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DIRK MAASSEN

S.O.L.

DIRK MAASSEN MUSIC


Format: CD
Cata No: DMMCD1
Barcode: 4059251223528
Pianist, composer and streaming sensation Dirk Maassen brings a rare UK performance to the intimacy of ROYAL ALBERT HALL’s Elgar Room.

As an electrical engineer by day, Dirk never imagined launching a successful international recording and touring career as a musician and composer.

His musical journey started by uploading a self-recorded track to SoundCloud which rapidly shot to the top of the classical charts. His career took off among streaming platforms when his self-published piano recordings went viral and turned into genre hits, gaining millions of listeners worldwide.



BIO:

Dirk Maassen (* 28. February 1970 in Aachen) is a german composer and pianist living in Ulm, Germany. Dirk plays piano since the age of 10 and studied a broad variety of musical styles in his early musical career. The 1980s are commonly remembered for an increase in the use of digital recording, associated with the usage of synthesizers, with synthpop music and other electronic genres featuring non-traditional instruments increasing in popularity. It was the time Dirk performed in several bands and projects and started some experimental cross genre productions where he experimented with different styles. During the 90s Dirk toured with his band In Contact and released 2 CDs with In Contact and his side project Unknown Vision.

At millennium‘s dawn Dirk retreated and lived out of the public musical world for quite a while. He finally turned back to the public with his solo piano in 2010, which is according to him the most immediate instrument to materialize ideas and feelings into something that connects with this world and can resonate with the audience.

And not only did it resonate but it appeared to happen that he received a rapid growing following as it started out to completely change his life. Now with a huge following on spotify, soundcloud and youtube Dirk has advanced to one of the world‘s most streamed piano composers. His compositions and play have deeply touched millions of listeners worldwide and has been featured in several film projects so far including the award winning movie "Crossroads " at the Cannes Film festival in 2015. In June 2019, Dirk signed an exclusive deal with Sony Classical where and he is going to release his next album "Ocean" in January 2020.

Tracks:

TRACKLISTING: 01. LUMIÈRE 02. TO THE SKY 03. VIVA 04. SKIN ON SKIN 05. POCO A POCO 06. RIVER 07. MAIENZEIT 08. ZENITH 09. LA MER 10. SOLSTICE D'ÉTÉ 11. ONZE 12. CROSSING OCEANS 13. UN VOYAGE (VICENTE BUESO, DEUTSCHES FILMORCHESTER BABELSBERG) 14. MOLTRASIO 15. TO THE SKY (LIVE IN BERLIN) 16. VIVA (LIVE IN BERLIN)

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