Pianists performances history
A VIEW FROM THE INSIDE
Have you ever tried to imagine a new musical voice?
That was what my wife Lorraine and I did a couple of years ago, and Piano Caméléons is the result.
Everything in our life revolves around pianos. Musically we love jazz and classical music most of all. We feel a close relationship between the two. Not enough has been done to truly link jazz and classical forms let alone putting together two piano ensembles. That was our starting point … along with several good bottles of wine and long dinner conversations. We have the honour and pleasure of knowing numerous excellent pianists personally, including our great great friend, Oliver Jones.
The rest is really quite logical… Would you choose artists of ordinary or extraordinary capacities in the following areas: virtuosity, intelligence, training, personality, creativity and musicality?…
Next is to find two ambitious, successful and mature musicians who are prepared to set their own solo careers a bit to one side for a few years. To do so, they must be generous and visionary. One of them should be rooted in classical and the other in jazz.
Yet it’s really difficult for classical musicians to swing and for jazz musicians to have impeccable finger technique, thus the importance of being ready to help each other, share and learn, all with an added dose of humility.
We have been exceedingly lucky in finding this exact combination with our two consummate keyboard masters… Matt Herskowitz and John Roney.