Chilly Gonzales is known as much for the intimate piano touch of his best-selling Solo Piano album trilogy as for his sweaty showmanship and composition for award-winning stars. He fills the world’s great philharmonic halls dressed in his slippers and a bathrobe-in any one night he can be found giving a sublime solo recital, dissecting the musicology of a Billie Eilish hit and displaying his lyrical dexterity as a rapper. He performs and writes songs with Jarvis Cocker, Feist and Drake and won a Grammy for his collaboration on Daft Punk’s Best Album of the Year.A culmination of recent years’ explorations in teaching, Chilly Gonzales recently inaugurated his very own music school: The Gonzervatory. His first book Enya: A Treatise on Unguilty Pleasures was published in October 2020. In this musical memoir, he asks: Does music have to be smart or does it just need to go straight to the heart?
2021 sees the return of Chilly Gonzales to the stage with a new program that opens, as always, with various medleys of intimate pieces from the Solo Piano Trilogy. Both hits and hidden surprises from the rest of his repertoire will be found interspersed with new Masterclasses full of playful explanations about how music works.