Jazz concert with an American pianist
The U.S. Embassy cordially invites the public to a music evening with American jazz pianist Mike del Ferro. The concert will take place at the National Philharmonic on September 11, 6pm. U.S. Ambassador to Moldova William H. Moser will open the concert. Entrance to the concert is free of charge. Media are invited.
American/Dutch pianist Mike del Ferro is a highly sought-after composer, pianist and arranger who writes and performs in an impressive array of musical genres.
He has traveled the world extensively (so far 98 countries), searching for collaborations with musicians from cultures quite different from his own, and the musical results have been eye-opening, building musical bridges between cultures not normally within reach of each other. He has managed to combine elements of the revered canons of
Western music interspersed with the audacity of jazz improvisation, and paying tribute to the ancient structures of Asian, South American and African traditional music.
Mike's father was opera singer Leonard del Ferro (1921-1992), who sang and recorded with Maria Callas and Leonard Bernstein, and from the very start his childhood was thus filled with music of the highest order. A native of Amsterdam, he started his career studying classical piano at the age of nine and after falling in love with jazz he pursued his studies on jazz and received a Master’s of Music in Contemporary Music at the Amsterdam Conservatory.