy in Mexico City and Merida, the Chalmer’s Wesley United Church and the St. Andrew’s Church in Quebec City, the Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal, the First Baptist Church in Ottawa.

2017’s concerts were performed in: Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Serbia sponsored by the Mayor of Belgrade, Romania in the National Library Tbilisi, Georgia at the United States Ambassador’s residence, Uzbekistan, and Smolensk and Volgograd, Russia
sponsored by the Mayor’s offices respectively. Mr. Damisch also appeared on television in Smolensk and was the subject of a feature story on WGN TV in Chicago.

We hope that you will enjoy the program. As Mr. Damisch’s first tour program stated in 1975, “Our prayer is that people everywhere will learn from each other’s differences, heal each other’s wounds, promote each other’s progress and benefit from each others mistakes.”

Thank you to so many of you who have offered support and encouragement about this
endeavor over the years Your good wishes are the driving force for the success of this
concert and our summer’s tour. Peace.

Известный американский пианист посетил город Смоленск с гастролями

22 сентября 2017 года в ОГАУК «Смоленская областная филармония» состоялся благотворительный концерт известного американского пианиста Марка Демиша.

Концерт собрал более 100 человек, но желающих послушать талантливого музыканта было гораздо больше. Пианист исполнил музыкальные композиции К. Дебюсси, Б. Бартока, Э. Донаньи и А. Копленда. Гости вечера очень тепло приветствовали господина Демиша и находились в восторге от виртуозного исполнения сложнейших произведений. В конце вечера публика с большим удовольствием исполнила знаменитую «Катюшу» под аккомпанемент пианиста.

Американский пианист и общественный деятель выступил в Волгограде с посланием мира и дружбы 27.09.2017

В Волгоградских школах искусств прошла серия фортепианных концертов американского исполнителя Марка Дэмиша. Свои выступления филантроп и музыкант посвятил подвигу Красной армии и той жертве, которую советский народ принёс ради мира на земле. Именно поэтому в программе концертов были произведения композиторов разных стран: Белы Бартока, Эрнста фон Донаньи, Аарона Копленда, а также знаменитая «Катюша», которой подпевал весь зал. Глава Волгограда Андрей Косолапов приветствовал визит в наш город американского общественного деятеля в рамках народной дипломатии.

Former Northbrook Mayor Takes On World Stage

DAILY NORTH SHORE

By Donald Liebenson – July 13, 2017

Mark Damisch is a big believer in iconic Chicago architect Daniel Burnham’s maxim, “Make no little plans.” This month, the Chicago attorney will embark from his Northbrook home on a 37-night trip abroad that will visit 13 countries. But he is not going as a tourist. He will perform 25 piano recitals.

Damisch began these tours 42 years ago. This is his 18th consecutive summer trip. But Damisch is not a professional musician. Though a virtuoso performer who has sold out international concert halls, he considers himself more a goodwill ambassador whose passion for classical music serves as a cultural bridge.

The overseas concerts are a labor of love for Damisch (he and Patty, his wife of 35 years, raise the funds) In past years he has toured and performed with daughters Kristina, Katherine, and Alexandra, but not this year; Kristina is getting married in August and Alexandra is working on her Masters from DePaul University. Katherine just completed her Masters from Northwestern, and is getting married in December.

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Spotlight on Damisch Daughters

“These tours have been truly life-transforming experiences.  They have forever altered the way I look at the world.”
Alexandra Damisch

If the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree — no wonder Northbrook’s three Damisch daughters stay close to the piano bench.

Their father, concert pianist and former Northbrook village president Mark Damisch, began playing the organ when he was 4 at the Evanston Conservatory of Music, switching to piano at age 7.

“When I look at this summer’s tour, I don’t know how many more we will be able to do as a family,” Mark Damisch lamented.  I’m trying to hang on tightly to every rehearsal — every memory.”

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Tour Dates

Upcoming Shows

19 Aug 2018 Lviv
20 Aug 2018 Krakow
21 Aug 2018 Krakow Krakow Culture Club Krakow Culture Club
25 Aug 2018 Cairo
26 Aug 2018 Amman

Past Shows

18 Aug 2018 Lviv
17 Aug 2018 Kiev
16 Aug 2018 Kiev
15 Aug 2018 Opole
14 Aug 2018 Gdansk

 

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Philanthropy

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“All I want to do is leave the world a little better than I found it.”
Mark Damisch

2015 will be an historic 40th year of piano performance for Mark Damisch…a year of looking back on the abundance of memories of people and places across the globe where his family and their music have been welcomed so warmly.  So too the year brings fresh and exciting new experiences and venues…one-of-a-kind places like the stunning Konstantinov Palace, home of Vladimir Putin, and many other venues, each special in its own way.

One thing will not change, and that is that the Damisches will continue to donate all benefits from both domestic and international performances to local charitable causes.  Through their music, Mark and his daughters Alexandra and Katherine have, to date, raised over $1 million for non-profit organizations worldwide.  In partnership with these groups, the family – which sponsors its own travel and does not accept performance fees – will honor its tradition of performing to audiences comprised of the charity’s constituents, with all ticket proceeds going to the charity.

