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Richard Galliano

| France

New projects and albums in 2015! (“Hommage à Edit Piaf” / “Richard Galliano New Musette 4tet” - 30th anniversary as a solo artist)

Richard Galliano has succeeded, through his musical emphasis on melody, rhythm, and harmony, in imposing his instrument in musical contexts that previously ignored it jazz festivals (Marciac, Vienne, Montréal, etc.) and classical concert halls (Academia Santa-Cecilia in Rome, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Milan' s la Scala etc.).He was born in Cannes on December 12, 1950. He studied piano and accordion with his father, Lucien Galliano, before pursuing his musical studies at the Nice Conservatory, presided at that time by organist Pierre Cochereau. He studied counterpoint, harmony, and trombone, graduating with a 1er Prix d' Excellence in 1969. In parallel with this musical apprenticeship he took part in international accordion competitions. Playing J.S. Bach, Tchaikovsky, Ravel and Gershwin, he won first prize in the accordion "World Cup" two years in a row (1966, Valence, Spain and 1967, Calais, France) as well as the President's Prize in 1968 (under President Charles de Gaulle).

Between 1980 and 2003 Richard Galliano recorded several Albums and shared the stage with great musicians in concerts all over the world (Paris, New York, Moscow, London, Buenos Aires, Montréal, San Francisco, Istanbul, etc.). He played with: Chet Baker, Ron Carter, Joe Zawinul, Al Foster, Pierre Michelot, Philip Catherine, Charlie Haden, Toots Thielemans, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Larry Grenadier, Scott Colley, Jan Garbarek, Paquito di Rivera, Michel Petrucciani, Gilberto Gil, Richard Bona, Manu Katche, Paolo Fresu and many others.

Richard Galliano releases two very interesting projects in 2015:

Hommage a Edith Piaf is a duo project in collaboration with the popular French guitarist Sylvain Luc.
Initiated was the idea by the 100-year jubilee of Edith Piaf, which is in 2015. The studio album to the project is called La Vie En Rose and will also be released this year.

 30th Anniversary New Musette Quartet is the second big project of Galliano in 2015. It is a masterpiece on the occasion of the 30-year anniversary of his solo career. Together with the New Musette Quartet he presents the most important self-composed musical pieces of his career. In 2015 a studio album will be released to this project as well.

Richard Galliano changed the history of the accordion: today we can speak of "before" and "after" Galliano."
(Yasuhiro Kobayashi - Japanese accordionist, Björk's accompanist)

current album: Vivaldi (Deutsches Grammophon 2013)

On tour

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Maarja Nuut

21.04. DK-Copenhagen
03.05. A-Linz
18.05. NL-Rotterdam
07.06. FI-Tampere
15.06. DE-Hannover
09.07. DE-Schwerin

The award-winning artist has been absorbing the rich tradition of Estonian folk and translates it into contemporary music.