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Tommy Emmanuel c.g.p. (Austraalia)

Tu 11/04/2017 19:00
Nordea Kontserdimaja, Tallinn
19.40 - 55.50
Including extra fees
Probably the best acoustic guitar virtuoso in the world- Tommy Emmanuel, c.g.p., will perform in Tallinn Nordea concert hall on 11th of April.

„The best guitar player I have ever heard”, says Eric Clapton.
Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel has a professional career that spans over four decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native Australia, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. Tommy's unique style - he calls it simply "finger style" - is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers.

Guitar legend Chet Atkins was one of the first to inspire Emmanuel to pick up the guitar as a child. Decades later, Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel's biggest fans. In 1999, Chet honored Tommy Emmanuel with the title of "Certified Guitar Player" for his lifetime contribution to the instrument, a rare honor shared by only three other people in the world (Jerry Reed, Steve Warner and John Knowles). Atkins eventually recorded with Tommy in 1996 on "The Day the Finger Pickers Took Over the World", for which Emmanuel received his first Grammy award nomination. This was also Atkins last recording.

Emmanuel's music and life are legendary in Australia. He began playing guitar at age 4, by learning to play by ear without any formal instruction. Emmanuel and his older brother Phil were child prodigies, starting their professional career in the 1960s. By the age of six, Tommy was already working as a professional musician. Shortly after his father's death in 1966, the Emmanuel family was approached by Australian country music star Buddy Williams, who took the family on the road until they were forced by the Australian child welfare department to stop traveling. The Emmanuel children were then sent to a regular school. During these years, Tommy was playing in "The Trailblazers" (with siblings Chris on drums and Virginia on slide guitar) on weekends. He also taught guitar and made numerous television appearances in musical competitions. Emmanuel's first brush with fame came when The Trailblazers won two televised talent contests and produced an EP. He and his siblings worked hard to create the family's sole income for several years. In his early teens, Tommy left home and moved to Sydney to pursue a professional career as a guitarist. Playing in clubs all over the city, Emmanuel soon found himself in high demand as a session player for some of the era's most popular performers. During the mid 70s through the early '80s, he joined one of the decade's biggest, Dragon, recorded thousands of commercial "jingles" and played on recordings for Air Supply, Men at Work and dozens of other popular artists. In 1987, Dragon toured with Tina Turner on her "Break Every Rule" tour.

In addition to his storied career, which includes 16 music and instructional recordings, Tommy is also an accomplished record producer and musical arranger. He is also well regarded for mentoring students by offering guitar workshops and master classes on tour. Other accolades include his 2007 Grammy nomination for “Gameshow Rag’ from “The Mystery” CD, induction into the Thumb pickers Hall of Fame in Muhlenberg, Kentucky (the only non-American so honored), and Acoustic Guitar Magazine readers’ poll for placing in the top 3 favorite artists. Emmanuel was voted Rolling Stone (Australia) Magazine's "Most Popular Guitarist" for two consecutive years. He has earned four Platinum and Gold albums, two consecutive "Golden Guitar" awards (2006, 2007) at the CMAA Awards in Australia. Another stellar career highlight was Tommy’s performance (with his brother Phil) at the Sydney 2000 Olympics Closing Ceremonies, viewed by over 2 billion people around the world. Emmanuel has set sales records that have yet to be broken and performed with hundreds of musical legends including Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Keith Urban, Eric Clapton, Sir George Martin, Tina Turner, Joe Walsh, Stevie Wonder, Nokie Edwards (of the Ventures), Hank Marvin, the Lexington (Kentucky) Philharmonic, the Dortmund (Germany) Symphony, and the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Tommy hosts several annual "TommyFest" concerts, where other stellar internationally recognized musicians are invited to share in a four day all-out celebration of music.

As a solo performer, Tommy’s dazzling performance, flawless guitar skills and voluminous repertoire never fail to amaze and engage his legions. From the wilds of Australia's outback to bustling major cities throughout the world, Emmanuel's flair and unforgettable showmanship have created an enviable fan base that continues to grow even larger every year.
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Event Date / Time Venue Price  
Tommy Emmanuel c.g.p. (Austraalia) Tu 11/04/2017 19:00 Nordea Kontserdimaja, Tallinn 19.40 - 55.50
Price information

A service fee of 0.50 € per ticket will be applied to all purchases made through the online shop.

A service fee of €0.50/ticket is added to all events that take place at the Nordea Concert Hall.
(Funds raised from the service fees are used to improve the services designed for visitors.)

No age limit.
Tickets are sold on the day of event on site.
Doors open at 6 pm.
Concert in 2 parts.
Beginning at 7 pm. Lenght of the event 2h.
Intermission 30 minutes.
Photo or video cameras are not permitted.

NB! The following seats on the balcony have limited visibility:
1st balcony, row 1, seats 1–59
1st, row 2, seats 1–11 and 47–57
2nd balcony, row 1, seats 1–72
Visibility may be restricted due to guards installed on the edge of balconies for ensuring safety.

To order a wheelchair place, please call us at 6659534 or send an e-mail at Wheelchair places are located behind the last row of the 1st balcony. If the balcony is not opened, wheelchair places are moved to parterre. Entrance with a wheelchair: from the entrance next to the ground-level main doors or by elevator from the parking level. Entrance is free of charge to one consignor of a disabled client in a wheelchair.

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