On International Women’s Day, March 8, renowned accordionist Richard Galliano will be performing in Bucharest at Sala Radio. Accompanying him will be the Radio Big Band, conducted by Ionel Tudor. The concert program includes Piazzolla’s Michelangelo 70, Galliano’s Ten Years ago and other works like: Teulada, Rue de Maubeuge, Tango pour Claude, Poème, Coloriage II, Giselle or Take eleven.

Tickets range from RON 30 to RON 50 and are available online on www.bilete.ro. Five days before the show, tickets are available only by direct order in one of partner shops or at the Sala Radio ticket office.

A friend of famous Argentinian composer Astor Piazzola, Richard Galliano is the French musician who revived the accordion, bringing it closer to contemporary jazz and blues. He was drawn to music at an early age, starting with the accordion at 4, influenced by his father Luciano, an accordionist originally from Italy, living in Nice. After a long and intense period of study, at 14, in a search to expand his ideas on the accordion, he began listening to jazz and heard records by the trumpet player Clifford Brown. “I copied all the choruses of Clifford Brown, impressed by his tone and his drive, his way of phrasing over the thunderous playing of Max Roach”. Fascinated by this new world, Richard was amazed that the accordion had never been part of this musical adventure.

Apart from numerous successful albums, his work includes various collaborations with artists, among which: Astor Piazolla, Chet Baker, Juliette Greco, Charles Aznavour, Ron Carter, Trilok Gurtu, Jan Garbarek, Michel Petrucciani, Biréli Lagrène, Anouar Brahem, Wynton Marsalis and Toots Thielemans.