UK contemporary pianist and composer Alexis Ffrench his brand new studio album Evolution and a gorgeous new video, Moments.
A stunning new album that sees Ffrench propel himself to yet further heights, Evolution features a host of guests, from Boston-based electro folk duo Tall Heights; to The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Adam Klemans and international classical harpist Lavinia Meijer. The album has already spawned a success in previous single ‘Moments’, seeing it feature on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, a huge moment for a solo piano track.
As likely to be found listening to Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper as Bach and Beethoven, Alexis Ffrench’s combination of classical training and love for R&B and roots music has helped define his unique sound, noting “I listen to a lot of R&B and hip hop, and study the music videos. I see innovation and people pushing the envelope and doing daring things in the name of art, in a way that provokes thought. I wonder whether as classical musicians if we can do more on that front.” Trying to break the rigorous and academic preconceptions of classical music, Alexis Ffrench now finds himself as one of the leading voices of a new wave of composers, redefining a genre made accessible by artists of the stature of Ludovico Einaudi and Michael Nyman.
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Watch his new video, Moments, below!