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Pianist Panos Karan Presents Bach Around the World Part 2: Luang Prabang

November 20, 2020

SURREY, UK – Renowned Greek-born pianist Panos Karan presents the second installment of his Bach Around the World series this time inspired by Luang Prabang in Laos.

In the video, available online now, Karan plays Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in C Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, and then describes his travels in the southeast Asian country.

Karan said, “Join me for part two of this musical journey around the world. Imagine a faraway place, blended with French finesse and Asian mystique, tucked away between lush mountains, streaming rivers, and Eden-like waterfalls, with secluded caves inhabited by thousands of little Buddha statues. Imagine boutique hotels of colonial architecture, and traditional guesthouses and hostels that serve banana pancakes for breakfast.”

He continued, “Think of gourmet Asian street food, alleyways infused with the smell of lemongrass, ginger, and cedar wood. Think of street vendors who laugh embarrassed when someone asks them for a better price, and taxi drivers who spend their day resting in the back of their spotless tuk-tuk. This is Luang Prabang in Laos.”

The video of Part 2 is available on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/481171823.

Part 1 featured Athens, the city of Karan’s childhood, along with a performance of Bach’s Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C Major. The video is available on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/478699573.

More information about Panos Karan is available online: https://www.panoskaran.com.

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