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Carlo Aspri’s Olympic summer

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

After a wonderfully well-received debut concert July 19 at the YAMAHA Music Performance Center, Carlo Aspri’s success continued with hit performances at the British Columbia Pavilion during the Olympics, a VIP-only mini-concert at the Canada Club, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Shaolin Monastery.

Carlo Aspri performance at Canada Club Beijing 2008-08-15

Carlo Aspri performs at the Canada Club Beijing 2008-08-15

Carlo, a phenomenally gifted young composer and pianist from Quebec, entertained crowds at the British Columbia Pavilion’s Pub Night events. Attended by dozens of VIPs, the Pub Nights gave Carlo the opportunity to support his native land during the Olympics. He performed classic favorites as well as his own compositions.

Carlo was also honored when the Canadian Embassy asked him to perform at an exclusive, VIP-only event at the Canadian Club, celebrating the 400th anniversary of his native Quebec. Carlo performed traditional Quebec music and was touched by the opportunity to honor his home.

Fresh off his Gamestime success, Carlo headed off to Shaolin Monastery, for a much deserved week of gong fu training and exercise. It was a terrific chance for Carlo to continue his study of Chinese gong fu, at the world’s premier gong fu center. Carlo enjoyed the opportunity to train with the Shaolin monks and even took the opportunity to create a video chronicling his experience at the monastery.

It’s been a terrific summer for Canada’s next great musical export, with more excitement sure to come this fall.

Carlo Aspri update

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

It’s been a busy month for our client Carlo Aspri!

Carlo’s debut concert July 19 at the YAMAHA Music Performance Center was a smash success. Carlo, a brilliant young composer and pianist from Montreal, Quebec, played two beautiful sets for a select, by-invitation-only audience of 50 Canadian and Chinese VIPs. The concert primed Carlo for his next series of performances, at the upcoming Canada Olympic House “Pub Nights” during the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Carlo Aspri's Yamaha Beijing Performance Centre concert 2008

Carlo Aspri's Yamaha Beijing Performance Centre concert 2008

Playing on a fantastic YAMAHA concert grand in the performance center – a gem of a venue – Carlo performed original compositions from his debut album, “Carlo Aspri,” and newer pieces from his upcoming second CD. He also offered stirring arrangements of “The Moon Represents My Heart,” a traditional Chinese song, and the Canadian national anthem, “O Canada.”

Guests enjoyed fine Canadian wines and delicious European hors d’oeuvres provided by our fine caterer, Café Europa. We were extremely pleased with the turnout by VIP guests and the support Carlo received from the Canadian community in Beijing. The Canadian Embassy was represented by VIPs including Jane Lang, First Secretary of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, and Rene Milot, the head of the Quebec government offices in China.

Energized by the success of the YAMAHA concert, Carlo is now looking forward eagerly to his four upcoming Pub Night performances at Canada Olympic House over the next two weeks. The Canada BC Pavilion is a beautiful venue which serves as Canada’s home base in Beijing during these Olympic Games. Carlo will be helping the Canadian government entertain its VIP guests with a dynamic repertoire comprised of both classic favorites and some of his original compositions. It’s an auspicious start for Canada’s next great musical ambassador to the world.

Carlo’s performances at Canada House are on the evenings of Tuesday 12th August, Thursday 14th August, Tuesday 19th August and Thursday 21st August.

Immediately following the Canada House performances, Carlo heads to the Shaolin Monastery where he will train with the monks for a much deserved break.

Carlo Aspri is coming!

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

We spent a week in Seoul, South Korea, last week, with Carlo Aspri, the extraordinarily well talented young Canadian pianist. We were assisting Carlo and his management team in pre-release planning for his debut CD, Carlo Aspri, to be released on June 1st.

Carlo Aspri in Seoul

Carlo Aspri in Seoul

Carlo’s beautiful and highly emotional original compositions will be released by Starseach, initially in South Korea, and other markets will immediately follow.

