Pianist and photographer or LumaSuite
Gonzalo Cid Cervigón is the man of the 19 hobbies, and it is true that he combines, among others, paragliding, piano, some other instruments, trips around the world, photography, computers, sports … A restless young man with the name of eighteenth-century nobleman.
If you look at his Flicker page, the LumaSuite cases
come out on the front line… and why? Because he has made the last photos that you will see in the catalogs and on the web!
As a child did you want to do all this together?
First of all, thanks for taking this interview! My mother will love it (smile)!
The truth is that I have always been restless and curious. I remember the experiments I did as a child along with my friend Javi, where, in some occasions, alcohol and matches were involved. We also built toy cars that went up the walls (with adhesive tape on the wheels), and some strange inventions with toy engines and so on. Luckily we never got to create powder!
I guess that when we grow there are things that are maintained or even grow with us, and that is why I continue with the same curiosity to know how things work and to experience new things. I also have the influence of my mother, who taught me to do things myself and asking when I dind’t know, although I recognize that I have not been able to learn all of them.
How were your first experiences in classical music and the change to modern music?
Well, my oldest memory related to pianos is that in a classroom of kindergarten there was a pinao, and sometimes in the change of class, when we passed by, I was curious to touch any key. It is a confusing and fuzzy memory.
Years later, my mother bought me the fantastic ‘Casio PT-87’ that I still have. It is a tiny keyboard with recordered musical bases and by means of LEDs indicated the keys you had to play. That toy that would bore any child in a short time was the beginning: I did not get bored, I got hooked. I would go into the bathroom with it and not leave until I knew the song on the turn (there were only 4 luckily)
With this Casio and my friend David we started our first performances in the garden under our houses playing great hits like La Lambada. Another friend, Fernando, taught me to play the first chords and we learned all the songs of Mecano (we practiced in his shop, which by the way, was a photography shop…) I also continued playing with my friend David and the first small groups and performances began.
… Classical music…
Ah! Well, more or less from the moment I told you, it was when I got my aim to learn music and piano. So as you see, I did not go from classical to modern, everything was there from the beginning. I just played or tried to play everything I heard, eventhe tunes of the TV. However, it was when they signed me in the academy when the classic had the protagonism but without abandoning the small groups in which I began to play.
No doubt my influence with other music is partly inherited from my sisters and a little of what they heard on the radio at the time, when listening to the radio was worth it… there was music and stuff. In addition, we had a lot of cassettes recorded from the radio… I still preserve many of them.