Artistes, Bands & Orchestras

SPOT Festival (2017)

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SPOT is an annual music festival held in the city of Aarhus, Denmark. The festival is essentially Denmark’s answer to South-By-Southwest or The Great Escape, and showcases up-and-coming Danish and Scandinavian/Nordic talent. Since 1994, SPOT Festival has been a platform for several upcoming bands and artists, from The Raveonettes and Mew, to MØ and Efterklang, […]

Cinematic Orchestra: About the Band

The Cinematic Orchestra Band The Cinematic Orchestra is a British jazz and electronic band, created in 1999 by Jason Swinscoe. The group is signed to independent record label Ninja Tune. In addition to Swinscoe, the band includes former DJ Food member PC (Patrick Carpenter) on turntables, Luke Flowers (drums), Tom Chant (Saxophone), Nick Ramm (piano), […]

Rising South Korean star says winning the International Chopin Piano Competition put him on the road to stardom

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Rising South Korean star Seong-Jin Cho says that winning the legendary International Chopin Piano Competition put him on the road to stardom. “I was really happy, because I wouldn’t have to play in any more competitions,” Cho recalls. Nothing captures the ambivalence many musicians feel toward piano competitions — those high-stakes Olympics of the musical […]

Billy Joel: The Piano Man

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Billy Joel, The Piano Man: Lets take a closer look at his life and his accomplishments. Highlights April 2, 1972: Billy Joel played the Mar y Sol Festival in Puerto Rico, where he caught the attention of Clive Davis of Columbia Records. April 6, 1974: The “Piano Man” single finally entered the Billboard chart, five […]

Lucas Debargue, the Young Classical Pianist with few years of serious training is breaking all the rules

Classical Pianist Lucas Debargue, used to work at a Parisian grocery store, entered Moscow’s prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition with only three years of serious training under his belt, and walked away with the Critics’ award, and the Fourth Prize, a recording contract with Sony. Meet Lucas Debargue, the Young Classical Pianist with few years of […]

Jason Farnham: Master of making techno remixes out of classical tunes

Jason Farnham of San Francisco Bay, California is a first-class entertainer, and his shows leave the audience smiling. Jason is an American composer, performer, and record producer Many call Jason Farnham the “International Entertainer of Contemporary Piano Music.” His fans affectionately call him “Schroeder” from Peanuts because of his toy piano, his witty Victor Borge-style […]

Vangelis: Interview with the legendary Greek composer

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Vangelis is a Greek composer and performer, who works mostly with electronic instruments (although the genres he works with includes electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music). About Vangelis Vangelis is known for his amazing works in electronic music, blended with orchestral style; his music is so powerful yet melodic. Vangelis’ most popular compositions include […]