Thomas Enhco

Pianist

 

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Born in 1988, Thomas Enhco began learning the violin and piano, before studying classical music and jazz. At the age of 9, he was invited by Didier Lockwood to play at the jazz festival of Antibes Juan-les-Pins. At 12, he joined the CMDL, then at 16 the CNSM, Paris, to take Jazz and Improvised Music lessons.

In 2006, he composed and recorded his first album, Esquisse, for Ames/Harmonia Mundi. During a tour of Japan, in 2008, he came to the notice of Itoh “88” Yasohachi, one of Japan’s greatest jazz producers, who decided to bring out his second album, Someday My Prince Will Come, released in 2009 in Japan (Blue in Green/Universal) and in 2010 in France (Ames/Harmonia Mundi).

In 2010, Thomas Enhco won the 3rd Prize at the Martial Solal international jazz piano competition, and the 2010 Django d’Or for “New Talent”. In 2012, a further album in a trio with Chris Jennings and Nicolas Charlier, Fireflies, was released by Label Bleu. In 2013, he was named the “Jazz Revelation of the Year” at the Victoires de la Musique, and for the first time played at the Festival International de Piano, Roque d’Anthéron, and the Festival Piano aux Jacobins.

In 2014, Thomas Enhco performed in particular at the Folle Journée in Nantes and Tokyo, and in New York, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Turkey, Bulgaria, Denmark and Finland. In September 2014, he signed with Universal Music/Decca Records and recorded his first solo piano album, entitled Feathers, with Verve. This album was nominated at the Victoires du Jazz 2015 in the “Album of the Year” category.

Since 2009, he has formed an explosive duo with the Bulgarian classical percussionist Vassilena Serafimova (piano and marimba/percussions), attracting unanimous invitations to the most prestigious jazz and classical music programmes. In April 2016, their first album, Funambules, came out from the legendary classical music label, Deutsche Grammophon.

 

In 2016-2017, Thomas Enhco will be starting out as a concerto pianist with the Orchestre National de Lorraine, the Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn and the Orchestre Régional Avignon Provence.

 

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