Francesco Tristano Schlimé, stamping his mark on the world of music

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Classical and experimental pianist and composer, Francesco Tristano Schlimé composes both classical and electronic music

Tristano Schlimé is a genius.  He’s also an innovative musician. Born on 16 September 1981 in Luxembourg City, Schlimé studied at conservatories in Luxembourg, Brussels, Riga and Paris before graduating in music at New York’s Juilliard School.

He debuted in 2000 with the Russian National Orchestra, with which he recorded Sergey Prokofiev’s 5th Piano Concerto and Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto years later. In 2004, he presented and conducted, at the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg and the Beaux-Arts in Brussels, an original transcription/adaptation for piano and strings of Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. He was nominated by the Philharmonie Luxembourg for the 2008 European Concert Hall Organization’s Carnegie Hall Rising Stars series.

He is a specialist in Baroque music and contemporary music. In 2001, Schlimé founded The New Bach Players ensemble, with which he recorded Johann Sebastian Bach’s complete cycle of Keyboard concertos for Accord. He has also recorded the Goldberg Variations and the French Suites, as well as Girolamo Frescobaldi’s 1st book of Toccatas.

Tristano is also very involved in contemporary music too, he has recorded Luciano Berio‘s complete piano works and collaborated with electronic music artists such as Carl Craig and Murcof. He won the 2004 Concours International de piano XXe siècle d’Orléans. He is one with Rami Khalife, and Aymeric Westrich, Aufgang group whose namesake album was released in 2009.

1. Francesco Tristano the Pop artist @ 

roBOt_05 Palazzo Re Enzo Francesco Tristano

2. Francesco Tristano the Pop artist @ 

Piano feria 2 : “pop art a deux pianos”- le 7 aout 2012, espace Bellevue, Biarritz

3. Murcof and Francesco Tristano.

This is a cross-genre collaboration between Mexican electronic composer Murcof and Luxembourgian pianist and composer Francesco Tristano. An ongoing project, it was initiated from their shared base in Barcelona.

Murcof is an influential electronic producer who releases on The Leaf Label and has drawn inspiration from baroque and 20th century art music, first brought to Manchester attention performing at the 2009 Futuresonic Festival,

Francesco as one of classical music’s rising stars, a pianist who has repeatedly sought encounters outside the concert hall, performing with dance legends Carl Craig and Moritz von Oswald, and forming his band Aufgang.

Francesco Tristano is a graduate of the USA’s famous Juilliard School and debuted in 2000 with the Russian National Orchestra, with which he recorded Sergey Prokofiev’s 5th Piano Concerto and Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto.

He is a specialist in Baroque music. In 2001, he founded The New Bach Players ensemble, with which he recorded Johann Sebastian Bach’s complete cycle of Keyboard concertos for the Accord label. He has also recorded the Goldberg Variations and the French Suites. Very involved in contemporary music too, he has recorded Luciano Berio’s complete piano works and collaborated with electronic music artists such as Carl Craig and, as on this performance, Murcof.

Filmed by the Band on the Wall AV Unit on 15 November 2010. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Here are two music videos of Francesco Tristano for La Blogothèque’s Take Away Shows.

1.  Francesco Tristano playing ‘J.S. Bach: Partita No. 1 in B flat major BWV 825 – Allemande’Filmed at Théâtre de l’Atelier, Paris.  Images: Colin Solal Cardo. Edit: Julie Salon.  Sound & Mix: Julien Sanchez. Produced by Chryde.

2.  Francesco Tristano playing ‘Tristano Introit’ for La Blogothèque’s Take Away Shows.  Filmed at Théâtre de l’Atelier, Paris.  Images: Colin Solal Cardo. Edit: Julie Salon. Sound & Mix : Julien Sanchez. Produced by Chryde.

Listen to Francesco Tristano play John Cage’s “In A Landscape”. The piece is taken from the  album “bachCage” on Deutsche Grammophon. Dub techno legend Moritz von Oswald is responsible for the recording’s mastering.