Thomas Enhco

Thomas Enhco was born in Paris, France, in 1988. He started playing the piano and the violin at age 6. He has a background in classical music and jazz, and he also learns to compose. He is 9 years old when Didier Lockwood invites him to the Antibes Juan-les- Pins Jazz Festival. He leaves school at 12 to study classical piano under Gisele Magnan. In 2005, he enrolls in Jazz and Improvisation classes at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP). In 2006, his first CD Esquisse (sponsored and produced by Peter Erskine), is released (Ames/Harmonia Mundi). He has been supported by Fonds d’Action SACEM since then. He is discovered in 2008 by Mr. Itoh “88”, a Japanese producer of jazz. His 2nd album, Someday My Prince Will Be Come, was released in Japan (Blue in Green/Universal in 2009) and France (Ames/Harmonia Mundi in 2010). He composes his first film score in 2010 (Aux Arts Citoyens! He is touring in France and Japan together with his trio. He also wins two French major awards: the 3rd prize at the 2010 Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Competition and the Django d’Or “New Talent” 2010 award. The pianist travels a lot in 2011 and performs more than 130 concerts across 14 countries and four continents. He has been on tour in France and Syria, Jordan. Jordan, Japan. Russia, Spain. New Caledonia. Madagascar, Algeria, and with his trio. He also creates the show Les Diables Verts with the famous French dancer Pietragalla. In the same year, he also composes the original score for the film Les Cinq Parties du Monde. Thomas Enhco wins the FIPA-d’Or 2012 award for Best Original Soundtrack. He records in New York with Jack DeJohnette (drummer and Keith Jarrett ) and John Patitucci, (bass player for Chick corea and Wayne Shorter …),), produced by Mr.88 for Japan. Thomas produced and recorded Fireflies, his new trio album featuring Chris Jennings (bass) and Nicolas Charlier (drums). The new opus will be available on October 15, 2012 via Label Bleu/Sphinx in France. It already reveals the strong personal direction that Thomas Enhco has created: original music, powerful lyricism, subtle narrative and depth. This is the border between jazz and classical music. In 2012/2013, Thomas Enhco is appearing in concerts with the following formations: – Thomas Enhco Trio (with Chris Jennings, bass, and Nicolas Charlier, drums) – Thomas Enhco Duo with Vassilena Serafimova (piano and marimba) – Thomas Enhco Solo Piano – Enhco Brothers Duo (with David Enhco, trumpet) from

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