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Pianist and composer David Ianni from Luxembourg has become well-known for his project MY URBAN PIANO for which a series of nine music videos was produced in different European Capitals of Culture. An original composition was dedicated to each city and performed on an artistically designed piano. The pianos were donated to institutions of the cites. Not only is David a musical ambassador for his home country, but also for the European Idea.

David’s music is highly sophisticated and rooted in the tradition of classical music, yet easily accessible for everyone. Each of his compositions is unique and touching, celebrating the gift of life, the treasure of peace and the blessing of forgiveness. Being a genuine communicator both onstage and in life, David loves to work with people and is capable of inspiring others with his enthusiasm and love for life. Among others, David has worked with children, cancer patients, refugees and disabled people. The powerful beauty of his music unites people regardless of their ethnic origin, religion, social status or age. With his musical projects David wants to leave a positive mark on everyone involved.

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If you want David Ianni to give your personality, brand or institution a unique signature music that reaches the hearts, get in touch.

People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.

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  • PIANO SONGS - New solo album (June 2020)
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    After releasing two albums in 2019, Farewell Prayers and Fir Dech Do - There For You, David Ianni is back with Piano Songs, recorded in 2014 at the Konzerthaus in Vienna.

    The cycle “Piano Songs” consists of seven compositions that David calls contemporary “Lieder ohne Worte” - “songs without words.” Energetic, dreamy, joyful or mysterious, they fascinate and captivate broad audiences with their very own language. Alongside these songs, the album also features more classical pieces like “Seven Waltzes” and “Piano Sonata No. 3”.

    Listen to David presenting his album on RTL Radio here and on Radio 100,7 here.

  • ADIEU - First memorial video in honor of HRH Grand Duke Jean (April 2020)

    Adieu Grand-Duc Jean – 23.04.2020

    In order to honor Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg (05.01.1921 – 23.04.2019) on his first memorial day, David Ianni and his publisher Universal Edition invited musicians to interpret their personal version of David’s ‘Adieu’, a composition that he wrote after the passing of the Grand Duke in late April 2019.

  • TOGETHER - Ettelbruck Anthem (April 2020)

    TOGETHER (Corona project for the city of Ettelbruck) ➝ info page

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  • LIVE AUS DER STUFF (April 2020)

    DAVID IANNI “Live aus der Stuff”

  • ODE TO THE HELPERS (April 2020)

    ODE TO THE HELPERS • A special work in progress for all the helpers

    Ein besonderes Streichquartett für besondere Menschen in surrealen Zeiten: ein Dank an all jene, die uns helfen, diese Krise zu überwinden. „Ode to the Helpers“ besteht aus 4 eigenständigen Solo-Stücken für 4 Solo-Streichinstrumente. Die 4 Kompositionen können beliebig kombiniert – gleichzeitig – gespielt werden, ob 2, 3 oder alle 4 Instrumente zusammen, um so jedes Mal ein neues Stück zu bilden. Der erste Satz für Solo-Bratsche wurde von Ilan Schneider uraufgeführt.

    ODE TO THE HELPERS

    World premiere of the first movement of David Ianni’s special string quartet “Ode to the Helpers”. This work honors everybody on the planet who helps us to overcome the COVID19 crisis. The composition has four solo movements for the four string instruments, each representing a quality of a good helper: “Focused“, “Calm“, “Loving“ and “Strong“. After the presentation of the solo pieces, these movements are played simultaneously in every possible combination (e.g. alto/cello, violon 1/violin 2/cello etc.) including the four musicians performing their piece at the same time to form the grand final movement of this “Ode to the Helpers”.

    Performed live by Ilan Schneider, solo violist of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, on 31th March 2020 in a streaming concert from his living room for the concert series “Live aus der Stuff“ by “Maskénada”, with the support of the Luxembourgish Ministry of Culture.

  • Radio interviews about David’s “Corona projects” (March/April 2020)

    INTERVIEW about current “CORONA PROJECTS”

    Interview RTL.lu vum 28.03.2020 (Luxembourgish)

    Interview Radio 100,7 vum 07.04.2020 (Luxembourgish)

  • FAREWELL PRAYERS - Album release (December 2019)

    FAREWELL PRAYERS

    David’s new album

    Digital release: 01.11.2019
    CD release: 13.12.2019

    Farewell Prayers is David’s most personal album so far: contemplative and emotional piano music that centers around the theme of farewell. The album contains hits like “Adieu” and “Forever” in addition to three songs by Michael Patrick Kelly that the composer rewrote for piano and the five-part cycle “Adoratio” which is based on Gregorian chants.
    Farewell Prayers ist Davids bislang persönlichstes Album: meditative und emotionale Klaviermusik, die sich mit dem Thema „Abschied“ auseinandersetzt. Neben Hits wie „Adieu“ und „Forever” enthält das Album drei Songs von Michael Patrick Kelly, die der Komponist für Klavier umgeschrieben habe, sowie den fünfteiligen Zyklus „Adoratio“, der auf gregorianischen Chorälen beruht.

    Read the liner notes here (English & deutsch).

        

  • FOREVER - A music project for grieving children (October 2019)

    FOREVER (project for grieving children) ➝ info page

  • ADIEU - A musical tribute to H.R.H. Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg (May 2019)

    ADIEU – In memory of H.R.H. Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg ➝ info page

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    Buy the score at Universal Edition


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    Buy the single on iTunes
    (also available on the album
    Farewell Prayers)

  • FIR DECH DO - Télévie Luxembourg title song (April 2019)

    FIR DECH DO - THERE FOR YOU ➝ info page

  • CHILDHOOD - Music project fir SOS Children’s Village Luxembourg (Oct. 2018)

    CHILDHOOD (Anthem for SOS Children’s Village Luxembourg) ➝ info page

    Video by David Draad


David Ianni’s ‘My Urban Piano’ (2017/2018)

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English introduction

Deutsche Einführung


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A firework of pianistic brilliance and technical versatility.
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Lyrisme et sens de l’image, un grand sens de la couleur et des atmosphères…
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David Ianni holte seine Zuhörer ab aus der Rastlosigkeit des Alltags, um sie auf eine Reise in eine Welt einzuladen, in der es allein der Kraft der Klänge obliegt, Traumwelten zu erschließen, Bilder in die Luft zu zeichnen und die großen und kleinen Geschichten des Lebens zu erzählen.
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David Ianni laisse un souvenir impérissable au public avec ses sept valses, remarquables tant sur le plan de l’écriture que de l’interprétation.
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