In 2000, he moved to Paris to study with Igor Lazko and gained first prize in the Pontoise Piano Competition in 2001. And it was going on for five years. Performing in Shanghai and Shenzhen twice, he went to 23 cities in China last year, including some provincial capitals and cities such as Wenzhou and Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, and Hohhot, capital of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Have you realized all your dreams then? I met so many people. Najesen Maksim u Kini snima reklamne spotove za promociju klavira tvrtke 'Yamahe' postajući pritom njen ambasador kao i 'Croatia Airlinesa'.
People are fascinated by the passion, the hint of sadness, as well as the never-falling belief embedded in his playing of Croatian Rhapsody, Still Waters, Exodus, Kolibre, Flight of the Bumble Bee and so forth. What is different of it? Maksim entered his first competition in 1993, when he had already amazed the judge and audience. Now, his latest album Mezzo E Mezzo will be out in China for one or two weeks. Why do you like it so much? I always remember these girls. I think it is a great thing because they are creating popularity among young people for the piano. Playing classical music in Paris in 2001, he was discovered by Tonci Huljic, who later composed many pieces for him and introduced him to Mel Bush. It is a matter of taste.
It all depends on the idea I have at a certain point. The energy will be very different and on a much higher level. Then it reflects on music itself. He started taking up piano lessons at the age of nine from Marija Sekso and gave his first public performance in the same year. Everything from A New World to The Piano Player is included below. And I think that I have the opportunity to present this Chinese piece to other markets, to other territories where I play, because I think it is a beautiful piece and it deserves attention. Mrvica considers this a key point in his life, because they helped discover his talent for crossover music, which led him out of his pure classical world.
For me, that was piano. Inače, prezime Mrvica potječe sa šibenskog otoka. Ana's Dream Download Depositfiles or Rapidshare Music Videos Maxim Mrvica - Flight of a Bumblee Bee Youtube. And I am aware that there are a lot of people, younger people who like my music here. Are there any other dreams that you are going to pursue in the future? Not only did you play it in China, in your hometown Croatia, but also you put it into your own album.
Maksim Mrvica: For me it is very simple. His concerts are incredibly popular in the Chinese mainland, with tickets selling quickly as fans look forward to watching their handsome idol play. The trajectory of his fame rose even steeper with the release of Elektric and a tour of Asia. Then I am doing this music for them I believe. Mrvica is visibly exhausted when we meet at Parsons Recital Hall in Causeway Bay earlier this month. But at the same time, I always think that one needs to do more, to achieve more.
Since its release in 2003 it has been successful, in Asia, where it has achieved Gold status in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and China, Platinum in Taiwan and Croatia and Double Platinum in Hong Kong. What do you think of this? I know that every time I play here, everyone loves it. And I think the least thing that I could do, you know, is just to take and perform one piece that they like and they are attached. He took piano lessons at the age of nine. His first crossover album The Piano Player 2003 was an instant success, especially in Asia where it reached Gold status in various countries. His new album, Mezzo E Mezzo, will be released in China soon. Wish them all the luck.
I understand 40 million people learning the piano in China. Unfortunately, many attempts like this are criticized by the public as to make classics vulgar. Eventually, after some time, we all started to look for something which will occupy our minds, not to think about the war and everything was going on around us. There are people who dislike it. And we were hiding in the basements.
War broke out in Croatia when he was fifteen, which made life harsh but playing the piano more important for Maksim. There are people who like it. What kind of inspiration was it that to encourage you to keep practicing the piano in those tragic days and to hold your first concert? Also we are introducing a ballet dancer coming from England with us and I have a different much younger band. In 2008, He was invited by the Chinese Government to perform at the Three Gorges Dam as part of the Beijing Olympic Celebrations. Earlier in 2006 Maksim pushed the boundaries of crossover with his third album, A New World. So it is a great thing.