Yanni

Save the date, Yanni fans! The remarkable composer and live performer hits Doha on Saturday 23 March 2013 and Sunday 24 March 2013 for a live concert at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) with his orchestra. Part of his world tour in 2013, the Doha gigs will have all of Yanni’s faves from across his career, as well as selections from his latest studio album Truth of Touch.

Ticket prices vary from QR 250 – QR 2,000! Tickets that you buy online will not be available for pick up before today Tuesday 12 March 2013 at Virgin Megastore at either Villaggio or Landmark. Children below the age of six are not allowed.

Note: Oryx Rotana is the official host of Yanni and his orchestra.

For more information, visit Virgin Megastore’s website!

If you don’t know who’s Yanni (where have you been?), here’s a short biography:

Yanni is a Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer who has spent his adult life in the United States. Blending jazz, classical, soft rock, and world music to create predominantly instrumental works, Yanni achieved international recognition and broke through to a significantly larger audience than his peers of the 1980s and 1990s. Known for his unique performances, Yanni took the stages of the most historic monuments in the world and produced videos of his concerts, which were later broadcast on public television. His breakthrough concert, Yanni Live at the Acropolis, yielded the second best-selling music video of all time. Additional historic sites for Yanni’s concerts have included India’s Taj Mahal, China’s Forbidden City, the United Arab Emirates’ Burj Khalifa, Russia’s Kremlin, and Puerto Rico’s El Morro castle. At least fourteen of Yanni’s albums have peaked at #1 in Billboard’s ‘Top New Age Album’ category, and two albums (Dare to Dream and In My Time) received Grammy nominations. Through late 2011, Yanni had performed live in concert before more than two million people in more than 20 countries around the world, and has accumulated more than 35 platinum and gold albums globally, with sales totaling over 20 million copies.