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Arthur Hanlon

Arthur Hanlon

What Do Juanes, Laura Pausini, Ricardo Montaner, Luis Fonsi, Myriam Hernández, Alexandre Pires and Sergio Vallín Have in Common?PIANIST ARTHUR HANLONChart topping pianist/composer/arranger Arthur Hanlon is the single most recognizable name in Latin instrumental music today. Born in Detroit to Irish American parents, Hanlon found his calling in Latin music and has done what no one else has accomplished in Latin instrumental music, becoming the only pianist to hit Billboard's Latin charts in the last decade. The first and only pianist to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Latin charts and the only pianist to hit Billboard's Latin Airplay charts in over a decade, Hanlon plays a distinctive blend of Detroit street, classical virtuosity and Latin fusion which has traveled the globe. Widely acclaimed by artists as well as audiences, Arthur has recorded and performed with the likes of superstars Laura Pausini, Alejandro Fernandez, Juanes, Luis Fonsi and Ricardo Montaner. His most recent album, "Piano Sin Fronteras" (Piano With No Borders), out on Universal Music, is a collection of Arthur's compositions, performed with the Pauisni, Fonsi, Juanes, Chilean superstar Myriam Hernández, Brazil's Alexandre Pires and Sergio Vallín, guitarist for leading Latin rock band Maná. The album's hits include "Ya Te Olvidé," a duet with Venezuelan superstar Ricardo Montaner which hit Billboard's Latin pop charts last fall, and the current instrumental single "No Borders."A celebrity in the Latin realm, Arthur's Christmas track, "Esta Navidad," was selected by the Univision network as its official Christmas song for 2008, with a spot featuring Arthur and his blue piano running nationwide during the month of December. This year, Arthur was again a regular on the Univision network as the official guest artist of "Viva el Sueño," the network's top-rated music reality show. Most recently, Arthur composed "The Drop of Life," a song to benefit the outreach program of cancer research center City of Hope. The song was recorded by a legion of stars—including Placido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Luis Fonsi and David Bisbal—who all appear on a music video—a la "We Are the World"—that will be released this Spring, with Arthur featured on piano. Arthur was also a guest on Jim Brickman's PBS special "Beautiful World," which is currently iring nationwide. He also recently toured with Laura Pausini in the United States and with Myriam Hernández in Chile.Arthur started playing the piano at six, and at 15, was already playing professional gigs with Detroit's leading bands, hiding his real age in order to get into the clubs that were booking him. The Latin in him is the product of his life in New York City, where he completed postgraduate work in classical piano performance at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music and continued to obtain his Master's Degree. Most importantly, while in New York, Arthur fell in love with Latin music, which irreversibly changed his life. To this date he can't explain it "I don't know why or how but suddenly, I was surrounded by Latinos", remembers Arthur. "I became kind of like Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. I had a double personality. I was a classical musician by day and a Latin one by night." Completely fluent in Spanish, Arthur traces his hard-to-pin accent on his many influences. "My teachers were Colombian, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Mexican, people from all over Latin America," he says. Arthur's first album was an independent recording of purely original material, appropriately titled "Encuentros." Licensed by Max Music and distributed by UMVD, "Encuentros" brought Arthur to the attention of Fonovisa, with whom he released three albums, including top-selling "11 Números Uno," and 2005's hugely successful "La Gorda Linda," featuring Tito Nieves, Ana Bárbara and Arturo Sandoval. The single "La Gorda Linda" became the first track ever by a pianist to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Latin charts making Arthur a multiple Billboard Latin Music Award finalist. The album was produced by Grammy winners…

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