Welcome to some information about me and my music.
Just to introduce myself. I'm Wim Warman, a pianist/composer/music arranger from The Netherlands.
I've had experience in playing, composing and arranging in groups like (from 1995 to 1999) Sexteto Canyengue (with Carel Kraayenhof and Leo Vervelde).
I've played with many artists in and outside of Holland.
On my website (you can Google 'Wim Warman') you will find more about me, my music and also videoclips.
Also you can find me on MySpace and on YouTube.
If I would have to describe my music: It's a fusion of many music genres, like Latin, Jazz, Argentinian Tango, Pop, Classical, even a bit of Flamenco touch in it.
Like many musicians I'm in a constant search to find my own sound and style. Many say I already found it, but of course we all know that this is a journey for life and there's always something new to discover and learn.
The music is easy on the ears and reveals lots of characteristics of my personality. I want it to be as honest as possible.
At the same time I like to have contrasts between really subtile and really virtuoso and also a lot of flavours in between.
The CD "Brisa" is an example of this fusion. "Brisa" can be translated to "Fresh wind, breeze", which you can take literally as well as figuratively.
Some reviews from Dutch magazines:
From "Muziekwereld" of the Dutch 'NTB'.
"On this CD, pianist Wim Warman surprises us with a solo recital with mainly his own compositions.
The pieces are very melodic and breath a jazzy South American atmosphere with some classical elements here and there.
The listener will be easily captured by Wim Warman's narrative playing style.
For some years he was the pianist of Sexteto Canyengue: This CD shows that tango is in his blood.
He has also been active in other genres like pop music, which you can also hear on this CD.
As a pianist he has an energetic style and he masters the whole dynamic range.
From very soft movements to fierce stampades which almost seem to make the grand piano collapse.
The music is unique and therefore you cannot put a label on it.
Also a high level of music composing."
From the tango magazine "La Cadena"
"Already after 10 seconds it's clear, That energy, that swing and that groovy left hand: that can only be pianist Wim Warman.
His new CD "Brisa" opens with the titeltrack, which gives a beautiful overview of the mood of all 9 pieces.
Everything that makes Warman into Warman, it's all there.
One moment he touches the keys with velvet gloves,
the other moment the wonderful sounding Bösendorfer almost seems to collapse under his powerful force.
And always there's that addictive swing.
It's impossible just to listen quietly on the couch: everything inside you wants to dance along with it.
His appearance does not reveal anything, but according to me there's no other way: somewhere in Wim's pedigree there must have flown Latino blood.
Almost all compositions on the CD have been written by himself,
in an idiom which clearly has its own stamp.
For example, listen to "Sin mi mitad" or "My Inspiration";
two melodious, slower pieces.
In the CD booklet, "Sin mi mitad" has been described as "simple, yet deep from the heart".
Indeed, Warman does not need many words to say touch his audience.
His music convinces by incredible fun in playing, technical virtuosity, and very original compositions.
After the recording of "Borges y Paraguay" of Bajofondo Tango Club (!) and the Brazilian "Feira de Mangaio",
probably an experienced piano tuner must have been needed to restore the precious grand piano again.
This typifies the unbridled energy of this pianist.
Nine pieces of fireworks!"
Well, I hope to have given you a bit of an idea about my music, with also the help of music from my website and YouTube.