At two years of age, that’s not a typo – two years of age – self-taught composer and performer, RIOPY began to play his own music on a discarded piano.


In his new Warner Classics release “Bliss”, RIOPY has fused minimalism, pop, jazz, and cinematic idioms into a distinctive crossover piano style. 

RIOPY studied at Oxford University and built a successful career both as a performer and as a composer for television and film. The evocative solo piano pieces of RIOPY provide the backdrop to popular movie and television trailers.

“Bliss” is a collection of 11 titles, each a jewel of pure emotion. RIOPY’s inspiration for this album has been guided by his will to pay tribute to the anonymous but true heroes of “normal life”. Although he has rejected tricks of over-produced music, preferring the sheer power and shine of an amazing Fazioli piano, he manages to create incredibly cinematic music, built chapter by chapter, character by character, growing into a piano tale – a piano tale that, for the listener, will become an unforgettable experience of Bliss.

On this podcast, listen to a conversation between Max Horowitz of Crossover Media and self-taught television and film composer RIOPY about the album release “Bliss”. 

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