'Crown prince' of piano in Shanghai
Viewed as “Croatia’s crown prince of the crossover piano,” Maksim Mrvica, together with his band, is visiting Shanghai with the “Phantasy of the Silk Road” world tour.
Born in 1975, the classical crossover musician started learning piano at the age of 9 and gave his first concert performance of Haydn’s Piano Concerto in C major three years later.
Mrvica has become one of Croatia’s most famous pianists since his winning of the Pontoise Piano Competition in 2001. The fashionable, tattooed artist has released 13 albums including “A New World,” “Electrik,” “Pure,” “Greatest Maksim,” the Platinum “The Piano Player” and his newest “New Silk Road,” featuring iconic tracks like “Croatian Rhapsody,” “Exodus,” “Still Waters” and “Habanera.”
The pianist plays classical music in a modern way with the combination of electric-acoustic devices. His dynamic performances, featuring rock-style light shows and cinematic backdrops, have helped him sell 4 million albums in 57 countries and present a new world tour to concertgoers.
In Shanghai, Mrvica will bring his illustration of classical pieces like “Nutcrack” and “Brahms Sonata First Movement F Minor,” “The Game of Thrones” theme tunes and his new masterpieces “New Silk Road,” in which he said he has integrated elements of Chinese, Russian, Indian and middle European music.
Date: December 22, 7:30pm
Tickets: 280-1,280 yuan
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena
Address: 1200 Expo Ave, Pudong New Area