Or Solomon is a Tel-Aviv born Israeli/French pianist, composer and improviser. His life-long musical research has led him to develop an original approach to the piano as a sound generator, drawing his inspiration from all interrelated dynamics.
Solomon was classically trained at his youth by Prof. Victor Dereviankô and began improvising in response to paintings as early as 13 years old. His need for free expression compelled him to pursue broader genres. In 1993, at the age of 22, he moved to France to discover all the musical possibilities in the great scene that thrived in Paris of the 90s. He discovered African traditional music which introduced the concept of music as a language to him, and was immersed in a multicultural experience practicing free jazz, pop, rock, Black American and French music, which led him to new creative pathways.
From 2000-2006 Or joined Magic Malik Orchestra, one of the most coveted French new progressive jazz quintets, led by flutist Malik Mezzadri.
Or had collaborated with numerous French and international artists such as Sébastien Martel, Médéric Collignon, Camille, Tony Allen, David Linx, pianist and conductor on the Dante tour of Abd Al-Malik, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Brice Wassi, Hilaire Penda, Mathieu Boogaerts, Renaud Gabriel Pion, Sanseverino, Sylvain Kassap, Steve Dalachinsky, Abdullah Miniawy, Yoram Rosilio, dancer Kaori Ito, Mike Ladd, Napoleon Murphy Brock...
A peerless improviser, Solomon was invited by the Galeries nationales - Grand Palais in Paris to perform as part of the retrospective exhibition Georges Braque for the Nuit Blanche 2013 (Sleepless Night) international arts festival. Responding to the work of the founder of Cubism, Solomon explored his relationship to improvisation, composition, and the inspiration that art and music lend each other.
In 2019 Or Solomon creates Lightning Orchestra. All members of the Berlin based ensemble are international music artists expressing their emergency for a free and independent voice, experimenting setups to explore its own diversity and the moving new realities of one's experiences, as musicians, as individuals, and as an ensemble, interrogating improvised music, its needs and perceptions.