THE 2019 GONZERVATORIANS

The 2019 Gonzervatorians are now announced !

Check them out in this final playlist 👉 https://bit.ly/2ImRkRI

🇦🇷 Carola Zelaschi 🥁🎻🎤
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Danielle 🎷🎤
🇸🇳 Djibe 🎤🎸
🇿🇦 Kwela 🎤🥁
🇺🇦 Mascha 🎤🎹
🇩🇪 Vinnie 🎸🥁 🎤

Congratulations to them and many thanks to the other shortlisted candidates #VeryDifficultDecisions #Gonzervatory2019

THE #GONZERVATORY2019 SHORTLIST IS ANNOUNCED

Check out all the shortlisted candidates on our playlist:

Full list in alphabetical order:

Aduke
Andres Quezada
Artuan de Lierrée
Carola Zelaschi
Danielle
Djibe
Guitong Li
Hilandera
Isla Panorama
Juan Pereyra
Kwela
Mascha
Michiel
Mike Evin
Nebyu Yohannes
Ques?ion
Sister LB
Sree
Tani
Vinnie

Congratulations and many thanks to the 500+ applicants #difficultdecisions

 

💥 The 20 shortlisted candidates have now been asked to each compose (or improvise) a piece exploring the theme of Summer🌴

 

💥 They have until the 5th of June to submit a one-take lo-fi video of them performing their piece, which will be shared the next day on our website and social networks 🧐

 

💥 The final list of selected students will be published on our website and social networks the 17th of June 🎉

About The Gonzervatory

THE #GONZERVATORY2019 IS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

 

So hear The Call and APPLY HERE NOW

 

 

In 2018, Grammy Award-winning composer and entertainer Chilly Gonzales called all performing musicians to join him in a journey into the unknown: The Gonzervatory, a music school where freedom and fun coexist with discipline and reverence. The selected students were musicians from all over the world. They were trained, they were self-taught. They were acoustic, electronic. They were singers and rappers and instrumentalists.

 

This year, Chilly Gonzales is proud to present the second Gonzervatory, an all-expenses-paid 10-day music performance workshop taking place in his hometown of Cologne, Germany this Fall. Five selected students will win a trip to hone their musical skills in preparation for a final concert led by Chilly Gonzales himself.

 

The Gonzervatory is open to every musician 18 or older, from all parts of the globe, who write and perform their own material: composing instrumentalists, singer-songwriters, rappers, producers. Together with their professors, students will explore Musical Humanism, audience psychology and what it means to be a performing musician in 2019

 

 

At the Gonzervatory, students arrive to a Convocation Concert on Monday 28 October 2019. Their first meeting with Chilly Gonzales will be… on stage!

 

During the workshop, students will live and work together in a musical home created at Cologne’s own 25hours Hotel, The Circle. Each day starts with one-on-one coaching sessions with Gonzo, followed by afternoon masterclasses from special guests selected from his friends and collaborators. Each evening the students rehearse together, learning and practicing each other’s songs for the Graduation Concert on Friday 8 November 2019.

 

The experience, with all its inevitable struggles and triumphs, will be documented and shared with viewers all over the world. Livestreams and daily video debriefs will allow audiences to witness personal exchanges in real time and develop an emotional investment in the participants’ musical progress. 

 

APPLY HERE NOW

 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE WEDNESDAY MAY 1, 2019 at 23:59 GMT (LONDON TIME)

 

Solo Piano III Notebook

Sheet music from “Solo Piano III” and other Gonzo classics from over the years

Available at our shop

1LIVE Chilly Gonzales Pop Music Masterclass LIVESTREAM from WDR FUNKHAUS (KÖLN)

For those who missed Gonzo’s special 1LIVE Pop Music Masterclass which he performed LIVE at the WDR Funkhaus Köln for the release of his new album Solo Piano III, you can catch-up the whole LIVESTREAM here !
 
