February 2, 2023

A brand new chapter for the pianist-composer and his first album to incorporate strings THRIVE takes inspiration from classical masterworks.

Composed over the past two years throughout a interval of uncertainty and worry, RIOPY’s new album, THRIVE, “represents the inside energy that pushes us to combat in moments of doubt or sorrow.” Scheduled for launch on 14 April by Warner Music Group, THRIVE comes because the pianist-composer RIOPY shares the primary single ‘Nocturne’ and its official video – Watch BELOW:

RIOPY additionally prepares to embark on his first main UK tour, with ten dates in London, Bristol, Manchester, Gateshead, Leeds, Edinburgh, Bury St Edmunds, Coventry, Canterbury and Southampton between 1 and 12 February.

RIOPY got here to music in a rare and strange means. Escaping to the UK following a childhood spent in an oppressive French cult, his fortunes modified when he was given a possibility to review at Oxford Brookes College, after which gifted a Steinway piano by Coldplay’s Chris Martin, who recognised his want and potential. He has since channelled his troubled previous – which included drug and alcohol abuse introduced on by despair and anxiousness – into his music, which now serves as a supply of solace to tens of millions around the globe.

RIOPY’s previous trilogy of albums, RIOPY (2018), Tree of Mild (2019) and Bliss (2021), have collected 600 million streams worldwide and achieved vital chart success, with greater than 120 weeks for Tree of Mild on the US’s Billboard classical chart.

Lana Del Rey not too long ago introduced that she has tailored one in every of RIOPY’s compositions. His meditative piano taking part in and melody will characteristic on a monitor on the American singer-songwriter’s subsequent album, Do you know that there’s a tunnel below Ocean Blvd, coming March tenth, When saying the brand new album, the singer thanked RIOPY “for lending me your refined piano compositions which can be infused with melodies I solely want I might dream up”. Particulars shall be confirmed at a later date.

THRIVE marks the start of a brand new chapter for RIOPY. It is going to be the primary of his albums to incorporate strings alongside his evocative and highly effective pianism which has earned him an ever-increasing worldwide following.

RIOPY explains, “In the future, I used to be taking part in Satie’s well-known Gymnopédie and stored increasing it and from that little seed, THRIVE was born. In taking inspiration from the best classical composers, I needed to indicate how I interpret and form their music in my thoughts.”

In addition to new compositions for solo piano, the album options the composer-pianist’s tackle well-known music which has most impressed him, together with works by Satie, Pachelbel, Beethoven, Fauré, Debussy and Chopin. He has reworked their much-loved melodies into cinematic scores of his personal, and composed lush preparations for string orchestra.

RIOPY provides, “The piano has all the time helped me discover this momentum, this inside energy, and composing for strings has opened up new horizons for me. The reinterpreted melodies on this album are a metaphor to indicate that all the things can evolve.”

The album shall be accessible digitally, on CD and on vinyl.

Extra details about RIOPY’s upcoming tour dates is offered right here, and a pre-order hyperlink is offered right here.

The total listing of dwell dates are (with help from Adam Naas):

Wed 1 LONDON Cadogan Corridor
Thu 2 BRISTOL St Georges
Fri 3 MANCHESTER Stoller Corridor
Solar 5 LEEDS Howard Meeting Room
Wed 8 EDINBURGH Queens Corridor
Fri 10 COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre
Sat 11 CANTERBURY Gulbenkian
Solar 12 SOUTHAMPTON Turner Sims Live performance Corridor


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