Uriel Herman (30), classically trained pianist and composer, operates on the seam between jazz and rock and his music is also influenced by classical music and Israeli sounds. Over the past two years, Uriel has been travelling around the world from Europe to Asia, preforming on major festivals and venues such as Festival jazz sous les pommiers (Coutances, FR), Duc de Lombards (Paris, FR), Festival Nuits du Sud (Vence, FR), Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz Festival (Amersfoort, Netherlands), Taichung Jazz Festival, Taichung Opera House (Taichung, Taiwan), The Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), The Chengdu Concert Hall (China), Folkove prazdniny Festival (Namest, CZ), Jazzinec Festival (Trutnov, CZ), Jazzmeile Thüringen Festival (Weimar, Germany) Red Sea Jazz Festival (Eilat), International showcase festival IL, Tel Aviv Jazz Festival (Israel) and more.
In his Solo Piano, Uriel goes back to his roots, playing his original compositions and gives special interpretation to rock songs using classical elements and the freedom of Jazz.
“Classical music and classical playing are still very close to my heart, but what was missing was the freedom, the freedom to break free from the form…the freedom to improvise…to express…” During his visit to Costa Rica, Herman participated in a shaman ceremony that lasted all night long. It was in the wake of this experience that Uriel wrote “White night”, a kind of jazz rhapsody, a work based on classical form and elements, but with much room for freedom: “Those spaces that interest me on the stage are the musical domains where you have no idea what it will sound like. Music is the art of time…It takes place within time…It must change and be dynamic,” declares Herman.
Experience a live performance of “one of the brightest and most original pianists and composers of the younger generation” on 14th December 2018 at Windcraft.
Thursday 14th December 2017, 20:30 at Windcraft Music Centre (27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015 Nicosia)
Ticket: €10 (€8 for Windcraft Loud members). Reservations – Presale: 22-377748
Organised by: Windcraft Loud. Supported by the Embassy of Israel in Cyprus
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