(NB: The actual SHOW starts around the hour mark (1:00:00) after the previous masterclasses countdown…)

1LIVE Chilly Gonzales Pop Music Masterclass LIVESTREAM

1LIVE Chilly Gonzales Pop Music Masterclass LIVESTREAM here at 9 PM (CEST) and on https://www.chillygonzales.com

Publiée par Chilly Gonzales sur Mardi 18 septembre 2018

SOLO PIANO III – Exclusive First Listen

Chilly Gonzales invites all fans and curiosity-seekers to Exclusive First Listens of his new album Solo Piano III one day ahead of release on 7 Sept.

To create this unique experience, Chilly Gonzales specially recorded 8 pieces of the album on a high-fidelity midi system and hand-picked some spots that have not only paved his career but will also resonate with music lovers all over the world (London, Berlin, Paris, Toronto).

Gonzo will be busy rehearsing for tour, but those curious enough can come enjoy perfectly rendered acoustic performances of the album on magical self-playing pianos whose keys and pedals will move as if Chilly Gonzales were there in person…

In London @ Markson Pianos
INFO & FB EVENT: https://bit.ly/2NHlteF

In Berlin @ JustMusic Berlin
INFO & FB EVENT: https://bit.ly/2NJcj1i

In Paris @ Centre Chopin Pianos
INFO & FB EVENT: https://bit.ly/2PZCTFb

In Toronto @ The Royal Conservatory
INFO & FB EVENT: https://bit.ly/2Q3k7wr

SOLO PIANO III – Exclusive 1st Listen

Chilly Gonzales invites all fans and curiosity-seekers to Exclusive First Listens of his new album Solo Piano III one day ahead of release on 7 Sept. To create this unique experience, Chilly Gonzales specially recorded 8 pieces of the album on a high-fidelity midi system and hand-picked some spots that have not only paved his career but will also resonate with music lovers all over the world (London, Berlin, Paris, Toronto).Gonzo will be busy rehearsing for tour, but those curious enough can come enjoy perfectly rendered acoustic performances of the album on magical self-playing pianos whose keys and pedals will move as if Chilly Gonzales were there in person…In London @ Markson Pianos​INFO & FB EVENT: https://bit.ly/2NHlteFIn Berlin @ JustMusic Berlin​INFO & FB EVENT: https://bit.ly/2NJcj1iIn Paris @ Centre Chopin Pianos​INFO & FB EVENT: https://bit.ly/2PZCTFbIn Toronto @ The Royal Conservatory​INFO & FB EVENT: https://bit.ly/2Q3k7wr

Publiée par Chilly Gonzales sur Mardi 4 septembre 2018

Chilly Gonzales in Forbes

Grammy Winner Chilly Gonzales On Rapper Billionaires, Daft Punk, New Album

by Mark Beech

He took the lead of rapper billionaires and started his own full-service music company. He set up his own international academy and got a little help from his friends such as Pulp star Jarvis Cocker and singer Peaches. He collaborated with everyone from Drake to Feist and Jane Birkin. He made an intimate album, Solo Piano, which went from cult hit to big seller. This July, Chris Evans, the Captain America actor, was raving to his 10 million Twitter followers about its follow-up, Solo Piano II. The latest, Solo Piano III, will be out on September 7 with Gonzales going on tour to support it…

Read full article here

#Gonzervatory

The Gonzervatory is an 8-day residential music performance workshop organized by Chilly Gonzales.

A handful of carefully selected students win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Gonzervatory for a week of intensive coaching, masterclasses and rehearsals, living together in musical immersion and culminating in a public concert led by Chilly Gonzales himself.

The Gonzervatory is open to every musician 18 or older, from all parts of the globe, who write and perform their own material: composing instrumentalists, singer-songwriters, rappers, producers. Together the Gonzervatorians and Chilly Gonzales explore Musical Humanism, audience psychology and what it means to be a performing musician in 2019.

Scroll down to see what happened during the 2018 Paris Edition of The Gonzervatory.