Moscow born but long-time Cologne resident, Simon Nabatov started his musical education in the Moscow Conservatory before transferring to the Julliard School of Music when his family emigrated and settled in New York when he was 20. He very quickly achieved a reputation as an extraordinarily virtuosic player combining dazzling technique with huge physical presence and an innate musicality that belied his tender years.
Since then he has been working continuously either as a solist, small ensemble collaborator or as the pianistic driver of the NDR Big Band. For many years he was a constant musical accomplice to Nils Wogram in various different configurations, but the list of musicians with whom he's worked is long and extremely impressive...Paul Motian, Kenny Wheeler, Tom Rainey, Sonny Fortune, Alan Skidmore, Misha Mengelberg - the list goes on.
For this vist to Galway he brings his 'new' trio, fellow Cologne residents Stefan Schoenegg on Bass and Dominik Mahnig on Drums
Simon Nabatov - Piano
Stefan Schoenegg - Bass
Dominik Mahnig - Drums