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    Tigran Hamasyan’s "For Gyumri" Due February 16 on Nonesuch Records

    Nonesuch Records releases its third recording from pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan, For Gyumri, on February 16, 2018. A companion to last year’s An Ancient Observer, For Gyumri includes five additional songs. Hamasyan says of the two records: "These songs are musical observations about the world we live in now, and the weight of history we carry with us." Hamasyan will tour this winter/spring; see details below. For Gyumri is available to preorder now at iTunes and the Nonesuch Store, where purchases include an instant download of the track "Rays of Light." You can watch the video for the song, directed by Elena Hamasyan, here:

    Hamasyan named the album in tribute to his hometown of Gyumri, Armenia, where he was born in 1987 before relocating with his family to Los Angeles in 2003. He currently resides in Erevan, Armenia. Hamasyan began playing piano at the age of three and started performing in festivals and competitions when he was eleven, winning the Montreux Jazz Festival’s piano competition in 2003. He released his debut album, World Passion, in 2005 at the age of seventeen. The following year, he won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. Additional albums include New Era (2007); Red Hail (2009); A Fable (2011), for which he was awarded a Victoires de la Musique (the equivalent of a Grammy Award in France); Shadow Theater (2013); Luys i Luso (2015); and Mockroot (2015), for which he won the Echo Jazz Award for International Piano Instrumentalist of the Year. In addition to awards and critical praise, Hamasyan has built a dedicated international following, as well as praise from Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Brad Mehldau.

    TIGRAN HAMASYAN ON TOUR

    Feb 16 Vancouver Academy of Music Vancouver, BC
    Feb 19 Mission Theater Portland, OR
    Feb 28 Constellation Chicago, IL
    Mar 3 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
    Mar 17 Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
    Mar 22 Chapelle Corneille - Auditorium de Normandie Rouen, FRANCE
    Mar 23 Paul B Massy, FRANCE
    Mar 24 Teatra nams Juras varti Ventspils, LATVIA
    Mar 26 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Stockholm, SWEDEN
    Mar 27 Vilniaus kongresu rumai Vilnius, LITHUANIA
    Mar 30 Elbphilharmonie (Sold Out) Hamburg, GERMANY
    Mar 31 Theaterhaus Stuttgart, GERMANY
    May 12 Le Marathon du piano d'Evian Evian-Les-Bains, FRANCE
    May 30 Wiener Konzerthaus Vienna, AUSTRIA
    Jun 2 Barbican Hall London, UK
    Jun 3 St. George's Bristol Bristol, UK
    Jun 6 Les Atheneennes Festival Geneva, SWITZERLAND
         
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Tigran Hamasyan’s "For Gyumri" Due February 16 on Nonesuch Records

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Pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan's third Nonesuch recording, For Gyumri, is due February 16, 2018. A companion to 2017’s An Ancient Observer, For Gyumri includes five additional songs. Hamasyan says: "These songs are musical observations about the world we live in now, and the weight of history we carry with us." He will tour this winter/spring. For Gyumri is available to preorder with an instant download of the track "Rays of Light," the video for which you can watch here.

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Nonesuch Records releases its third recording from pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan, For Gyumri, on February 16, 2018. A companion to last year’s An Ancient Observer, For Gyumri includes five additional songs. Hamasyan says of the two records: "These songs are musical observations about the world we live in now, and the weight of history we carry with us." Hamasyan will tour this winter/spring; see details below. For Gyumri is available to preorder now at iTunes and the Nonesuch Store, where purchases include an instant download of the track "Rays of Light." You can watch the video for the song, directed by Elena Hamasyan, here:

Hamasyan named the album in tribute to his hometown of Gyumri, Armenia, where he was born in 1987 before relocating with his family to Los Angeles in 2003. He currently resides in Erevan, Armenia. Hamasyan began playing piano at the age of three and started performing in festivals and competitions when he was eleven, winning the Montreux Jazz Festival’s piano competition in 2003. He released his debut album, World Passion, in 2005 at the age of seventeen. The following year, he won the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. Additional albums include New Era (2007); Red Hail (2009); A Fable (2011), for which he was awarded a Victoires de la Musique (the equivalent of a Grammy Award in France); Shadow Theater (2013); Luys i Luso (2015); and Mockroot (2015), for which he won the Echo Jazz Award for International Piano Instrumentalist of the Year. In addition to awards and critical praise, Hamasyan has built a dedicated international following, as well as praise from Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Brad Mehldau.

TIGRAN HAMASYAN ON TOUR

Feb 16 Vancouver Academy of Music Vancouver, BC
Feb 19 Mission Theater Portland, OR
Feb 28 Constellation Chicago, IL
Mar 3 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
Mar 17 Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Mar 22 Chapelle Corneille - Auditorium de Normandie Rouen, FRANCE
Mar 23 Paul B Massy, FRANCE
Mar 24 Teatra nams Juras varti Ventspils, LATVIA
Mar 26 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Stockholm, SWEDEN
Mar 27 Vilniaus kongresu rumai Vilnius, LITHUANIA
Mar 30 Elbphilharmonie (Sold Out) Hamburg, GERMANY
Mar 31 Theaterhaus Stuttgart, GERMANY
May 12 Le Marathon du piano d'Evian Evian-Les-Bains, FRANCE
May 30 Wiener Konzerthaus Vienna, AUSTRIA
Jun 2 Barbican Hall London, UK
Jun 3 St. George's Bristol Bristol, UK
Jun 6 Les Atheneennes Festival Geneva, SWITZERLAND
     
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