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Classical-Soul pioneer, Alexis Ffrench, has created his own lane for […]
Classical-Soul pioneer, Alexis Ffrench, has created his own lane for fearless music making – reimagining and reframing classical music for new audiences. His artistry spans virtuoso classical performances, original works for piano and symphony orchestra, dazzling improvised performances, and the creation of timeless melodies imbued with soaringly romantic lyricism. He has established a reputation for creating bold artistic statements that traverse borderless stylistic territory – broadening the horizons of classical music to reach an ever more diverse audience.
Signed exclusively to Sony Masterworks, Alexis remarkable work as a Pianist, Composer and Record Producer has amassed a staggering half a billion streams and he ranks among the Top 10 most streamed classical artists in the world – following on from the success of his #1 albums, ‘Evolution’ and ‘Dreamland’.
He has headlined some of the most prestigious venues in the world including London’s Royal Albert Hall, Japan’s Orchard Hall, New York’s Guggenheim Museum, Zenith Stadium, Paris, Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall, and many more iconic locations. He has collaborated with top fashion houses Miyake and Hugo Boss, played Latitude Festival, worked with pop superstars Paloma Faith and Leona Lewis, composed several major film scores, and shares the same management team as Little Mix & Niall Horan.
Truth, his latest album, is his most powerful and political to date, and his most optimistic. “I imagined what the world would look like if everybody had the opportunity to ask themselves the questions ‘who am I?’ and ‘what is my purpose in the world?’ and what we, as a human race, could create and change together.” Featuring Alexis’ signature piano & orchestra sound, alongside rare collaborations including the searingly soulful ‘One Look’ with his friend Leona Lewis, Truth captures Alexis’ hopes for the future and his belief that change is already upon us.
A passionate advocate for music education, Alexis is a Governing Body Member and Trustee of the Royal Academy of Music, London, and holds the position of Artistic Director of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music – the first in its 132 history.
An alumnus of Purcell School of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and De Montfort University (from which he holds an MA in Music, Technology and Innovation) Alexis recently partnered with the Royal Academy of Music and Sony Music’s Social Justice Fund to offer two scholarships, supporting and nurturing the talents of two UK or International students throughout their undergraduate studies at the RAM.
In June 2022, Alexis was awarded the prestigious PPL Classical Award at the NordoffRobbins #O2SilverClefs.
ALEXIS FFRENCH RELEASES REBORN| LISTEN HERE
WATCH ALEXIS’ PERFORMANCE OF BLUEBIRD FROM THIS YEAR’S CLASSIC BRIT AWARDS Taken from his new studio album Evolution Out August 31st via Sony Music PERFORMING AT THIS YEAR’S LATITUDE FESTIVAL July 15th – Henham Park, Suffolk One Million Active Spotify Listeners A Month & Over 75 Million Streams To Date “Rap music might seem surprising for someone […]
WATCH ALEXIS’ PERFORMANCE OF BLUEBIRD FROM THIS YEAR’S CLASSIC BRIT AWARDS
Taken from his new studio album Evolution Out August 31st via Sony Music
PERFORMING AT THIS YEAR’S LATITUDE FESTIVAL
July 15th – Henham Park, Suffolk
One Million Active Spotify Listeners A Month
& Over 75 Million Streams To Date
“Rap music might seem surprising for someone who writes classical music, but breaking stereotypes is what
Ffrench is all about” – Evening Standard
“As a classically trained musician with a love of Bach, R&B and roots music, Alexis Ffrench
defines a unique sound” – Daily Telegraph
“Three minutes of beautiful piano playing from Alexis Ffrench” – BBC Music
“Beautiful” – The Independent
UK contemporary pianist and composer Alexis Ffrench has released his exceptional new single ‘Reborn’, taken from his brand new studio album Evolution – out in August via Sony Music.
This time around, Alexis has teamed up with renowned harpist Lavinia Meijer who guest performs on ‘Reborn’ – another wondrous example of Ffrench’s exceptional songwriting and ear for constructing punchy, digestible classical compositions for a modern audience.
The new single arrives off the back of his electrifying performance at this year’s Classic BRIT Awards, where Alexis performed his track ‘Bluebird’. Ffrench was joined on the iconic Royal Albert Hall stage by opera singer Pretty Yende, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and provided a platform for young ballet dancers including his talented daughter Savannah, who performed a beautifully choreographed routine. Their performance received a standing ovation and, on seeing a teary-eyed and proud Savannah, Ffrench recalls “Suddenly I saw the enormity of the occasion and what it meant to her,”with a smile. That night has marked the start of a truly special journey for Alexis Ffrench.
A stunning new album that sees Ffrench propel himself to yet further heights, Evolution features a host of guests, from Boston-based electro folk duo Tall Heights; to The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Adam Klemans and international classical harpist Lavinia Meijer. The album has already spawned a success in previous single ‘Moments’, seeing it feature on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, a huge moment for a solo piano track.
Earlier this year he signed with Modest! Management, home to a brace of all-conquering pop acts, including Little Mix, Olly Murs and Niall Horan. With over 75 million streams to date and now over a million active Spotify listeners a month, Alexis Ffrench is already an established star in the streaming world, leading the way for the new generation of classical artists, with his music speaking to a very wide and diverse audience and transcending all boundaries and genres. Ffrench said “I would love to look out at Last Night of the Proms and see a welcome mixture of white, brown and black faces, with people of all backgrounds. That would prove to me that classical music is alive and adaptable and I see myself as an artist who can help to lead the change.”
As likely to be found listening to Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper as Bach and Beethoven, Alexis Ffrench’s combination of classical training and love for R&B and roots music has helped define his unique sound, noting “I listen to a lot of R&B and hip hop, and study the music videos. I see innovation and people pushing the envelope and doing daring things in the name of art, in a way that provokes thought. I wonder whether as classical musicians if we can do more on that front.” Trying to break the rigorous and academic preconceptions of classical music, Alexis Ffrench now finds himself as one of the leading voices of a new wave of composers, redefining a genre made accessible by artists of the stature of Ludovico Einaudi and Michael Nyman.
Live, this month takes Alexis to Latitude Festival where he will perform alongside artists including, Solange, alt-J, Wolf Alice, The Vaccines and many more. A poignant statement of intent for a classical artist.
Alexis Ffrench – Evolution
- At Last
- Tomorrow Song
- Flow And Begin Again
- Where Worlds Collide
- Waiting To Breathe
- The Last Post (Evolution)
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