Focus on Francesco Tristano, 2022 laureate Global Project Grant – Classical/Contemporary
Francesco Tristano, 2022 laureate of the Global Project Grant in the classical/contemporary music category, released his new album on early music on 11 February with Sony Classical label.
On Early Music is not merely a fitting homage to this repertoire; the works are given a fresh, contemporary twist thanks to Tristano’s production skills, studio mastery, and keen eye for detail. All the works featured are tonally and melodically complimentary, and while some have been faithfully reproduced, others have been extensively reworked and reinterpreted. “Early music has a reparative power, like a sunrise, and these works give me that uplifting feeling,” he says, “There’s something really primitive about them, but something rejuvenating too.” For Tristano, this repertoire remains as joyful and inspiring as when it was composed over 500 years ago; On Early Music proves it’s also thoroughly deserving of a contemporary audience.
The promotion of this album, which marks his return to the baroque repertoire, has been accompanied by a series of concerts since last spring in Europe and a marketing strategy to promote both the release of the album and the tour dates in specific territories.
“What it does really, the Global Project Grant, is to give the means, to give the necessary support, the financial support for a prolonged campaign. In my case, for the album. I don’t think we could have done remotely what we did without the Global Project Grant […]. I have a lot of ideas, and sometimes we have to get rid of most of them. But the Global Project Grant was definitely helping to realise those ideas,” says the artist.
About Francesco Tristano
Francesco Tristano, born in Luxembourg in 1981, is a pianist and composer. A student of Béatrice Rauchs at the Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, Francesco graduated from the Juilliard School in New York in 2003 and was a laureate of the International Piano Competition in Orléans in 2004. He has recorded more than 20 albums. As an atypical character, Francesco specialises in baroque and contemporary repertoire, while composing acoustic and electronic music.
About Global Project Grant
Created by music:LX and taken over by Kultur | lx, the Global Project Grant is awarded to a musician of each genre (pop/rock/electro/hip-hop, jazz/world, classical/contemporary). It allows to support the artist in the development of a project that aims to stimulate his/her career. Kultur | lx follows the artists and their teams in each stage of the project.
More information about Global Project Grant here
Applications to be submitted by October 16, 2022