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SECONDARY SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY DIPLOMAS
1988: Baccalauréat specialising in Biology - MASSÉNA High School - Nice
1990: Diploma in Animal Biology (DEUG série B) - VALROSE University - Nice
 
MUSICAL STUDIES
1981: First accordion lesson - Centre d'Action Culturelle de Nice (Nice Cultural Centre)
1984-1989: Private lessons under Philippe BAUDRY - Nice
1990: Thor Departmental School of Music, taught by Jacques MORNET (Pedagogic Director) and  Eric PISANI (C.A. Accordéon)
Undertook a course taught by musicologist Pierre GERVASONI, composer Patrick BUSSEUIL and Marcel AZZOLA - Thor Departmental School of Music
Master class under Frédéric GUEROUET - La Plagne
1991: Course by Mr François MARTIN, specialist in baroque music - Avignon
Training course on  Russian musical literature with Friedrich LIPS, international concert accordionist - Venice, ITALY
1992: Specialised in classical and baroque music, course taught by Mr VILLECOURT, concert pianist and educator - Nice CNR
 
MUSICAL DIPLOMAS AND PRIZES
1986: Winner of the "excellence" category, chromatic bass  - Association des Professeurs Agrées HOHNER (APH) National Competition
1988: Winner of the "excellence" category, standard bass - APH National Competition
1989: Winner of the Joss BASELLI Trophy for variety. 4th Prize - Accordion World Cup (Trophée Mondial d'Accordéon), for variety - Lucerne, SWITZERLAND
1990: 3rd Place in the Accordion World Cup (Trophée Mondial d'Accordéon), organised by the Confédération Mondiale de l'Accordéon (CMA) - Cuenca, SPAIN
1991: 2nd Place in the International Competition at Klingenthal - Klingenthal, GERMANY
Winner at the Pula International Competitions - Pula, former Yugoslavia
Winner of the CMA  Accordion World Cup (Trophée Mondial d'Accordéon) - Sachsenheim, GERMANY
Winner of National Championships (Concours National), organised by the Union Fédérale Française de l'Accordéon (UFFA)
Winner of National Championships (Concours National), organised by the Confédération Nationale Française de l'accordéon (CNFA)
2nd Prize overall at the Concours de Musique Classique (Classical Music Competition) - Nice CNR
1992: State Accordion Diploma - Bordeaux CNR, FRANCE
Winner of the Klingenthal International Competition - Kligenthal, GERMANY
Winner of the Coupe Mondiale International Competition - Trossingen, GERMANY
Winner of the International Competition (CMA) - Recanati, ITALY


 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
NATIONAL CONCERTS
1987-1989: Different concerts in Parisian theatres
1990: Appearance in Roquebrune Cap-Martin
Performances in auditoriums in Vaucluse, Thor and Chambéry
1991: Concert at the Avignon Opera
Several performances in Chambéry and in the Vaucluse
1992: Tour of the Côte d'Azur (Nice, Eze, etc )
Since 1993: Many concerts as part of festivals, demonstrations in Clermont-Ferrand, Bourges, Lyon, Paris, La Rochelle, Montpellier, Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Lille, Lorient...
1996: Paris, Pau, Douai (North France), Lorient (Brittany), Besançon (Doubs), Dunkirk, Strasbourg, Aubehausbergen, Munster (Alsace), Semur en Auxois (Burgundy), Carcassone, Chartres, Marseille, Châlon, Nancy, Limoges, Frenes, Lille, Royant, Mulhouse, Vire (Normandy), Douai (North France)
INTERNATIONAL CONCERTS
1991: Appearances during the annual Festival of Venice, ITALY
1992: Concert tour in Montreal, CANADA
Appearances in Bayreuth, GERMANY during the Festival BAYREUTH
Rome, ITALY
Pula (former YUGOSLAVIA), Klingenthal, Trossingen and Sachsenheim (GERMANY) and Recanati, ITALY, after winning local competitions
Since 1993: Many concerts in Europe in SPAIN, BULGARIA, RUSSIA, FINLAND, AUSTRIA, DENMARK, GREECE...
1996: GERMANY, DENMARK, ITALY, SLOVAQUIA, PORTUGAL, BELGIUM, CENTRAL AFRICA (ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE, KENYA, JOHANNESBURG)
CONCERTS WITH OTHER MUSICIANS
Since 1993: "Le Trio" (with bassist Claude BRISSET and drummer Jacques BOURBASQUET - PICHARD)
Since 1994: Duo with percussionist Philippe SPIESSER
Since 1995: Trio with the duo « Zig'Zinzin » - appearances in Paris (Studio 28,"Ailleurs") and a national tour
Sep96-Jun97: Appearances with "Zig'Zinzin" at POINT - VIRGULE (Comedy Theatre in the fourth arrondissement of Paris)
Oct 1996: Creation of the transcription of the concerto WINTER by A. VIVALDI, with the J.A.S. (Jeunesse Accordéon du Sundgau) Orchestra
Nov 1996: Transcription of the CONCERTO for Accordion and Orchestra by BOGDAN PRECZ, performed with the NADIA ET LILIE BOULANGER Orchestra (Paris IX) in the Auditorium at LES HALLES (PARIS IV)
Feb 1997: Participation in the creation of a show based on the life of Charles Trénet and associated musical accompaniment. Théatre de la Ville de Charenton. Director: Patrice-Vrain Perrault
PEDAGOGICAL ACTIVITIES
1990-1992: Replacement music and accordion teacher at the music school Ecole Départementale de Musique du Thor, FRANCE
1992-1993: Accordion teacher -École Municipale de Venissieux (Lyon). Accordion teacher - Centre d'Action Culturelle de Cimiez ( Cultural Centre - Nice)
In charge of many Master Classes and courses in FRANCE and abroad
Since 1994: Accordion teacher - Conservatoire de Paris (9th arrondissement)
Pedagogic Advisor to the APH ( an Association encompassing 250 schools in France and more than 3,000 members)
Since 1995: Contributor to the national monthly magazine "Musiques et Accordéons Magazine", Responsible for the columns on pedagogical issues and on chromatic bass
1996: Training courses and Master Classes: Geneva, Strasbourg, Lorient, Alkirch (Alsace), Vire (Normandie), Nice (A.M.) in February and August, Molsheim (Alsace), Morteau (Doubs), Uzès (Gard), Oltingue (Alsace), Nancy (Eastern France), Mouthe (Haut-Doubs), Carcassone (South-West), Mouthe (Doubs)
Since 1996: Pedagogical Director for 3 accordion schools in Paris:
- Centre HAMM (Paris VI) - Centre CHOPIN (Paris XX) - B.G.C. PIGALLE (Paris IX)
OTHER ACTIVITIES
Since 1993: Member of the jury for national (UFFA, CNFA, APH...) and international competitions (CIA, CNM, Castelfidardo and Sedan International Competition)
Product Manager, responsible for development, promotion and artistic relations for the accordion maker HOHNER
 
DISCOGRAPHY
1994: "Accordéon de concert" (Self-Financed) - solo programme
1995: "LE TRIO" - Distribution: Night & Day - Production: La Frette. Trio composed of Frédéric Deschamps on accordion, Jacques Bourbasquet Pichard on drums and Claude Brisset on electric bass
Participated in the recording of the "J.A.S" CD as artistic advisor and solo musician
Since 1996: Compositions and arrangements for compilations (Tango, Samba)

 

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