If you were to think that the accordion does not belong in jazz and classical music, accordionist Richard Galliano will surely convince you otherwise. He’ll be performing in Rudolfinum, Prague, on 31 October within the Strings of Autumn Festival.
This year’s Strings of Autumn Festival is already promising an unforgettable musical experience. Indeed, Prague will be enriched by the sounds of musical prodigies from all over the world until 9 November. And on the last evening of October, at 20:00, Rudolfinum will be bathed in the unique sound of the accordion.
Richard Galliano is a leading accordionist from Cannes whose history with this instrument dates back to when he was only four. He had a unique teacher – his own father, who originated from Italy.
He studied in the Nice conservatory but in the end settled in Paris, where he worked with the artistic orchestra and important names from the world of music, including Brigitte Fontaine, Charles Aznavour and Enrico Rava.
In Rudolfinum, he will be performing together with Radek Baborák, a leading Czech hornist and winner of a number of musical competitions. Radek Baborák was a solo performer of the Czech Philharmonic and created his own luxurious ensemble, the so-called Baborák Ensemble. And this ensemble will be accompanying the aforementioned French master of the accordion.
The unique combination of Richard Galliano’s music, incorporating elements of jazz, classical music and ethno, with the Baborák Ensemble promises a unique musical experience and an exclusive concert, the likes of which you might never see again. So we recommend not to miss this luxurious evening!