Egypt Independent

French pianist Richard Clayderman to perform Valentine’s Day concert in Cairo

French pianist Richard Clayderman will perform the Valentine’s Day concert on February 14 at the al-Manara Theater, Cairo, following his previous performance in 2018.

The ceremony’s organizer Ahmed Obeid said that many Egyptians are fond of Clayderman’s compositions, which include covers of famous songs from major movies.

Obeid added that the concert aims to promoting artistic tourism and further Egypt’s reputation as the center of arts in the Middle East.

Former US First Lady Nancy Reagan called Clayderman the “Prince of Romance” because of his excellent romantic compositions adapted from films such as “Titanic” (1997) and “Love Story” (1970).

Clayderman has released numerous albums including the compositions of Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint, instrumental renditions of popular music, rearrangements of movie soundtracks and ethnic music.

He has sold more than 100 million records in 57 countries over the 40-plus years of his career, making him one of the best-selling French musicians in history and “the most successful pianist in the world” according to The Guinness Book of World Records, with an incredible 290 gold and 90 platinum discs to his name.

Clayderman has recorded over 1,200 melodies and has created a new romantic style through a repertoire combining his trademark originals with classics and pop standards.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm