Richard Clayderman 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Richard Clayderman will make his first visit to Israel in four years when he
plays concerts in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa on March 1-3.
58-year-old French artist, who has led a highly successful career for over three
decades, got his first break at the age of 23 when he was asked to record a
gentle piano ballad called “Adeline.” Record producers Olivier Toussaint and
Paul de Senneville were suitably impressed by Clayderman’s rendition, as was the
public. The single, called “Ballade pour Adeline,” sold no less than 22 million
copies in 38 countries.
Over the years, Clayderman has recorded over
1,200 melodies, played in his trademark romantic style, and combines classical
material with pop standards. He is one of the most prolific performers in
the world, and has been known to play 200 concerts in 250 days. He has sold in
excess of 100 million albums in 57 different countries, with 290 gold and 90
In his concerts here Clayderman will be backed by 10
members of the Ra’anana Symphonette Orchestra and will play a repertoire that
will include such perennial favorites as the themes from West Side Story, Love
Story and Schindler’s List as well as “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” and “Ballade