CHILLY GONZALES' WORLD PREMIERE SOLO PIANO III

CHILLY GONZALES, STELLA LE PAGE, JOE FLORY

31 August and 1-2 September 2018 at 20:00

Auditorium, Centre des arts, La Grande Boissière

Award-winning musician and Guinness World Record holder Chilly Gonzales presents his world premiere Solo Piano III on 31 August and 1-2 September at the Centre des arts.
 

CHILLY GONZALES, Grammy-­winning Canadian pianist and entertainer currently living in Europe, is known as much for the intimate piano touch of best-­selling albums Solo Piano I and Solo Piano II as for his showmanship and composition for award-­winning stars. Gonzo, as he is known to close collaborators, aims to be a man of his time, approaching the piano with classical and jazz training but with the attitude of a rapper.
 
Chilly Gonzales holds the Guinness World Record for the longest solo concert at over 27 hours. He performs and writes songs with Jarvis Cocker, Feist and Drake, among others. With Never Stop, Chilly Gonzales composed a global hit for the inaugural Apple iPad 2 campaign. In 2014 he won a Grammy for his collaboration on Daft Punk’s Best Album of the Year and composed the best-­selling book of easy piano pieces Re-Introduction Etudes. With his last album Chambers, Chilly Gonzales devoted himself to finding a modern take on chamber music.
 
2018 sees the return of Chilly Gonzales to the stage with an intimate hour of extracts from the three Solo Piano album cycles, after which he is joined by Stella Le Page on cello and Joe Flory on drums to perform hits and hidden surprises from the rest of his repertoire, interspersed with his unique playful explanations about how music works.
 
STELLA LE PAGE studied cello and piano at the Royal College of Music in London. She has worked recorded and toured with many artists including Plan B, Primary 1, Château Marmont, Benjamin Clementine and Chilly Gonzales. In 2013 she signed a publishing deal with Universal France and has since lived in Paris, producing and recording her own compositions and songs.
 
JOE FLORY plays the drums and lives in Birmingham. He sometimes releases music as Amateur Best, and is a big fan of drum machines and shorts.