Richard Clayderman, learned piano from his father, an accordion teacher, and at the age of twelve he was already accepted into the Conservatoire de Paris, where he won great acclaim in his later adolescent years. This French pianist is world-renowned for his numerous albums, instrumental renditions of popular music, rearrangements of movie soundtracks, ethnic music, and easy-listening arrangements of popular works of classical music.
In 1976, when he was 23-years old, he was chosen for recording a gentle piano ballad – Ballade pour Adeline. The single took off, selling incredible 22 million copies in 38 countries. Since then, he has recorded over 1,200 melodies and has created a new romantic style through a repertoire which combines his trademark originals with classics and pop standards. He is popular in Asia and is noted by the Guinness Book of World Records as being ‘the most successful pianist in the world’.
His international career as a best selling recording artist and concert performer is a result of his distinctive piano style that has earned him superstar status all over the world. He sold approximately 90 million albums and won 267 Gold and 70 Platinum discs. This year, he is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his musical career that he is marking with a world tour.
In Ljubljana, Richard Clayderman, will stop on the 30th of November 2019 and will take advantage of the great acoustic of the Gallus Hall in the Cankarjev dom – CD Cultural and Congress Centre. Breda Pečovnik, Msc, congress and commercial programme director and director general assistant at Cankarjev dom told for Kongres Magazine, “We are very proud and happy that this great pianist is coming to our Gallus Hall that is known for its amazing acoustics that satisfy any demanding visitor among the 2,000 who is a demanding and precise audience when it comes to the perfect piano concert with one of the biggest stars in history of classical music.” Any congress or business guest to Cankarjev dom will at the time be able to attend the event of a world format after the conference or a meeting in one of the halls of the venue located in the heart of Slovenia’s capital.