Yakir Arbib in Babylon, Classical Improvisation @ Chiesa Evangelica Metodista, Rome (IT)
Yakir Arbib solo @ Umbria Jazz - Conad Stage @Giardini Carducci, Perugia (IT)
Pianist and composer, Yakir Arbib is an internationally acclaimed improviser hailed by the press as “the king of improvisation”. Yakir tours the world inspiring crowds with his virtuosity on the piano and his own original blending of classical music and jazz.
Born with perfect pitch and Synesthesia (a blending of the senses), Arbib possesses the ability to create entire musical compositions on the spot – without any prior preparation.
“Yakir Arbib, il pianista non vedente dalle doti innate” – TG 2 Italian national news tv (Rai 2)
Yakir Arbib: “Più impariamo l’uno dall’altro più cresce il senso di fratellanza” – by Ornella Petrucci for ilVelino/AGV NEWS
“Un pianista non vedente: Yakir Arbib, virtuoso musicista contemporaneo” – Italia Oggi
Yakir Arbib, on his “chaotic and freaky” musical career – by Peter Hum – Jazz Correspondant for the Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Canada)
The show when I was there was stolen by a ten minute solo performance from Yakir Arbib – powerful and energetic and full of references and musical statements… for once the noisy audience stopped talking and listened.
Yakir Arbib performed with intense focus and a lively touch
I never heard something like this before.
Remarkable improvisation from a pair of musicians with an almost telepathic connection. Two players worth keeping an eye on, individually and collectively.
Arbib is not limited to jazz pursuits and has been proving himself to be a classical composer of striking potential.