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Trombone and Piano Jazz Duo
August 15, 2020 @ 3:30 am – 5:00 am
- Performed by： Ludwig Nuss, Benyamin Nuss
- Hosted by：Shenzhen Concert Hall
- Time：2020-08-14 ( Friday) 19:30
- Address：Theater Studio, Shenzhen Concert Hall
- Children under the age of six and 1.2 meters will not be admitted,Each audience should have a ticket regardless of age
- The online ticket purchasing system on the English Webside is under optimization.
- Please go to the Shenzhen Concert Hall Box Office to purchase ticket.
- Address: 2016, Fuzhong 1st Road, Futian District, Shenzhen
- Business Hours: 9:00 – 20:30 Daily, 9:00 – the end of performance on Performance Day
- Performance Introduction
Purchase more than three (including three) concert tickets of “Strolling at Classical Nights · Chamber Music Series” (except the lowest-price tickets), enjoy 20% discount. Discount only applies to the on-site purchase at Box Office of Shenzhen Concert Hall.
Trombone: Ludwig Nuss
Principle trombone at WDR Big Band Cologne which is the one of the top 3 jazz big bands in the world, Ludwig Nuss studied at the Cologne Music Conservatory with Prof. Jiggs Whigham and completed his Master’s Degree with distinction.
Ludwig Nuss started working as a freelance musician in recording studios and the Cologne jazz scene, with “Jazzed Friends”, “Two Bone Big Band” and different ensembles under his name.
From 1988 to 1991, he had played lead trombone in the musical “Starlight Express”. From 1992 to 1996, he had worked with the Stuttgart Radio Big Band (SDR). He has been a member of the Grammy Award-winning WDR Big Band Cologne since 1996 and has been holding the lead trombone chair since 2002.
Ludwig Nuss was also Professor for jazz trombone at the Jazz Institut Berlin from 2007 to 2012. He has been actively involved in numerous recordings for radio, television, and records/CDs with both national and international stars of different genres and live concerts behind stars like Barbara Streisand, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, Quincy Jones, Patty Austin etc.
Piano: Benyamin Nuss
Benyamin Nuss was born in Bergisch-Gladbach on the 20th June 1989. At the age of six he began piano lessons. He was inspired and encouraged by his father, the trombonist Ludwig Nuss, an internationally renowned jazz musician. Not only did Benyamin grow up with music from different genres, he really made classical music and jazz his passion. Inspired by “Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum” from “Children’s Corner,” he began to study the composer Claude Debussy at the age of ten, and soon after the works of Maurice Ravel.
How elegantly and emotionally this artist internalizes the music is demonstrated by his first prizes at the 2005 national Steinway Competition “Young Musicians”, and the 2006 International Competition “Prix d’Amadeo de Piano” as well as his grant from the Hochbegabtenstiftung (Foundation for the Gifted) “Best of NRW”.
Benyamin Nuss has been studying at the Cologne/Aachen conservatoire with Prof. Ilya Scheps since2008. He also took part in masterclasses by Anatol Ugorski, Ranga Schirmer, Dimitri Bashkirov and Stanislav Bunin. Besides his love for classical music and jazz, he had always a passion for Videogames and Videogame music. He was the featured soloist in the award-winning DECCA album “Symphonic Fantasies” and his first solo debut CD released by “Deutsche Grammophon” is a tribute to the legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu, who scored the music for the most famous RPG of all times, “Final Fantasy”.
In 2010 Benyamin did a well-received tour through Germany, where he played in most of the major concert halls, like Berlin “Philharmonie”, Frankfurt “Alte Oper”, Hamburg
“Laeizhalle”, Stuttgart “Liederhalle” and many more. Besides, he appeared as a major soloist of the “Symphonic Fantasies” and “Distant Worlds” concerts in Tokyo, Chicago, Cologne and Stockholm. Since then Nuss has played Solo performances on TV, like in “Stars von Morgen” with Rolando Villazon and performed in front of German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. In 2012, he recorded his second CD for Deutsche Grammophon, which was equally successful and was followed by celebrated concerts in Tokyo and Singapore. Recently, he did recordings and concerts for radio, performing Gershwin’s Concert for Piano in F Major with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major with the WDR Rundfunk Orchester.
2013 he gave his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre interpreting a piano concerto composed by Masashi Hamauzu based on the video game “Final Fantasy X”. 2015 he toured through China, with two different recital programs and played several concerts in Japan with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Ravel’s Concerto in G Major under Maestro Kazuki Yamada. 2016 he was invited as a soloist to perform Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety” with the Gewandhaus Orchestra which was celebrated by the local press.
2017 Benyamin Nuss played Rhapsody in Blue with the Utah Symphony Orchestra in the states and also 2017 played concerto by Friedrich Gulda with the WDR Funkhausorchester. Besides his outstanding abilities as a classical performer, Benyamin is a gifted composer, two of his composition can be heard in “Exotica”. Apart from classical concerts, he also performs his music with his own Jazz Quartet or in a Trio together with his father Ludwig Nuss and the great bass player, John Goldsby.
Gershwin: A Foggy Day
Gershwin: I Got Rhythm
Gershwin: Embraceable you
Duke Ellington: Satin Doll
Duke Ellington: Cottontail
Duke Ellington: Take The A Train
Duke Ellington: In a Mellow Tone
Duke Ellington: In a Sentimental Mood
Duke Ellington: Caravan
Piazzolla: Milonga del Angel
(Please check program updates at the concert.)
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