The emotion and depth of Carlo Aspri’s music belie his young age. They speak also of an inspirational and triumphant life. Carlo Aspri was born in Quebec, Canada in 1985 to an exceptionally strong, multi-generational musical family: His grandmother was a mezzo-soprano; His father is a guitarist and musical inventor; his mother is a pianist; his sister is a vocalist and pianist and his brother also a pianist. Carlo taught himself piano at age eight and composed his first song at age nine, “Unforgettable Moments.”

Carlo’s musicality finds its basis in a blending of cultures, instruments, and moods often bringing together sounds as different as classical piano, Spanish tangos, and traditional Chinese instruments. Each sound distinct in origin and sentiment is blended together to evoke the passion, the complexity and the romance of musical emotion. Carlo is most influenced by the works of Richard Clayderman, Yanni, and Kenny G and like his personal inspirations his music explores the ranges of human feeling. In 2007, his evocative instrumental pieces caught the attention of Artic Records in Canada. Carlo was also sought after by Korea’s leading record label, Starsearch Media, who has released his CD in the Asia Pacific market. Carlo was one of only two Canadians signed by this label.

While prodigious in talent and musical experience, Carlo’s strength of character has also been tested. At age 17, Carlo was diagnosed with malignant cancer only two months after the death of his best friend. Carlo endured two surgeries and intense chemotherapy. Being told by doctors that he had little chance of survival, Carlo turned to music. Though bedridden and feeble, Carlo continued to compose music. Through the power of music, he found a cure. Many of the songs Carlo composed during this time appear on his first CD.

Carlo’s love and respect for China also deepened during his illness. While ailing, Carlo turned to Chinese medicine for health and to gong fu to regain his strength. Carlo began practicing gong fu from a very young age and the focus and artistry of this discipline have remained an important part of his life. Carlo made a full recovery owing both to music and to the traditions of China. After his recovery, Carlo took his first of now many trips to China. He fell in love immediately with the country, the traditions, the people, and the music. He has studied and understands Chinese musical theory and is a now an accomplished player of traditional and popular Chinese music and this influence figures profoundly in his compositions. Carlo hopes to share through his music the depth of inspiration China has given him.

The emotion and depth of Carlo Aspri’s music belie his young age. They speak also of an inspirational and triumphant life. Carlo Aspri was born in Quebec, Canada in 1985 to an exceptionally strong, multi-generational musical family: His grandmother was a mezzo-soprano; His father is a guitarist and musical inventor; his mother is a pianist; his sister is a vocalist and pianist and his brother also a pianist. Carlo taught himself piano at age eight and composed his first song at age nine, “Unforgettable Moments.”

Carlo’s musicality finds its basis in a blending of cultures, instruments, and moods often bringing together sounds as different as classical piano, Spanish tangos, and traditional Chinese instruments. Each sound distinct in origin and sentiment is blended together to evoke the passion, the complexity and the romance of musical emotion. Carlo is most influenced by the works of Richard Clayderman, Yanni, and Kenny G and like his personal inspirations his music explores the ranges of human feeling. In 2007, his evocative instrumental pieces caught the attention of Artic Records in Canada. Carlo was also sought after by Korea’s leading record label, Starsearch Media, who has released his CD in the Asia Pacific market. Carlo was one of only two Canadians signed by this label.

While prodigious in talent and musical experience, Carlo’s strength of character has also been tested. At age 17, Carlo was diagnosed with malignant cancer only two months after the death of his best friend. Carlo endured two surgeries and intense chemotherapy. Being told by doctors that he had little chance of survival, Carlo turned to music. Though bedridden and feeble, Carlo continued to compose music. Through the power of music, he found a cure. Many of the songs Carlo composed during this time appear on his first CD.

Carlo’s love and respect for China also deepened during his illness. While ailing, Carlo turned to Chinese medicine for health and to gong fu to regain his strength. Carlo began practicing gong fu from a very young age and the focus and artistry of this discipline have remained an important part of his life. Carlo made a full recovery owing both to music and to the traditions of China. After his recovery, Carlo took his first of now many trips to China. He fell in love immediately with the country, the traditions, the people, and the music. He has studied and understands Chinese musical theory and is a now an accomplished player of traditional and popular Chinese music and this influence figures profoundly in his compositions. Carlo hopes to share through his music the depth of inspiration China has given him.

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