En conversation avec Marc Vella

Wanda Waterman

Volume 22 Issue 13 2014-03-28

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. ”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marc Vella is a French classical pianist and a composer who, for the last two decades, has traveled with a baby grand piano in a bus across more than forty countries, giving impromptu performances for locals and inviting local musicians to join him. His mission is to share love and to celebrate humanity as part of the International Decade for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World, coordinated by UNESCO. (See the Voice review of the documentary film Piano in the Sands here.) Recently he took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about what brought him to his remarkable journey.

Quels sont les facteurs qui, dans votre enfance et vos premières années, vous ont poussé vers la musique?

Ma grand-mère était pianiste interprète classique. Régulièrement elle jouait et moi petit, vers 4 ans, j’essayais de refaire d’oreille ce qu’elle jouait.

Vers le piano classique, en particulier?

Oui mais pas vraiment, j’aimais aussi retrouver les airs de mes séries télé de l’époque : Zorro, Nounours, le manège enchanté…

(Lire le reste de l’article ici.)

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