CH in SHA 2003
Consulate General of Switzerland has launched a broad
promotion of Switzerland in Shanghai in the autumn
months of this year. We are happy to be able to introduce
the famous Swiss ensemble Piano
not miss this unique performance on the following
2, 2003, from 19:15
Yi Hai Theatre, 211 Kangding Rd, Yi Hai Mansion,
60,100,140,180 and 220
8282, 6256 0606, 6255 8096
Piano Seven was founded in 1986 by pianists
François Lindemann and Sebastian Santa-Maria.
The two pianists had been playing as a duo for six
years when they decided to carry out an experiment
which was meant only for one concert: that of gathering
seven pianists to play their own compositions especially
composed or arranged for seven instrumentalists. Success
was immediate and the overwhelming responses from
the audience resulted in a second concert and the
foundation of the ensemble.
all seven pianists possess a classical music background,
they trace their musical roots back to jazz. Both
jazz and classical aesthetics influence the group's
original compositions. Its works are evocative of
romantic, classical and modern European music, contemporary
jazz, tango and circus music with improvisation. Each
piece is conceived as a mini - concert for pianos
and soloists, emphasising the individual sense of
improvisation, composition and musical stage direction.
The performance also makes use of lighting to create
a magical atmosphere, enhancing the music of the gout.
1990, Piano Seven has expanded its artistic
possibilities by inviting one or two soloists from
the classical or popular music scene to perform with
them in their concert series. These guests are encouraged
to exercise their influence on the music of the group,
generating the ideal which Piano Seven aims
for: a musical style that goes beyond the traditional
and existing concepts of what pianos can achieve.
Piano 7's performance in Shanghai is part of a promotion
the Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai has
organized in an effort to bring Switzerland's best
to Shanghai. More information is available on www.51.swiss.cn.
The Consulate General wishes to thank the following
partners and sponsors of the promotion
CH in SHA 2003.
Without them the promotion could not take place:
Firmenich, Fracht Ltd. Basel International Freight
Holcim Ltd., Logitech, Lufthansa German Airlines
Winterthur Insurance (Asia) Ltd.
Shanghai Golden Bund Real Estate Co. Ltd.,
owner and developer of the Bund Centre and the Westin
Geberit Plumbing Technology Shanghai Co. Ltd., Georg
Fischer Piping Systems Ltd. Shanghai,
Metalor, Rieter Textile Systems (Shanghai) Ltd., Sarnafil,
Shanghai Roche Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
With the strong support of