EVENT: Guillaume Masson au TCE

DATE: 07 September 2016

DURATION: mins

DIRECTOR: John Blanch

ASS. DIRECTOR/CAMERA: Agnieszka Biolik  

AUDIO ENGINEER: Elsa Desjardins

COUNTRY: Paris, France

Guillaume Masson, an audacious and creative pianist, studied in the Royal Academy of music in London, and his experience anchors in international performances. This recording, at the « Théâtre des Champs-Elysées » is unrivaled since it features a pioneering program he has begun ten years ago, the one of converting various compositions into piano performances. The background of that very specific and brilliant recording is the work of Joe Hisaishi, who composed the soundtrack of movies directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Trying to find the most suitable translation of the initial work to a personal piano composition is a challenge, but considering the result, refined and purified, one can easily say that Guillaume Masson’s enterprising soul is no longer to be proved, especially in this two-minute composition "Ponyo sur la falaise". 

GUILLAUME MASSON

AU THÉÂTRE DES CHAMPS-ELYSÉES

Joe Hisaishi - "Ponyo sur la falaise"