Tuesday, July 28, 2009

O pianista Peter Duchin nasceu no 28 de julho de 1937 em Newport, e de seu talento e carreira musical, o realçe vai para o fato de que ele tornou-se o pianista preferido do "beutiful people" que compõe o jet set (alta sociedade) norte-americano e mundial. Peter já entreteve presidentes nos encontros "chics" da Casa Branca, na posse presidencial, bailes de gala, eventos de caridade e formaturas de universidades.

Além de pianista, é condutor de orquestra e compositor e como bandleader já tocou em mais de 100 eventos publicos e em concertos a cada ano. Também se apresentou com outras formações mais de 600 vezes, tornando as suas apresentações, nas mais populares, pretigiadas e requisitadas nos Estados Unidos.

Sua extensa carreira musical é marcada por apresentações em 48 estados americanos e 22 paises estrangeiros. Teve participação em seis filmes, diversos shows de televisão, editou 26 discos e publicou sua biografia pela editora Randon House.

Click para ver e acompanhar performance de sua banda no famoso Waldorf Astoria Hotel em NYC, desenvolvendo "You're the Top" de Cole Porter.


Pianist Peter Duchin was born July 28, 1937 in Newport and for over thirty years Duchin has provided music for presidents, society galas, corporate events, and charity benefits - - from White House state dinners and inaugural balls, to college proms.

A pianist, conductor, and composer, Peter Duchin and his band play for more than one hundred public and private parties and concerts each year. In addition, his various groups (without him at the helm) play another 600 dates a year, making his one of the most popular, prestigious, and sought-after orchestras in the country.

Society functions represent only a small portion of the engagements Duchin plays each year, and he is as comfortable playing Top-40 tunes at college proms as he is entertaining swanky Palm Beach debutantes with sounds of the Big Band Era.
His parents were Eddy Duchin and Newport socialite Marjorie Oelrichs. His mother died in child birth and he was raised by his parents' best friends, Governor and Mrs. Averell Harriman at their home in Manhattan and Arden, New York.

After the war, when his father returned from overseas naval duty, he lived with his father, who had remarried, and his stepmother Chiquita, until his father's death in 1951. He was educated at Hotchkiss (1954) and Yale (1958), where he majored in music and French.

He studied in Paris at the Ecole Normale de Musique and the Sorbonne. He then served in the United States Army for two years on active duty in Panama. Upon returning to civilian life he launched his professional career in 1962 when he appeared at the world famous Maisonette Room in the St. Regis Hotel, and was an overnight success.

Since that time he has played in 48 states and 22 countries. He has appeared in five movies, countless television shows, made 26 albums, and recently released his autobiography for Random House.

Peter is married to Brooke Hayward, the celebrated author of "Haywire" and has three children by a previous marriage. He is an avid outdoorsman and fly-fisherman and is involved with many environmental groups.

Reference - Sophisticated People

Tradução - Humberto Amorim

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