France | Opening of Chilly Gonzales’ “Gonzervatory”
Piano virtuoso Chilly Gonzales launches his « Gonzervatory » project in Paris this 26th of April.
Chilly Gonzales is a certified multi-talented melomaniac, Grammy-Award winner and forward thinking pianist, he created a singular musical workshop, amusingly called the « Gonzervatory ».
Open to 7 carefully-selected young international musicians (song-writers), it’s a conservatory of its own kind. The workshop will see Chilly Gonzales & the students pushing the boundaries of musical pedagogy.
The chosen “Gonzervatorians” will be welcomed directly on stage at the Parisian venue, Le Trianon, and will then benefit from an intensive week-long learning experience. The coaches selected by Gonzales are: Peaches, Socalled, Fred Wesley/Illyria, Jarvis Cocker & Lisa Kainde Diaz (Ibeyi). The final rendition of this workshop will be a “Graduation Concert” – the occasion for artists & young musicians to present the product of their work.
The project seeks to reflect on « Musical Humanism », questioning the status of musicians today, and interpreting the audience’s psychology. Most of it will be broadcasted by Arte Concerts and on Gonzales’ social media, starting this 26th of April, with the opening concert at 8:30 PM.