David Helbock – Solo Piano : 6 March 2020
From the little Austrian village of Koblach comes pianist David Helbock, described as “one of the most exciting players of the young European jazz scene”. His trio has toured the US, Australia, Mexico, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Mongolia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, Morocco, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and all over Europe and he has received two awards and the audience prize at the world’s biggest jazz piano solo competition – Montreux Jazz Festival – as well as Austria’s most important prize, the “Outstanding Artist Award”, in 2011. One of his works is a “One-Year Compositional Project” where he wrote a new piece every day for a whole year.
This time he will be touring around South Africa presenting the music of John Williams, probably the leading film composer of all time, who wrote nearly all of the music to Steven Spielberg’s blockbusters as well as the Harry Potters. He will also present some of his own compositions.
David Helbock Solo Piano – Friday 6 March @ 7pm, Stirling Auditorium. Tickets R120, R80 pensioners, R20 students