Casio Master Class with Pianist, Eldar Djangirov

casio_eldar-djangirovThis week, Thursday, December 8th, The Jazz Composition Department, its chair, Eric Gould, and Berklee City Music are excited to host Casio America, Inc. at a Master Class with pianist, Eldar Djangirov. The event will include a performance by Djangirov, a Q&A session, and a student performance and critique. Come by the Steve Heck Room (1140 Boylston) at 3pm on Thursday to check it out.

This past September, Casio welcomed New York based pianist, Eldar Djangirov to its Artist Program, which provides electronic, musical instruments to aspiring musical artists. Berklee City Music is proud to host this Master Class with Casio, as the consumer electronic business has generously donated several keyboards to the City Music Network.

Djangirov is an accomplished pianist and composer from Kansas City by way of the former Soviet Union, who has played at jazz festivals and toured extensively across the world. In 2008, Djangirov was nominated for a Grammy for his album, “Re-imagination,” which includes bold, original songs along with jazz classics that the artist recreates with a sophisticated and fresh new take. The young pianist has been described by the New York Times as, “a blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess that was all the more impressive for seeming so casual… an ebullient impressionist.”

Check out Djangirov’s musical prowess in this video below and make sure to catch him live this Thursday afternoon from 3 to 5pm!

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