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YANNI: WORLD TOUR 2014
August 16, 2014 | 8 p.m. | Benedum Center
Yanni is an acclaimed performer and composer has influenced multiple genres of music through his talents. His performances have grasped the attention of the world and continue to leave audiences in amazement. The 2014 World Tour is traveling to over 20 countries including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Belarus, United States, and Canada.
Yanni is a Kalamata, Greece native who taught himself how to play the piano. Spending 15 hours a day on a piano and having perfect pitch contributed to his successful music career. His latest instrumental and vocal album, Inspirato, was released in April 2014 after four years of preparation. The music for this album took over 30 years because the creative inspiration stems from all of Yanni’s past loves. Inspiratoreached the number one spot on Billboard’s Top New Age Album category for 2014. Other albums that have topped the charts are Yanni’sYanni Mexicanisimo, released in October 2010 and Truth of Touch, released in February 2011. With more than 40 platinum and gold albums worldwide, two Grammy nominations, and over 25 million albums sold globally, Yanni is a living legend.
About The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest landmasses curated by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.
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