Vijay Iyer receives 2013 ECHO (German Grammy Award) for International Pianist of the Year! This is Iyer’s second ECHO Award, the Vijay Iyer Trio taking home the first ever ECHO award for Jazz in 2010.
Vijay Iyer, Prashant Bhargava and International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) brought new perspective and powerful energy to ‘The Rite of Spring’ with the world premiere of RADHE RADHE: Rites of Holi as part of Carolina Performing Arts one hundred year anniversary celebration of Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’.
Iyer wins top honors in four categories of the JazzTimes 2012 Critics Poll: Artist of the Year, Pianist of the Year, Composer of the Year and Best Acoustic/ Mainstream Group for the Vijay Iyer Trio.
Vijay is on the cover of the August 2012 issue of Down Beat Magazine for sweeping the 60th Annual Down Beat International Critics Poll. Vijay won an unprecedented FIVE categories: Jazz Artist of the Year, Pianist of the Year, Jazz Group of the Year, Album of the Year, and Rising Star Composer. Last month he was additionally voted Pianist of the Year at the 2012 Jazz Journalist Awards.
Also, last spring, Vijay and twenty other acclaimed performing artists received prestigious $225,000 Doris Duke Artist Awards.
- READ MORE: AWARDS & RECOGNITION Flow In For Composer/Pianist Vijay Iyer.
- See all the recent press and interviews.
- CHOC! (highest rating) – Jazz Magazine/Jazzman (France)
- “a terrific trio recording… ingenious… 4 1/2 STARS” – Downbeat magazine
- “a statement of compassion and wide-eyed wonder… this album is a gift” – BBC
- “…a stunning album…” – Paste Magazine
- “perhaps his best record yet” – Minneapolis Star Tribune
- “a masterful collection that balances high-minded conceptualism with heartfelt conviction.” – All About Jazz
- “The Vijay Iyer Trio has the potential to alter the scope, ambition and language of jazz piano forever.”
– Jazzwise (UK)
- “Vijay Iyer, an American treasure” – Minnesota Public Radio
- A book of Vijay’s sheet music is now available from Mel Bay Publications.
- Vijay has been appointed director of the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada starting in 2013. Apply for this year’s workshop by January 23!
- Vijay Iyer releases