To discuss an opportunity to host a concert that benefits a non-profit organization in your region, please contact us using the form provided.

A partial list of charitable recipients:

American Cancer Society

Austrian Embassy

Belfast Crescent Arts Centre

Bemovo Cultural Center, Warsaw, Poland

Blumenthal Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel, Benefit for Holocaust Survivors

Care Austria, Vienna

Cedarhurst Center for the Performing Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL

Cemtro Cultural do Poder Judiciario

Chicago-Amman Sister Cities Program

Chicago-Osaka Sister Cities Program

Chicago-Petach Tikva Sister Cities Program

Chicago-Warsaw Sister Cities Program

Childline, CLIC – Juvenile Leukemia

Chinese People’s Association for Friendship, Shanhai/Beijing

Chinese Red Cross

Christoffel Blindenmission, Austria

Council for Jewish Elderly

Ein Gedi Kibbutz, Jerusalem

Fairygodmother Foundation

Garden of Hope / Human Trafficking, Taipei City, Taiwan

Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships, Chicago

Habitat for Humanity, Lake County, IL

Hanbit School for the Blind

Hands of Peace

Hermitage Theater Benefit for Young Boy’s Urgent Medical Needs

Homeless Shelters, Copenhagen, Denmark

Hook Norton Cathedral, Windsor, UK

Illinois State Bar Association

International Centre for the Delhi Music Society

Island of Paros, Greece, Parthenon Marbles Initiative

Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Victims, Osaka, Japan

Jewish United Fund

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Konstantinov Palace Fundraiser for Sunrise Foundation

Lemon Creek Correctional Facility Prison Ministry

Local Orphanages, St. Petersburg, Russia

Mayors for Peace, Hiroshima, Japan

Nassaukerk Benefit for Homeless and Drug Addiction

National Academy of Music, Hanoi

National Music Conservatory, Egypt

Northern Light Church Replacement Project

Parkinson’s Disease Society, London, UK

Peace in the Middle East: Israel, Egypt, Jordan

Shanghai Food Depository

Sharing and Happiness Hospital, Busan, South Korea

Siem Reap, Cambodia, Educational System

Social Concerns Committee, Paris

South Africa Hospital Benefit

Special Olympics Korea

St. Petersburg International Society for Cooperation

Sue Ryder Foundation, Czech Republic

Sunrise Foundation

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk for the Cure

Ticho House, Jerusalem

U.S. Consulate, Hamburg, Germany

U.S. Consulate, Russia

U.S. Embassy in Mexico

U.S.O., Troops in Iraq

Universidad Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Universite Finis Terrae, Santiago Chile, Musicians Fund

YWCA Week Without Violence

 

Press

Volgograd City Newspaper, Американский пианист призвал волгоградских музыкантов к миру и дружбе Read more

Volgograd Tourism Bureau, Pianist Mark Damisch brought to Volgograd a message of peace and friendship from the United States Read more

Volgograd Tourism Bureau, 28.09.2017 Пианист Марк Дэмиш привез в Волгоград послание мира и дружбы из США  Read more

Vologograd City Council Web Article, Американский пианист и общественный деятель выступил в Волгограде с посланием мира и дружбы   Read more

Daily Northshore, “Former Northbrook Mayor Takes On World Stage” Read more

Chicago Tribune, “Northbrook Pianist Mark Damisch to Kick Off International Tour”   Read more

The Washington Post:  “Chicago Lawyer’s Second Act”  Read more

Chicago SunTimes, “His Next Campaign:  Village President Plans Tour As Concert Pianist”  Read more

Chicago Tribune, “Northbrook Leader Juggles Varied Roles”  Read more

Northwestern University Alumni Life:  “Mark Damisch: Peaceful Pianist”    Read more

Northbrook Arts Commission, “Spotlight on Mark W. Damisch”   Read more

Chicago Trib Local, “Damisch Family Takes Music Overseas”   Read more

AARP The Magazine, “A Pianist Who Plays for Charity”  Read more

Chicago Tribune, “Suburban Leader Finds Ways to Mix Politics, Piano”  Read more

The Phenom Penh Post, “Peace Pianist to Play in Sofitel”  Read more

Russian Cultural Center, “The Concert of Russian and American Concert Music”  Read more 

Thanhnien News, “American Father-Daughter Combo to Give Piano Recital in Hanoi”     Read more

Embassy of the United States, “Peaceful Pianist Mark Damisch and his two daughters visited Mongolia as part of his 2012 Asia Tour”  Read more

Forest & Bluff Magazine, “An Afternoon of American Classical Music”  Read more

Pravda Ru, “Pianist and Northbrook Village President Mark W. Damisch Announces Plans for Eastern European Concert Tour and Chicago Theater Concert”   Read more

Voice of America.com, “Chicago Musician Travels to Mideast, Plays in Israel, West Bank”  Read more

Daily News Egypt, “An American Pianist in Egypt”  Read more

 

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