Girma Yifrashewa In Conversation with Mark McNeill
While on a North American tour, pianist and composer Girma Yifrashewa visited dublab's studio to speak with Mark McNeill. Over the course of their conversation, he shared some thoughts about his stunning album, Love and Peace, escaping to the mountains in his native Ethiopia, his deep and abiding passion for the piano, and much more. We hope you can join us for this very special episode of In Conversation.
Girma Yifrashewa combines the ecstasy of Ethiopian harmony with the grandeur of virtuoso piano technique. Yifrashewa began his training at the Yared School of Music in Ethiopia and went on to study at the Sofia State Conservatory in Bulgaria, the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Hochschule fur Music Und Theater in Germany. A highly accomplished performer of classical repertoire, he has chosen to remain in Ethiopia, helping to forge a classical tradition for his country. Currently, Yifrashewa works to promote Ethiopian and classical music through cultural commissions and extensive touring throughout Africa, Europe and beyond.
In Conversation is produced by dublab. Sound editing and music by Matteah Baim. Excerpts of piano pieces heard in this episode were composed and played by Girma Yifrashewa. Due to rights reasons music from the original broadcast has been removed. To hear more, please visit dublab.com.