Roy Thomson Hall presents
Highly regarded for his genre-defying approach to the piano, showmanship and collaborations with global stars, Chilly Gonzales returns to Toronto on January 20th, 2020.
Canadian Grammy Award-winning entertainer and pianist, Chilly Gonzales, is known as much for the intimate piano touch of best-selling albums Solo Piano I and Solo Piano II as for his showmanship and composition for award-winning stars. Gonzo, as he is known to close collaborators, aims to be a man of his time, approaching the piano with classical and jazz training but with the attitude of a rapper.
Chilly Gonzales holds the Guinness world record for the longest solo concert at over 27 hours. He performs and writes songs with Jarvis Cocker, Feist, and Drake, among others. With Never Stop, Chilly Gonzales composed a global hit for the inaugural Apple iPad 2 campaign. In 2014 he won a Grammy for his collaboration on Daft Punk’s Best Album of the Year and composed the best-selling book of easy piano pieces Re-Introduction Etudes. With his last album Solo Piano III, it comes at a more problematic inflection point. The musical purity of Solo Piano III is not an antidote for our times, it is a reflection of all the beauty and ugliness around us.