Pascal Wintz was born in 1966 in the French Alps near the beautiful city of Annecy. After obtaining his diplomas for piano jazz and composition from the Conservatoire Populaire de Genève, Pascal Wintz turned towards classical music, obtaining the prize "Gabriela de Agostini" and entered the class of virtuosity at the Consevatoire Supérieur de Paris
With a repertoire entirely devoted to 1930's Jazz, Pascal Wintz shifts into top gear with gay, lively Swing accentuated by the rhythmic complexities of the music overlaying it.
He relates particularly to the Kings of Jazz such as 'Fats' Waller, Art Tatum and Duke Ellington, whose compositions set standards of musicianship. He has been inspired by their rollicking, brilliant style, and adds his "French touch" along with his classical background.
Trained in recitals of Beethoven and Liszt, Pascal Wintz is able to arrange his own programs and exploit all the resources of the piano to capture the attention of large audiences. His concerts let us rediscover the standards of classical jazz interpreted with a disconcerting ease and innate sense of Swing.
Both Jazz and classical, Pascal Wintz has a partiality for George Gershwin's music. Gershwin's music leaves much freedom for interpretation and lends itself to improvisation. It requires new interpretations based on a solid jazz background - and classical too - to be able to adapt and perform in concert. He recites Gershwin's music with arrangements for piano solo, for two pianos and as soloist with orchestra.
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Pascal Wintz has recorded 14 albums and his videos have more than 6 million views. Go to videos and Cds-Mp3 albums
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