Friday, November 15, 2013

Richard Clayderman is coming to Kuching!

Richard Clayderman (born Philippe Pagès, 28 December 1953) is a French pianist who has released numerous albums including the compositions of Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint, instrumental renditions of popular music, rearrangements of movie soundtracks, ethnic music, and easy-listening arrangements of popular works of classical music.

Early life

Clayderman was born in Paris, France, and learned piano from his father, a piano teacher.
At the age of twelve, he was accepted into the Conservatoire de Paris, where he won great acclaim in his later adolescent years. Financial difficulties, precipitated by his father's illness, forestalled a promising career as a classical pianist. So in order to earn a living, he found work as a bank clerk and as an accompanist to contemporary bands. He accompanied French singers such as Johnny Hallyday, Thierry Le Luron, and Michel Sardou.

Clayderman has recorded over 1,300 melodies, and has created a new romantic style through a repertoire which combines his trademark originals with classics and pop standards. He has devoted much of his time to performing concerts, going as far as playing 200 shows in 250 days. He has clocked up worldwide record sales of approximately 70 million, as of 2006, and has 267 gold and 70 platinum discs to his credit. He is popular in Asia and is noted by the Guinness Book of World Records as being "the most successful pianist in the world".

He lives in Saint-Ouen (near Paris) with his wife Christine, his son Peter, and his daughter Maud. (Copied and edited from Wikipedia)

The best part is, he is coming to Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia!!

World-famous pianist Richard Clayderman will be performing his enchanting tunes in his first concert here on Nov 7 2013.

Held in conjunction with his latest album, Romantique, the 60-year-old piano maestro, who is known for his remarkably distinctive reinterpretations of classical and popular tunes, will be performing music from the album as well as his popular musical numbers.

Clayderman will be accompanied by his percussionist and 12-piece string orchestra in the concert to be held at Pullman Kuching. This is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for music lovers who have grown up listening to Richard Clayderman’s music to catch the world’s most successful pianist live.

Beside Kuching, the acclaimed pianist will also be performing in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 4, George Town, Penang on Nov 5 and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on Nov 8 as part of his tour in Malaysia in addition to touring Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.

The concert in Kuching is the only venue with a VIP ticket category where it is inclusive of a dinner after the concert as well as a ‘Meet & Greet’ session with Richard Clayderman. Each VIP tickets are priced at RM1,500.

Other tickets available are priced at RM118 for students, RM218 (Silver), RM418 (Gold), and RM618 (Platinum) and they can be purchased through the Ticket Charge hotline at 03-92228811 or via its website at

A roadshow for the concert from today until Oct 20 will be held at The Spring Shopping Mall, Plaza Merdeka and City One Megamall. (Copied and edited from Borneo Post)

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