Filjak Goes Solo This Weekend At St. Mark's Episcopal

Sep 6, 2013

Internationally-known pianist Martina Filjak is performing in San Antonio tomorrow at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

San Antonians have seen Filjak before -- she has performed with the San Antonio symphony -- but now she's back and this time she's going solo.

"I'm going to perform a range of works that are encompassing some [Antonio] Soler, but also Bach and Liszt, but also in the second part of the concert some Schumann piano sonatas," she said.

Filjak is a Croatian pianist who started playing piano at the age of 5 -- she held her first public performance at age 6. She has won numerous international piano competitions and is known to push the boundaries of the piano -- shifting the instrument into a different realm of sound.

"I think it's a very emotional program and so anyone who wants to come will be welcome, and I look forward to it," she said.

When asked about the flow of the program, Martina put it this way:

"It goes from pretty intense to even more intense," she said, laughing.