KOTEBEL was started in Madrid in 1999 by Venezuelan pianist and composer CARLOS PLAZA. Unlike most symphonic bands that begin with rock music and add classical elements, Carlos began with classical music to which he added a wide variety of influences. The result was a sound that continues to evolve, and has been compared to music as varied as GENESIS, DEBUSSY, YES, RAVEL, ELP, MESSIAEN, THE ENID, STEVE HACKETT, GENTLE GIANT, KING CRIMSON and CHOPIN.
KOTEBEL has released six highly-acclaimed albums since 2000. It's most recent, Concerto for Piano and Electric Ensemble, took both the Jury and Pop Vox awards in Instrumental Music at the 12th edition of the Independent Music Awards.
ProgDay is very pleased to be presenting KOTEBEL on it's first performance trip to the United States.
ProgDay 2014 is the 20th Anniversary of the longest running progressive rock festival in the world. ProgDay 2014 will take place on Saturday, August 30th, and Sunday, August 31st, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For more information, and to hear music from this year's bands, please visit us at www.progday.net. Find more updates and friends in our facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/ProgDay/
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