Chilly Gonzales, Grammy-winning Canadian pianist and entertainer currently living in Europe, is known as much for the intimate piano touch of best-selling albums Solo Piano I and Solo Piano II as for his showmanship and composition for award-winning stars.
Gonzo, as he is known to close collaborators, aims to be a man of his time, approaching the piano with classical and jazz training but with the attitude of a rapper.
Chilly Gonzales holds the Guinness world record for the longest solo concert at over 27 hours. He performs and writes songs with Jarvis Cocker, Feist and Drake, among others. With Never Stop, Chilly Gonzales composed a global hit for the inaugural Apple iPad 2 campaign. In 2014 he won a Grammy for his collaboration on Daft Punk’s Best Album of the Year and composed the best-selling book of easy piano pieces Re-Introduction Etudes. With the 2015 album Chambers, Chilly Gonzales devoted himself to finding a modern take on chamber music before completing the Solo Piano Trilogy in 2018 with Solo Piano III.
2020 sees the return of Chilly Gonzales to the stage with a new program that opens, as always, with various medleys of intimate pieces from the Solo Piano Trilogy.
Both hits and hidden surprises from the rest of his repertoire will be found interspersed with new Christmas-themed Masterclasses full of playful explanations about how music works. This December 2020 tour … so close to the Holidays … will surely contain some very Chilly Christmas surprises.