with Hiroyuki Nakayama (Piano) & Nobuo Uematsu (Composer)
The best of FINAL FANTASY music performed on piano with giant screen video projection from the original games !
Produced by SQUARE ENIX, “PIANO OPERA : music from FINAL FANTASY” is the official piano concerto dedicated to the music of the video game series FINAL FANTASY. Supervised by original composer Nobuo Uematsu, the PIANO OPERA series comes live on stage for the first time worldwide. Revive the most beautiful and famous music of the series through the noble and majestic sound of a grand concert piano, focusing mostly on the popular FINAL FANTASY VI, VII, VIII and IX ! And to enhance the experience, an unseen in concert video edit of game footage will be displayed on giant screen along with each music, portraying all the most intense moments of action and emotion of the saga! The concert will feature among others : Ami, The Man with the Machine Gun, Roses of May, Melodies Of Life, Dancing Mad and Cosmo Canyon, etc... A brand new musical experience filled with emotions!
Come meet worldwide acclaimed composer Nobuo Uematsu and pianist Hiroyuki Nakayama on stage for a new exceptional FINAL FANTASY experience !
About PIANO OPERA : music from FINAL FANTASY
PIANO OPERA is originally a SQUARE ENIX collection of 3 albums reliving the music of the first nine episodes of the FINAL FANTASY series on piano alone, directly supervised by the original composer Nobuo Uematsu and performed by famous pianist Hiroyuki Nakayama. To celebrate the start of the world tour the 3 CDs have been reunited in a brand new special edition featuring a collector box and english booklets.
About FINAL FANTASY
Since the release of the original FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series continues to showcase the spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from users around the world. The seriess has achieved a cumulative shipment of over 120 million units worldwide.
About Nobuo Uematsu
Nobuo Uematsu is one of the most celebrated composers in the video game field. He has achieved global recognition for his work on the FINAL FANTASY series that has been performed by world-class orchestras around the world. Nobuo Uematsu has been recognized as a major contributor in the increasing appreciation and awareness of video game music. A prime example is the “FINAL FANTASY VIII” theme song, “Eyes on Me,” composed and produced by him. His song featured Hong Kong pop star Faye Wong and sold a record 400,000 copies. It also won “Song of the Year (Western Music)” at the 14th Annual Japan Gold Disc Awards in 1999, which was the first time in history that music from a video game had attained this illustrious honor. The music from the game series has grown to such notoriety, Nobuo Uematsu was named as one of the “Innovators” in Time Magazine’s “Time 100: the Next Wave Music “ feature.
About Hiroyuki Nakayama
Hiroyuki Nakayama graduated in music at Tokyo University of Arts. Since then he has been a renown arranger and performer in the video game music world. Among others, he have arranged and performed the PIANO OPERA : music from FINAL FANTASY albums, and contributed to numerous high level games soundtracks such as Kingdom Hearts, Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon or Xenoblade, and even Fullmetal Alchemist for anime. As a pianist, Nakayama performed numerous times with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in movie soundtracks and commercial projects. He recently received the prize of the best musical accompaniment in the Tokyo vocal contest. In 2010, sponsored by NHK, Nakayama played in Warsaw and Paris for the Chopin bicentenary. He is now part of NHK cultural shows like “Piano Masterpiece – story of a musical performance”.
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