Taking fans in Qatar on ‘A Musical Journey with Zecchini’

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The top pianist played 10 pieces that entertained the audience, including playing by moonlight, La La Land, out of Africa, and the pieces mixed between French classical music and music from various countries
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For his legion of fans, it was indeed a musical journey with one of the most famous piano musicians in the world as he left them mesmerised with his soulful performance.

The Cultural Village Foundation (Katara), in cooperation with the Embassy of France in Qatar, organised a concert for pianist Maxime Zecchini entitled ‘A Musical Journey with Zecchini’.

The concert hosted by the Opera House Saturday evening was attended by a large public of different nationalities, with all precautionary and preventive measures in place to maintain safety and health of the audience, said a Press note from Katara.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of France in Qatar His Excellency Jean-Baptiste Faivre expressed his happiness with the return to normal life and the resumption of musical concerts, after the Covid-19 pandemic, and that the first concert will be French. He praised Maxime Zecchini, who is one of the most important pianists in the world and one of the few who play with one hand.

The ambassador pointed out that the embassy is preparing to launch events in cooperation with Katara, including an art exhibition and the Katara European Jazz Festival next November, and thanked Katara for the ongoing cultural cooperation between them.

Maxime Zecchini played 10 pieces over an hour and a half that entertained the audience, including playing by moonlight, La La Land, out of Africa, and the pieces mixed between French classical music and music from various countries.

He said, “This is the first time I visit Qatar, and the atmosphere in the Opera House was wonderful and prepared in a fun way to play, and this is a beautiful and important thing for any artist to find an atmosphere that helps him to harmonize and play creatively and win the admiration of the audience, and this is what I felt from the interaction of the audience after each piece I played.”

The musician expressed his happiness to be in Qatar and to hold this concert and said he was touched by the love and kindness of everyone and hoped there would be other opportunities to present more concerts.

Zecchini has won many international awards.

[Pictures courtesy Katara media release]

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