Solo recording at Chapelle de l’Ermitage

January 2, 2021By leotardinNews No Comments

hi folks, last September, between two rounds of semi-lockdown in Switzerland, I gave one of my few concerts which didn’t get canceled. Despite (or maybe because?) of these complicated times, it was a special night. The location was gorgeous, and so was the backstage, which more than ever could appropriately be called the “green room” … Read More

Past Forward, new Grand Pianoramax EP out now

October 4, 2020By leotardinNews No Comments

Hi folks, here it is, finally! “Past Forward”, the new Grand Pianoramax 7-track EP is out now on all digital platforms! It was created in collaboration with my longtime partner in crime Dom Burkhalter, who also mixed it (and co-produced its content), as well as with special guests Neo-soul singers Gaspard Sommer and Angelo Powers, … Read More

Piano duet in Zürich

July 20, 2020By leotardinNews No Comments

hi there, I’m excited to announce my first ever piano duet concert, with the talented Stefan Aeby at Moods in Zürich, on August 6th. This duet is part of Mood’s Summer of live Piano encounters festival. More infos and tickets available here. cheers, Leo

Kite Delight and more GPX delicacies

June 20, 2020By leotardinNews No Comments

hi there, Grand Pianoramax‘s first release in 4 years is out! It is called Kite Delight, co-produced, mixed and mastered by longtime partner in crime Dom Burkhalter (also on drums of course) and is now available as a Single on all digital platforms. It will be followed by Only Star ft. Angelo Powers, another Single, out … Read More

Escape into the Dawnscape

May 9, 2020By leotardinNews No Comments

About 6 years ago « Dawnscape » came out. It was my first ever solo effort to be commercially released, and was created after 10 years of performing and recording almost exclusively with my Grand Pianoramax project. I had wanted to record and perform more regularly in a solo setting for several years, but my then agent … Read More

Happy Rag at the Hospital

April 11, 2020By leotardinNews No Comments

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when containment started in Switzerland, I was asked by the Geneva University Hospitals to provide some content to make up for all the cultural events usually taking place at the hospital, which got canceled. This content was meant to entertain the residents, staff and caretakers working at the hospital, when … Read More

Songbook erratum (addendum)

March 19, 2020By leotardinNews No Comments

hi all, despite lots of proofreading before going to print, a few mistakes stil made it into the first (and so far only) edition of my Songbook.  These mistakes came to light a couple of months after it came out, in the fall 2018. An Erratum sheet was created by the publisher and sent to … Read More

New Grand Pianoramax rec. in the making

February 21, 2020By leotardinNews No Comments

The time has finally come… after an almost 4 years break with Grand Pianoramax, mainly focusing on my solo piano explorations, the desire and some ideas slowly came into focus (it has been somehow a rocky road the past few years with GPX). More importantly, there’s now a lot of fun and excitement involved in … Read More

Playlists

January 17, 2020By leotardinNews No Comments

Two playlist I recently put together on Spotify… Some Music That Inspired My Solo Projects: Here’s a selection from tracks I listened to quite a bit during the period I was composing some of the pieces on my “Dawnscape” debut solo album. Also included are pieces I came accross during my “Collection” recordings process, which … Read More