Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri
$18 general | $16 members & seniors | $9 students
Classically trained in Romania, pianist Lucian Ban teams with the violinist Mat Maneri on the new ECM release, Transylvanian Concert. Originally from Romania, Ban grew up listening to traditional and classical music. He studied composition at the Bucharest Music Academy while leading jazz groups that he gave the inflection of Romanian modern classical composers. He came to the United States and has released nine critically acclaimed albums for American and European labels. Ban received a degree in Contemporary Jazz Composition and Arranging from the New School University in New York, and he holds a degree in Philosophy from Bucharest University. Brooklyn native Maneri began playing music at age 7 with his father, noted saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and educator Joe Maneri. Important influences on his work include Baroque music (which he studied with Juilliard String Quartet co-founder Robert Koff), Elliott Carter and the Second Viennese School, which was of central importance to his father.