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Classical Music Today

How the Jugendsinfonieorchester Aargau deal with the so called old classical music.
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Brazilian Music in Four Films

This is the story of 16 years of following closely Brazil’s leading musicians and producing 4 feature-length cinema documentaries.
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MY WAY … from Classical Music to Jazz

Shooting in New York on the footsteps of a Jazz legende, the pianist Erroll Garner
FestivalPhnomPenh 1997 FotoCatalogue

And the Beat Goes On…

Beatocello is dead. His legacy lives. Just like thousands who live thanks to him. His life‘s work means life in the literal sense, and so he lives on.
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Concert by The Sea

„Concert by the Sea“ from Erroll Garner, was the first Jazz Album that sold more than one millions times in 1955.
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Classical Music Today

How the Jugendsinfonieorchester Aargau deal with the so called old classical music.
IMG 4134

Brazilian Music in Four Films

This is the story of 16 years of following closely Brazil’s leading musicians and producing 4 feature-length cinema documentaries.
IMG 8439

MY WAY … from Classical Music to Jazz

Shooting in New York on the footsteps of a Jazz legende, the pianist Erroll Garner
FestivalPhnomPenh 1997 FotoCatalogue

And the Beat Goes On…

Beatocello is dead. His legacy lives. Just like thousands who live thanks to him. His life‘s work means life in the literal sense, and so he lives on.
IMG 0899

Concert by The Sea

„Concert by the Sea“ from Erroll Garner, was the first Jazz Album that sold more than one millions times in 1955.

″This is the first time that Martha Argerich has confided in front of a camera. Hats off to Georges Gachot!″

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Misty – The Erroll Garner Story

WORK IN
PROGRESS

MISTY – The Erroll Garner Story – To be released in 2024
A film about Erroll Garner, one of the great jazz legends, a pianist of genius, whose life blended tremendous public success with a complex private world.
Misty - Erroll Garner

Misty – The Erroll Garner Story

MISTY – The Erroll Garner Story – To be released in 2024
A film about Erroll Garner, one of the great jazz legends, a pianist of genius, whose life blended tremendous public success with a complex private world.
Misty - Erroll Garner

WORK IN PROGRESS

Misty – The Erroll Garner Story

MISTY – The Erroll Garner Story – To be released in 2024
A film about Erroll Garner, one of the great jazz legends, a pianist of genius, whose life blended tremendous public success with a complex private world.

Where are you, João Gilberto?

2018 | 107′ | Language: German, Portuguese, French, English
This is a documentary about Joao Gilberto father of the Bossa Nova, adapted from the book Hobalala by the German journalist and writer, Marc Fischer.

Martha Argerich, Evening Talks

2002 | 62′ | Language: English, French, German
This is the very first portrait of one of today’s most enigmatic musical personalities: the exquisite Martha Argerich.

Maria Bethânia, Music is Perfume

2005 | 82′ | 35 mm | Dolby digital | Language: Portuguese
The film invites us into Maria Bethania’s universe, the famous Brazilian singer, her intimate sphere of creative process and focuses on the history of Brazilian music.

L‘ombrello di Beatocello

2012 | 83′ | Language: French, English, Khmer, German, Swiss German
BEATOCELLO’s UMBRELLA, tells the 20 years story of paediatrician Beat Richner, author, and concert cellist; from Zurich to his 5 childern’s hospitals, Kantha Bopha in Cambodia.

Where are you, João Gilberto?

2018 | 107′ | Language: German, Portuguese, French, English
This is a documentary about Joao Gilberto father of the Bossa Nova, adapted from the book Hobalala by the German journalist and writer, Marc Fischer.

Martha Argerich, Evening Talks

2002 | 62′ | Language: English, French, German
This is the very first portrait of one of today’s most enigmatic musical personalities: the exquisite Martha Argerich.

Maria Bethânia, Music is Perfume

2005 | 82′ | 35 mm | Dolby digital | Language: Portuguese
The film invites us into Maria Bethania’s universe, the famous Brazilian singer, her intimate sphere of creative process and focuses on the history of Brazilian music.

L‘ombrello di Beatocello

2012 | 83′ | Language: French, English, Khmer, German, Swiss German
BEATOCELLO’s UMBRELLA, tells the 20 years story of paediatrician Beat Richner, author, and concert cellist; from Zurich to his 5 childern’s hospitals, Kantha Bopha in Cambodia.
Georges Gachot at Eroll Garner's Star in Los Angeles

″Film director Georges Gachot, could very well be to Brazilian music what Wim Wenders was to Cuban″

georges gachot

Born in Neuilly sur Seine (France), he began playing the piano at the age of 5. At the age of 18, he left Paris for Switzerland, where he combined his studies in electrical engineering at Zurich Polytechnic with his passion for the piano and musicology. After starting out as an actor in advertising and institutional films (1985), he worked for a classical music label launching video clips designed to „visualize“ musical works from the great repertoire. This was followed by commissioned films for various television channels, featuring portraits of composers and performers. In 1996, he began producing his own films that were distributed in cinemas an released the very first film about Argentinean Martha Argerich, that won the famous Prix Italia in 2002.

In 2003 Gachot felt in love with Brazilian music and turned his camera to this new world for him, the country of the Samba and Bossa Nova, where musicians opened generously their door to this passionate music filmmaker that grew up in another culture. A 16 years long adventure and the production of 2 Portrait of singers, about a Samba School and about Joao Gilberto, the father of the Bossa Nova.  

Already in 1996, Gachot found in Cambodia another focus in a humanitarian work from a Swiss pediatrician and cellist Beat Richner that where building children hospitals. Gachot, like in other topic did follow this Cambodia story and realized five films about it.

After those back and forth travelling between South America and Cambodia, since 2019 Gachot, concentrate on the unites States of America producing a film about his secret love for the music of jazz pianist Erroll Garner.