French-Armenian pianist Yessaï Karapetian, (b. Yerevan 1993) grew up in Marseille and is based in Paris. Winner of two DownBeat Student Music Awards in 2020, for both piano and composition, and of the Letter One Rising Star award (2021/22), he received early encouragement from Tigran Hamasyan, and studied at Berklee with Danilo Perez. His debut album “Yessai” (Kyudo, 2022) has been described as having “overwhelming energy, power, but also invention, powerful music with multiple influences.” (Jazz’halo, Belgium). Or as he himself describes his music: “jumping off a cliff without a parachute, to be able to fly and do the impossible in front of everyone, or only in front of God.”
Yessaï Karapetian (p), Marc Karapetian (b), Norayr Gapoyan (duduk, pku), Avar Margaryan (blul, zurna), David Paycha (dr)
Events on the trade fair programme can only be attended with prior registration for the trade fair.
Tickets can be purchased for the events and concerts of the festival – including the showcases.
There are no individual tickets for the opening ceremony on Thursday, 27 April at 1 p.m. The event is open to registered trade visitors and holders of a regular festival ticket.