Friedrich Gulda: Famous piano player vintage photo, hand signed.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
9 x 12,5 cm, good condition.
Friedrich Gulda (1930 – 2000) was an Austrian pianist and composer who worked in both the classical and jazz fields.
He won first prize at the Geneva International Music Competition in 1946. Gulda began to play concerts worldwide. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1950. Together with Jörg Demus and Paul Badura-Skoda, Gulda formed what became known as the "Viennese troika".
From the 1950s on Gulda cultivated an interest in jazz, writing several songs and instrumental pieces, and at times combining jazz and classical music in his concerts. In 1956, he performed at Birdland in New York City and at the Newport Jazz Festival. He organized the International Competition for Modern Jazz in 1966, and he established the International Musikforum, a school for students who wanted to learn improvisation, in Ossiach, Austria, in 1968.
In 1982, Gulda teamed up with jazz pianist Chick Corea, who was between the breakup of Return to Forever and the formation of his Elektric Band. In the late 1990s, Gulda organized rave parties, where he performed with the support of several DJs and Go-Go dancers.
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