Tino Derado - piano
Tino Derado was born in Munich and he studied at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston and at the “New School” in New York (Bachelor Degree). During his 13-year stay in the USA, he became a popular pianist and he played concerts with, inter alia, Richard Bona, Gary Burton, Adam Nussbaum, Avishai Cohen, Peter Erskine, Randy Brecker, Jimmy Cliff, Bill Evans, Dave Liebman, Frank Gambale, Matt Garrison, Nils Landgren and Jojo Meyer. As one of the few Europeans, he succeeded in achieving the breakthrough in the New York salsa scene and for some years, he worked as the musical director for soul legend Gloria Gaynor. Since his return to Germany he has been playing with e.g. Andy Middleton, Till Brönner, Rebekka Bakken, Lisa Bassenge and the “NRD Bigband”. Moreover, he is distinguished as composer for numerous solo albums which also demonstrates that according to him, technical perfection should never be an end in itself but always a way of intensely musical expression. He lives in Berlin where he lectures at the University of the Arts. Besides, he has been a professor at the University of Music, Theatre and Media in Hannover since 2014.
This course should encourage all piano enthusiasts to dive deeper into the instrument. Profound harmonic and rhythmical knowledge, also related to various stylistics, should be sharpened. The aims of the course are to broaden horizons, remove barriers, encourage communicative joy of play, and to teach and creatively use traditional accompanying techniques of jazz, pop and Latin American music, particularly in the transposition of different styles of lead sheets and chords. Every participant will receive individual tools which he or she will need for his or her musical ideas.
The course is not suitable for beginners. Prior knowledge is required.