Hanoi: Sat 11 May 2013, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House
HCMC: Thu 09 May 2013, 8 pm
HCMC Conservatory of Music
Update: FREE TICKETS to the concerts have run out! However, Hanoi Grapevine’s readers have the chance to win 10 pairs of tickets to both concerts in Hanoi (5 pairs) and HCMC (5 pairs) with good seats on first level. Follow Grapevine for details coming on Monday 6 May!
Eric LEGNINI, one of the most talented pianists of international jazz ‘s scene, will perform in Ho Chi Minh City on May 9th and May 11th 2013 in Hanoi in the program of Europe Days in Vietnam and on the occasion of 20th anniversary of the execution of Cultural Cooperation Agreement between the Social Republic of Vietnam ‘s Government and Community of Francophone Belgium ‘s Government.
Eric Legnini: piano – Thomas Bramerie: contrabass
Franck Agulhon: drum – Hugh Coltman: vocal
Eric Legnini was born in 1970 near the Liège city in Belgium. He began studying piano at the age of 6 and discovered jazz in the 80s of the previous century, from that moment this kind of music became great passion and the reason for life. At the age of 18, he came to the America to satisfy his dream of drowning in magical sounds of this country, especially his idol Herbie Hancock. After that, he returned to teach piano at the Brussels Academy of Music, but shortly after that, he decided to be on stage and never leave his paradise from then on.
He met and worked with generation of the most famous jazz artists such as Stefano Di Battista, Belmondo brothers, Paco Jerry, Milton Nascimento and many other great names of this genre, along with them, he performs on the biggest stage of the world. He also accompanied with piano for many famous singers such as Carla Bruni, Claude Nougaro, Lian Foly …
Essentiels – his debut album was produced in 1990 and then, 10 music CDs were made. All CDs are welcomed by critics and music lovers, all were charmed by his virtuosity and endless creativity.
The Belgian Jazz pianist never stops trying to explore the mood of creation that varies among soul music, gospel, blues and jazz. Recently, he combines his talents with two other famous musicians, musician Thomas Bramerie who plays contrabass and drummer Franck Agulhon. With the latest album of the trio named Sing twice, a very attractive CD, a mix of jazz, pop and African melodies, he has invited three renowned vocals: British singer Hugh Coltman, Malian female singer Mamani Keita and the US-Japan female singer Emi Meyer. Eric Legnini desire to play hard, 200% to even 300% of strength for the music!
In 2005 Eric won Legnini «Django D’OR», in 2006, he won the «Octave Music” and in 2011, he won the “Glorious Music” for Jazz album of the year.
In addition to the concert in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Eric Legnini will have a Master class with students at Ho Chi Minh City Academy of Music on May 10th , from 9 am to 11.30 am.
(Eric Legnini played in Hanoi once in 2011 and Grapevine’s Jazz reviewer Paul Zetter wrote a piece about him here.)
Free Tickets to Concerts (Limited tickets) will be available from 02 May at:
Hanoi: Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation in Vietnam
Daeha Building (5th floor, # 505)
360 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi
Tel. (04) 3.831.52.41
HCMC: Department of Regional Chamber of Wallonie in Ho Chi Minh City
C / o Gemadept Tower, 11th Floor, Room 1103
6 Le Thanh Ton Street – District 1 – Ho Chi Minh City
See his performances:
| Hanoi Opera House|
01 Trang Tien Str, Hanoi
| HCMC Conservatory of Music|
112 Nguyen Du Str, Dist 1, HCMC