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: Francesco Tristano

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Francesco Tristano, is establishing himself as one of classical music's rising stars. Growing up in Luxembourg, he has an impressive CV. He is the winner of the 2004 Orleans International Contest, a highly prestigious competition dedicated to 20th Century classical music, and was selected in 2007 by the Philharmonie Luxembourg to take part in the ‘Rising Stars' network of European concert halls. (ECHO)

He is a graduate of the very selective Juilliard School in New York where he studied from 1998 to 2003, before studying at conservatories in Luxembourg, Brussels and Paris.

Francesco Tristano made his US debut in Ann Arbor as a soloist in 2000 with Maestro Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra and has since played at some of the world's largest auditoriums, such as New York's Carnegie Hall, Berlin's Philharmonie or Paris' Cité de la Musique and performed with many renowned orchestras and conductors.

He recorded critically acclaimed interpretations of Berio's complete piano works, Prokofiev's concerto no 5 and Ravel's concerto in G with the RNO and Maestro Pletnev, as well as Frescobaldi's first book of toccatas and Bach's Goldberg Variations.

Although as a child he loved Bach, Vivaldi, Scarletti, Berio and Francesconi, he was quick to develop an interest in a wide range of musical styles. While he dreamed of becoming a drummer, he was also fascinated by jazz and improvisation, along with contemporary and electronic music. A music lover with an insatiable appetite for discovery, he soon began to experiment with genres, periods, interpretations and improvisations during his concerts. The audiences could have been disconcerted, but instead they loved it.

His adventures in the electronic music circles already started on his arrival at the Juilliard School and took a new turn in 2007 with the release of Not For Piano: an opportunity for open-ended playfulness, post-produced by Fernando Corona (aka Murcof), this record transcended the musical genres and contained three striking covers of electronic music classic tracks (including The Bells by Jeff Mills).
Pursuing his investigations, Francesco created two more captivating albums for Infiné ; Auricle Bio/On, for which he teamed up with Berlin minimal techno Godfather Moritz von Oswald, and Idiosynkrasia, including compositions by Francesco Tristano, the most personal album so far. Both albums were released in November 2008.

After a first show with Innerzone Orchestra, Carl Craig - while he was reworking "The Melody" - invited him to Detroit to record some piano parts. From this meeting emerged a remix played extensively at The Miami Winter Conference 2008 as well as the Versus supercollective. Bringing Carl, Francesco, Moritz von Oswald and the orchestra "Les Siècles" together on stage, the "Versus" project took place in October 2008 at « La Cité de La Musique » in Paris.

Since March 2010, Francesco Tristano is an exclusive Universal recording artist. His first CD for Deutsche Grammophon "bachCage" has been released in March 2011.

With one foot in the classical music and the other in electronic music networks, Francesco found his balance by executing acrobatic splits between two antagonistic genres, which makes him one the most unique and surprising profiles of the decade.



Titre: Surface Tension

Year: 2016

Label: Transmat Records


Titre: Place On Lafayette (Remixes)

Year: 2016

Label: Physical


Titre: Body Language Vol.XVI

Year: 2015

Label: Get Physical


Title : Afrodiziak

Year : 2015

Label : MPS/EDEL

Titre: Scandale

Year: 2014

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Titre: Long Walk

Year: 2012

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Titre: bachCage (Moritz von Oswald & Lawrence remix)

Year: 2011

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Titre: Idiosynkrasia (EP)

Year: 2011

Label: Infiné

Titre: bachCage

Year: 2011

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Titre: Idiosynkrasia (LP)

Year: 2010

Label: Infiné

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