Tigran Hamasyan Has Something Urgent to Say


LONDON (The Telegraph) — Being a virtuoso art, jazz produces prodigies just as miraculous as those in classical music. The Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan is one of them. At the age of 3, he was picking out his father’s favorite rock songs at the piano and at 9 had moved on to his uncle’s passion for Miles Davis and Duke Ellington. By the age of 19, he had moved with his family to California, won the Thelonious Monk competition and inspired awe in senior pianists such as Chick Corea.

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