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Yaron Herman enchanted his public at the sold out Hollein hall at Waidhofen / Ybbs

Recently we could experience one of the shooting stars of Jazz at the piano. Yaron Hermann improvised in an astonishing manner his public at “Klangraum Waidhofen” at the crystal hall of Rothschild castle, which has been designed by Hans Hollein (a worldwide famous Austrian architect) offering brilliant acoustics. The public was thrilled, Yaron Hermann was pleased by the positive reactions and performed for nearly two hours.  

Curiosity for his environment is the centre of Yaron Herman's music performance.

Curiosity for his environment is the centre of Yaron Herman's music performance.

Yaron Herman was born in 1981 in Tel Aviv. He started playing piano only at the age of 16 with legendary Opher Brayer, who works with a revolutionary method including philosophy, mathematics and psychology. The rest was and is history.
He fled from the competition pressure at Berklee College School of Music and happens to stay in Paris, starting a breathtaking international career. Public as well as critics besiege him with superlatives. Curiosity for his environment is the centre of his music performance.

In his play he leads on influences of Lennie Tristano, Paul Bley or Keith Jarrett. He values Björk and Leonard Cohen as well as Debussy and Ravel and unmistakable the folklore of his home country, source of his personal spirituality. All this leaves traces which Yaron Hermann loves to follow, to convert and to ingrain. He avows himself to Jazz out of musical and philosophical reasons. He is not only found at well-known Jazz addresses of the French capital but also performs spontaneously and regularly at unusual places.

Yaron Herman in artistic dialogue with the colourful Bösendorfer grand.

Yaron Herman in artistic dialogue with the colourful Bösendorfer grand.

Yaron Herman at Montreux Jazz Festival

A reunion with Yaron Herman at a Bösendorfer grand piano takes place at the Montreux Jazz Festival, besides well known artist such as Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheny Group, Tori Amos, Keith Jarret, Herbie Hancock and many others. He will be performing on July 9th, 2010 at Chateau de Chillon.

(U.O.) (Photocredits: Horst Marka)