Joep Beving, photo by Rahi Rezvani (2022).
Classical pianist and composer Joep Beving will tour North America in October and November 2022 on a tour of his latest album Hermetism.
10/19 – Los Angeles | Aratani Theatre
10/20 – San Francisco | The Chapel
10/22 – Seattle | Woodlawn Hall
10/23 – Portland | The Old Church
10/26 – Chicago | Thalia Hall
10/29 – New York City | The Opera House, Emmaus Centre
10/30 – Montréal | Théâtre Corona
11/01 – Alexandria | Birchmere
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About Joep Beving
Joep Beving, a sensation of the contemporary classical streaming world, returns to his solo piano roots with Hermetism. The Dutch composer and pianist’s fourth album for Deutsche Grammophon will be released globally on 8 April 2022. Inspired by ancient philosophy, Beving’s latest project is an album in search of universal ideas. “I hope that it will have a comforting and communal effect on listeners,” says the artist. Written during the dark days of the pandemic, in an age of fear and polarisation, Hermetism blends poignant melancholy with an offer of hope, spanning twelve new tracks recorded on Beving’s cherished Schimmel piano.
Beving has used music to explore some of life’s big philosophical questions in three successful albums – Solipsism, Prehension and Henosis. After his trilogy for Deutsche Grammophon, he was left with a question: what next? The answer eluded him at first, so he turned to composing for a Dutch film and stage play. Yet ideas that had been brewing for years began to take shape. “I came back to the piano to feel at home and in tune with myself and my surroundings,” notes Beving. “I wanted to go by what felt right, which was to go back to the beginning, to solo piano songs, but using everything I had learned during the making of the trilogy.”
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