Jerry Leonide in Milan - A pianist with a Parmigiani on his wrist
Jerry Leonide, winner of the Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition 2013, held a brilliant concert in Milan a few days ago during the Italian festival “MITO SettembreMusica”.
As the final notes of the virtuosos struck the grand piano keyboard in the late evening of September 19th, the audience rose to a standing ovation that said more than any congratulatory words could ever mean. Jerry Leonide, the Mauritian pianist has come a long way in the path of international acknowledgement this year 2013. His career took a decisive turn last July when he won the 1st place of the Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition 2013 sponsored by Parmigiani Fleurier, which contest was created by Claude Nobs with the scope of discovering and promoting young pianist talents. On this occasion, Jerry Leonide was awarded a Parmigiani Fleurier timepiece along with the chance to record his music in professional settings.
The Parmigiani Fleurier team in Milan took the opportunity of Jerry’s Italian performance to meet with the artist once again for celebratory champagne in their office downtown. Francesca Colombo, nominated “Parmigiani Woman of Exception” in 2012, had also joined the gathering and congratulated the artist in the name of the MITO festival which she is the General Director of.
Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to be linked to Jerry Leonide through the bonding strength of music, through the story of relentless passion and work, and by the watch that he wears on his left wrist.