Saturday 19.8 at 4pm at Arkadia: ‘Cartas a mi padre’, a concert by pianist and composer Federico Lechner

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to Cartas a mi padre, a concert by pianist and composer Federico Lechner, on Saturday 19.8 at 4pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

Cartas a mi padre” (“Letters to my father”) is the first solo piano album of the pianist and composer Federico Lechner, and its dedicated to his father Jorge Lechner , pianist and conductor born in Prague and emigrated to Argentina during the second World War, and passed away when Federico was a little child. The album is a collage of pieces related to this father-son story, a sort of musical letters across the time and the places. The music combines Classical, Jazz, Blues, Tango and Contemporary, in a deep but not hard to listen result.


Warm regards,


– Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !



Born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1974, beguins to play piano at the age of three. During his childhood he works singing for TV spots, and plays some piano recitals. He studies piano with Lolita Lechner and Elizabeth Westerkamp, and music theorie with Eduardo Egüez and Alejandra Krislawim. At the age of ten he moves with his family to Spain.

At the age of fifteen beguins to study jazz and modern music: piano with Horacio Icasto, Harmony with Rafael Reina, Ear Training with Hebe Onesti, Trumpet with Julio Daud, and Rythm with Miguel Gil.

From these years from now he has played with some of the top jazz musicians of Spain, such as Jorge Pardo, Ximo Tebar, Antonio Serrano, Israel Sandoval, Pedro Ruy Blas, and many others, as well as with great American jazz artists, as Jerry Gonzalez, Christian Howes, Rez Abbasi, Ugonna Okewo, Marc Mommaas, Kiran Ahluwalia, and others, touring in Europe, the U.S. and South America.

He has recorded over 40 albums of many different styles, and he has 9 albums as a Jazz Artist. One of them, “A Primera Vista”, duo with Jerry Gonzalez, was nominated Finalist as Best Jazz Album 2002 on the Spanish Music Awards, and “Gardelería”, with Franco Luciani, won the GARDEL prize for Best Alternate Tango Album on 2015.

He took lessons with Eliane Elias, Fred Hersh, Bruce Barth, Pete Malinverni, Graham Jackson and Ethan Iversson.

As a composer, he has two awards:

His composition “Iboga” won the First Jazz Composition Award “Tete Montoliu” on 2005, the most important composition contest in Spain. Other of his pieces, “Conversation con Thelonius” won the Fourth prize on the “Teté Montoliu” awards on 2003.