Anne Niepold & Riccardo Tesi – melodian concert
Solo performances from two of the most extraordinarily gifted and influential European musicians in one concert, this is their only performance in East Anglia and a rare opportunity.
Anne Niepold (Belgium) -An extraordinary accordionist and composer. A true force of nature as a performer – brash, adventurous and phenomenally skilled – she takes the humble accordion in startling directions.
‘Run fast to listen to her and see her in concert!’ Richard Galliano
Anne is an incredible diatonic accordion player. Nothing scares her. She knows no limits. On the contrary, she magnifies the constraints of her accordion with impressive results.' Accordéon et accordéonistes magazine.
Riccardo Tesi (Italy) – Internationally acclaimed as an accordion player and composer, Riccardo is one of the most daring and authoritative musicians on the European world music scene.
Over his 35 year career Riccado has collaborated with world music artists such as Elena Ledda, Justin Vali, Kepa Junkera, John Kirkpatrick and Patrick Vaillant, jazz musicians Gianluigi Trovesi and Gabriele Mirabassi, and great songwriters as Ivano Fossati, Fabrizio De Andrè and Gian Maria Testa.
Leader of Banditaliana, one of the most renowned Italian groups on the world music international scene, and member of Samurai, all stars quintet of european accordeon players, he has played in the most important jazz & folk festivals all over Europe, Australia, Canada and Japan.
Two sets – 50 mins each performer plus interval