'Prince of Romance' pianist Richard Clayderman to perform Cairo concert benefiting cancer treatment

Ahram Online , Saturday 14 Jan 2023

French pianist Richard Clayderman, who is often referred to as the 'Prince of Romance,' will perform a concert at Cairo's JW Marriott hotel next week benefitting cancer treatment.

Richard Clayderman


Open to public, the concert will conclude the 15th Breast Gynecological & Immunooncology International Cancer Conference (BGICC) that will take place place on 19 and 20 January.

"This year's conference will be held in the presence of approximately 180 foreign scientists and experts from about 75 countries. The profits of the ceremony will be allocated to donations for cancer patients and innovation in the treatment and diagnosis of this disease," explained Hesham Elghazaly, professor of clinical oncology and head of medical research centre (MASRI) at the Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams university, and head of the conference.

The concert is open to public with ticket price ranging between EGP 1,000-6,000.

Richard Clayderman, born Philippe Pagès, has had a career spanning 40 years.

After studying at the Conservatoire de Paris, his career kicked off in 1976, when record producers Olivier Toussaint and Paul de Senneville selected him to record a gentle piano ballad for de Senneville’s baby daughter.

Ballade Pour Adeline (Ballad for Adeline) went on to sell 22 million copies in 38 countries, earning Clayderman international acclaim.

He has since recorded over 1,300 melodies, and has established a signature style which combines his trademark originals with classics and pop standards. His record sales are over 150 million, with 267 gold and 70 platinum albums.

This is not the first time that Clayderman has visited Egypt. His most recent concert in Cairo was in February 2020 when he performed at the Al-Manara Inernational Convention Centre's stage.

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