The Wiltern | Los Angeles, California
The phenomenal piano man will enthrall audiences once more with "Timeless Romance" piano pieces. Catch Richard Clayderman at The Wiltern on Sunday, the 7th of April, to deliver his trademark "new romantic" repertoire and all-time favorite classics. This modern maestro of classical and pop melodies is very much at home on the live stage as he has showcased his prodigious talent globally alongside orchestras, blending diverse rhythms and beats to evoke memories, stir up emotions, or provide solace to the soul. He is the man behind the worldwide smash gentle piano ballad "Ballade pour Adeline", selling over 22 million copies. With a longstanding career spanning over 40 years in the music biz, Richard Clayderman has been listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as "the most successful pianist in the world". Give your loved ones the experience of a perfect date night with "Timeless Romance" by Richard Clayderman. Mark this date and book your tickets now!
Easy listening and soothing piano music have always been synonymous with the name Richard Clayderman. Ever since he spawned his colossal smash piano ballad original "Ballade pour Adeline" at the young age of 23, Richard Clayderman has become a household name. That hit single not only opened new doors for him but also propelled him to superstardom. Clayderman's prodigious musical abilities got him into the Conservatoire de Paris at age twelve. Due to some financial difficulties within his family, he took on an office job and worked as a musician on a part-time basis. French record producers Olivier Toussaint and partner Paul de Senneville called for an audition for over two dozen pianists, which included an invitation to Richard Clayderman to audition for a special collaboration and commissioned work as a pianist for the latter's ballad composition in tribute to his young daughter. "He was an interesting musician with a soft touch and good technique", says Toussaint, "and he looked good, too.", he adds, as to why Clayderman landed the job. "Ballade pour Adeline" paved the way for Clayderman to be known the world over. The song sold over 22 million copies in 38 countries. "He has arguably done more to popularise the piano around the world than anyone since Beethoven", as it is written on his 40th Anniversary double CD album inlay.
Richard Clayderman is touted as the creator of the 'New Romantic" style, which has endeared him to a wide variety of audiences, mesmerizing them with his exquisite and masterful skill, alongside his charming and magnetic appeal onstage. “I love performing live on stage…I like to mix different tempos, rhythms, and styles to evoke all kinds of emotions,” says Clayderman. He has recorded and released several albums with over 1,300 melodies, selling over 70 million units, and has 267 gold and 70 platinum albums to his name. The numbers don't lie and with the endearment of fans through the years Richard Clayderman truly deserves the Guinness Book of World Records' citation as being "the most successful pianist in the world".
Catch the beloved piano man Richard Clayderman at The Wiltern on Sunday 7th April. Book your tickets now!