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Tigran Hamasyan, piano; Evan Marien, bass; Arthur Hnatek, drums
Some of you must still remember this young Armenian pianist’s first appearance within the context of the Cankarjevi torki Series. That was in 2012, when he was only 25. We knew even then that his rise to prominence would be both swift and global.
Born in Gyumri, Armenia, Tigran grew up in a household that was full of music—his father was more of a rock fan and his uncle a huge jazz buff. Along the way, Tigran discovered the wide variety of Armenian music, including work songs, epic folk songs and war dances that are very different from region to region. While studying classical music in Armenia, Tigran continued to grow on his own as a jazz pianist. When he was 16, his parents moved to Los Angeles to give their two children (Tigran’s sister is a painter and sculptor) better artistic opportunities.
He is one of the most remarkable and distinctive jazz-meets-rock pianists of his generation. Tigran’s fresh sound is marked by an exploration of time signatures beyond 4/4 into 5/4 and 9/8, charged dynamics, the shifting between acoustic and electric modes of expression, all undergirded by an affinity to the grind of heavy metal. Tigran is an imaginative artist who freely and courageously pursues his own vision, not only built on tradition but also infused with his own personality and passion.
Hamasyan’s latest album, The Call Within, was released last year on the notable American Nonesuch Records.
In cooperation with International Druga godba Festival
The opening of the summer concert and festival season could not have been more exciting or inspiring.
The Music of the World 2020/21 Subscription replacement for Orquesta Akokán (28 May 2021) is the Tigran Hamasyan Trio (2 July 2021). Subscribers are requested to confirm their attendance by 1 June by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you choose not to attend the alternative concert, a refund or credit note will be issued.
Holders of Druga Godba 2021 festival tickets will be issued with new tickets before the Tigran Hamasyan concert. Tickets will be issued one hour before the event at the entrance to the venue. You will have to present your festival ticket to staff before being issued with a new ticket. Tickets have been reserved in the stalls (ground level) for holders of Druga Godba 2021 tickets.
22,00 | 25,00 | 28,00 EUR
18,00 EUR * * EUR for younger than 25 and older than 65, as well as pensioners, discounted prices for the lowest seat category
5% discount on online purchases cd-cc.si