Italian jazz pianist to perform in Hanoi

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Italian jazz pianist Cesare Picco will perform at the first of the three concerts to ma Italian Music Month on September 11 at Hanoi Opera House.

The concert will feature a performance of "Hanoi Improvisation" with the Vietnamese comporkser and musician, Tri Minh, to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long Hanoi.  Cesare Picco will also play his own compositions, including My room, Karakoum, L'orologio (Clock), La prima stella, A long wait (a special tribute J. Bach), and Choir at the end of the day.

The concert will retrace some of the defining moments in the artistic journey of this immensely curious musician, whose music is a blend of poetry, beautiful melodies and profound spirituality.

The 41-year-old Cesare Picco is a composer, improvisator and author of ballets, operas and special projects that have been performed worldwide from 1986 with remarkable success.

In 2007, he published "˜Back to Me', a personal interpretation of Bach's 5° Brandenburg concert performed with the Berlin Chamber Soloists. He also collaborated with artists such as Giovanni Sollima, Markus Stockhausen, Taketo Gohara, Yukimi Nagano and Andrea Bocelli.

The next concert on September 20 will feature the Italian flute player Andrea Griminelli who is currently on tour in Asia. October 15 will see pianist Gabriele Carcano perform at Hanoi Opera House.

According to The Italian Embassy in Vietnam, who is organizing the concerts, the events aim to strengthen the relationship between Italian and Vietnamese people as well as increase knowledge and awareness of the one-thousand-year-old city of Hanoi.

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