Numerous critics have contributed to the outstanding career of the German pianist Florian Weber who has earned a firm place as an international star.  On stage and in the recording study Weber has worked with important musicians – to name a few, Tomasz Stańko, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Albert Mangelsdorff. He has received numerous awards, including the Steinway Prize at the Montreux Festival; First prize in the Monaco Jazz contest, ECHO jazz for the “best national pianist” in the jazz category; the WDR Jazz Prize for improvisation.
In 2015 Weber and his German colleague Markus Stockhausen published Inside out for the ‘legendary’ label ECM; under the same label he recently recorded Lucent waters with Ralph Alessi, Linda Oh and Nasheet Waits. When not playing jazz he performs with classical music orchestras, and has appeared as the soloist in piano concertos by Mozart, Ravel and Gershwin.
The sax player Luigi Grasso is one of the brightest Italian jazz stars. From the age of 12 he has been a regular guest with various ensembles, from a duo to a Big Band. In 1997 he won the international “Bravo Bravissimo” contest for young talents which launched his professional jazz career. He started appearing in all the popular European festivals, clubs, theaters and television programs. 
From 2010 to 2019 he lived in Paris, where – besides his solo work – he taught at the Paris Conservatorio. In 2019 he became a member of the prestigious German NDR Big Band. This was a crowning achievement in a career that has made him one of the most important musicians in today’s jazz scene.

Collect a souvenir: meet the artists!


Luigi Grasso, sax

Florian Weber, piano


Saturday 20 July 2024
9.00 pm

Acoustic stage La Catapulta on the lakefront La Palazzola in Stresa

via Gilberto Borromeo – Stresa (VB)

Attention: road closed to traffic.

In case of bad weather the concert is moved to the Stresa Festival Hall



€ 25


ph. Adriano Vannini
ph. Marc RIBES
ph. Philippe LEVY-STAB
ph. Christoph Bombart

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Associazione Settimane Musicali di Stresa
Festival Internazionale
Via Carducci, 38
28838 Stresa (VB)
ph. +39 0323 31095
fax +39 0323 33006
C.F. e P.IVA 00229020037

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