(Photo credits to Mr. Yusuf Beyazit)
How to comfort pain? How to unite where others tend to divide, rule and stumble? How to de-escalate, when apathy turned into worldwide urge to act, then erupted into chaos and decreasing accountability? How to use talent, passion and creativity for disarmament purposes?
There might be no universal answers to these questions, but if there’s one pianoplayer close to them, it might be:
“Davide Martello a.k.a. Klavierkunst”
Although it’s possible you never heard his name before, we’re confident you’ve seen some of his work over the years during times of grief, desire for comfort or need for peace. He’s a German piano player of Italian descent, who tends to transport his Baby-grand per by bicycle, although he might use different ways of transportation between e.g. Taksim Square (Turkey), Donetsk (Ukraine) and Dallas (Texas), to name a few…
Earlier this week, 10 days after the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis Minnesota, it took him 12 hours driving in from Oklahoma City to appear onsite with a mobile Baby-grand to do what he does best: Spread a message of hope and contribute to healing! While the world is on fire, Klavierkunst (German language for “PianoArt”) once again successfully contributes with his music to restore peace. The fact that he – on top of that – shares his Baby-grand for others to shine, makes him our hero for today.
Although our website is strictly non-political and focusses on other things instead, we can only admire Davide Martello for his growing list of honors. We look forward to play with him one day and – let’s hope – we don’t need some tragic event for it.
To Davide and everyone out there: Stay safe, stay healthy and respectful to one another!