Vincent Peirani

Biography

The French accordionist, vocalist and composer Vincent Peirani was born in Nice on 24.4.1980. He started playing the accordion at the age of eleven. One year later he began taking lessons in classical music for clarinet and accordion at the "Conservatoire National de Région" in Nice, and it didn't take long for his gift to start showing. Between 1994 and 1998, as a teenager, he won numero Between 1994 and 1998, as a teenager, he won numerous international awards and competitions for clas us international awards and competitions for classical accordion, including the Klingenthaler Accordion Co accordion, mpetition (Germany), the award of the accordion festival in Castelfidardo (Italy), the "Trophée Mondial at Cassino" (Italy) and the international "Reinach" accordion competition (Switzerland). The highlight of these accolades was the first place in the competition for classical accordion at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique" in Paris in 1996. These early successes quickly enabled Vincent Peirani to appear at festivals all around Europe (Bayreuth, Salzburg, Vienna, Rome, Stockholm). At 16 he discovered jazz – At 16 he discovered jazz –in particular the music of Bill Evans and the Fren in particular the music of Bill Evans and the French jazz-rock band "Sixun" rock band "Sixun" rock band "Sixun" –and in 2001 and in 2001 he began his formal studies of jazz at the "Conserv he began his formal studies of jazz at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique" in atoire National Supérieur de Musique" in Paris. Paris. Paris. Initially he garnered more scepticism than anything else with his instrument, the accordion, and his classical background, but it didn't take long before he won the critics over with a whole new way of looking at the accordion, and made himself a name in France's jazz scene as well. His big breakthrough was coming first at the "La Défense Jazz Competition" in 2003. This victory opened the doors for him to work with the crème-de-la-crème of the French jazz scene. Peirani then decided to quit his jazz studies to have more time to play, and soon he was working with musicians the calibre of Michel Portal, Daniel Humair, the Renaud Garcia Fons Quintett, Sylvain Luc, Louis Sclavis and Vincent Courtois. His collaborations with especially Michel Portal and Daniel Humair persist to this day. During this time he has also pursued many of his own projects, drawing from the most varied of genres –from jazz, from jazz, chanson and world music to classic and on through to heavy rock. o heavy rock. avy rock. Among his biggest projects are the band "Mésolex", the duo with the saxophonist Vincent Lê Quang, the quintett "Living Being" and the collaboration with the French-Indonesian vocalist Serena Fisseau (project: "Sejalan"). He has recorded numerous albums with these lineups, including "Mésolex" (2008), "Gunung Sebatu" (2009) and "EST" (2010). Since 2011, Vincent Peirani has played regularly in a quartet fronted by the Korean vocalist Youn Sun Nah. In doing Nah. so he made the acquaintance of the Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius and ACT boss Siggi Loch. Peirani played on the Ulf Wakenius record "Vagabond" (ACT 9523-2), which came out in February 2012. A little later the two went on tour together as a duo, and everywhere they played, Vincent Peirani was a sensation. On the Youn Sun Nah album "Lento" (ACT 9030 On the Youn Sun Nah album "Lento" (ACT 9030 n the Youn Sun Nah album "Lento" (ACT 9030-2, April 2013 , April 2013 , April 2013) Vincent Peirani appeared as sideman ) Vincent Peirani appeared as sideman ) Vincent Peirani appeared as sideman. His ACT debut is ACT debut as leader, "Thrill Box" (ACT 9542- as leader, "Thrill Box" (ACT 9542-2), was released in May 2013 as released in May 2013 as released in May 2013. All his musical experience will flow into this lyrical album, which brings together the diverse sound potentialities of the accordion with the accompaniment of Michael Wollny (piano), Michel Benita (double bass) and Michel Portal and Emile Parisienne as guest soloists.

 

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AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE 4ET
23 / 24 Ottobre 2017

CHANO DOMINGUEZ FLAMENCO QUARTET
Ottobre / Novembre 2017

BILL FRISELL'S STRING QUARTET
31 Ottobre + 1 Novembre 2017

BANDA MAGDA
Novembre 2017

Avishai Cohen Quartet
1 Novembre 2017 - LAST OPEN DATE !

Uri Caine Piano Solo
5 / 8 Novembre 2017

Miguel Zenon Quartet
7 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 15 Novembre 2017

DAVE HOLLAND TRIO
27 Novembre / 2 Dicembre 2017

Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabate'
new entry! NOVEMBRE 2017

Avishai Cohen Quartet
Last Open Date! 1 Novembre 2017 !

THE BAD PLUS
19 - 21 - 26 Novembre + 2 Dicembre 2017

DAVE HOLLAND TRIO
27 Novembre / 2 Dicembre 2017 2017

CHANO DOMINGUEZ TRIO
Novembre / Dicembre 2017

CHANO DOMINGUEZ FLAMENCO QUARTET
Novembre / Dicembre 2017

CHANO DOMINGUEZ PIANO SOLO
Novembre / Dicembre 2017

DAVE DOUGLAS - RIVERSIDE QUARTET
18 Novembre / 3 Dicembre 2017

Anat Cohen Quartet
24 / 31 Gennaio 2018

FLY
12 / 22 Gennaio 2018

Miguel Zenon Quartet
15 - 17 - 19 + 25 / 27 Febbraio 2018

DAVE DOUGLAS QUINTET
Febbraio 2018

DAVE DOUGLAS & URI CAINE DUO
Febbraio / Marzo 2018

CHANO DOMINGUEZ FLAMENCO QUARTET
Febbraio / Marzo 2018

CHANO DOMINGUEZ TRIO
Febbraio / Marzo 2018

Giovanni Guidi "SALIDA"
14 / 25 Maggio 2018

CHANO DOMINGUEZ PIANO SOLO
Febbraio / Marzo 2018

OREGON
Marzo 2018

Avishai Cohen Quartet
Marzo / Aprile 2018

Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet
29 Marzo / 10 Aprile 2018

BANDA MAGDA
Luglio 2018

NOT A WHAT
Luglio 2018

MARK GUILIANA JAZZ QUARTET
Marzo / Aprile 2018

THE BAD PLUS
Aprile 2018

JOHN SCOFIELD - Country For Old Man
Aprile / Maggio 2018

Anat Cohen Quartet
Maggio 2018

STEVE COLEMAN AND FIVE ELEMENTS
Luglio 2018

CARLA BLEY "TRIOS"
Luglio 2018

BILL FRISELL "When You Wish Upon a Star"
Luglio / Agosto 2018

Avishai Cohen Quartet
Ottobre / Novembre 2018

ENRICO RAVA - TOMASZ STANKO 5ET
Ottobre / Novembre 2018

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