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Tigran Hamasyan

with special guest Nils Petter Molvær

Tigran Hamasyan and Nils Petter Molvaer

Tigran Hamasyan returns to London to bring a fascinating blend of his own solo piano and choral works with the addition of guest trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær and The London Vocal Octet.

Tonight Nonesuch and ECM recording artist Tigran Hamasyan is joined by Nils’s affectingly fragile trumpet tones, as well as performing the intricate piano compositions from 2017’s An Ancient Observer – where he reflected on his return to Armenia after more than a decade of living in the US.

Hamasyan is an artist that defies categorization. His ability to blend genres is much lauded, but shining throughout is his passionate love of Armenia . Still only 30 years old, Hamasyan has already released eight studio albums and has gained plaudits from the likes of Brad Mehldau and Herbie Hancock.

Tagged with: Contemporary music Jazz


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Watch: Tigran Hamasyan performs 'Shadow Theater'

The Armenian piano maverick display his skills as he performs 'Shadow Theater'.

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Listen: Barbican Recommends

Not sure what to listen to? Every month we update our Barbican Recommends Spotify playlist with what we've been listening to in the office. Expect everything from Actress and Arcade Fire to Kamasi Washington and Omar Souleyman. 

Cocktails, concrete and tonnes of charm

Pop into the Martini Bar for a pre-performance tipple, with Happy Hour from 5-6pm

Barbican Hall