Improvising classical music
Improvisation in classical music is a forgotten art. It has been neglected for more than 100 years. Back in the 18th and 19th century, improvisation has been a major skill in the education of pianists. We have testimonials of improvisations played by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin and many other great pianists and composers.
Laurens Patzlaff, who is both a Classical and Jazz pianist gifted with the unique ability to improvise in every style, tries to revive this special type of concerts in which the artist is able to create his music out of the moment. And on his 'World of music tour 2019', he gives 5 continents a musical chapter with melodies of many different kinds of music which define the cultures on each continent. In addition Laurens Patzlaff is going to improvise on themes suggested by the audience in the second part of the concert.
In a concert at India International Centre, which will be held on August 30, Laurens will be performing melodies from Africa, Australia, America, Asia, and Europe.
The Classics and improvisation have rarely intermixed, and Laurens is devoted to promoting and popularizing this fascinating musical duo. Improvisation is the main focus of his artistic and academic career.
A German music professor who works frequently in the U.S.A. and Australia as well as in Germany and throughout Europe and Asia, he was appointed Germany's first ever Professor for Piano and Improvisation (Jazz and Classical) at Lübeck University of Music in 2013.
Laurens dazzles audiences with his musicianship while opening their eyes and ears to the unlimited capacity for variation in even the most formal of musical genres, offering a fresh perspective on music with a range of styles few if any can imagine.