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Written by Helen Friday, 22 November 2019 00:00
New Silk Road by Maksim
Viewed as “Croatia’s crown prince of the crossover piano,” Maksim Mrvica, together with his band, is visiting Tianjin with the “New 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.