Peirani, Vincent - accordion

Date created: 02.02.2018.
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"What this Nice-born Parisian coaxes out of the piano accordion is something the likes of which has never been heard before. You can tell it is a future legend who is playing here!"
– Süddeutsche Zeitung

As an accordionist, clarinettist and composer, Vincent Peirani touches many musical genres, amongst others jazz, classical, and improvised music, as well as world music. In 2003, he was awarded the Prix d’Orchestre (for his duet with Vincent Lê Quang) in competition Concours International de Jazz de la Défense. This is when his talent was finally discovered, and from then on he started to expand his musical art performing with such musicians as: Renaud Garcia-Fons, Francois Jeanneau, Daniel Humair, Denis Charolles, Fred Gastard, Sylvain Luc, Pascal Rey, Laurent Dehors, Youn Sun Nah, Lanciné Kouyaté, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Antonio Kiko Ruiz, Les Yeux Noirs, Michel Portal, Louis Sclavis, Jean Paul Céléa…

Vincent Peirani started to play the accordion at the age of 11. One year later, he began to study classical clarinet at the CNR de Nice, where he won several prices for classical clarinet, musical analysis and theory of music. From 1994 - 1998, he was awarded several international prizes for classical accordion: in  the International Competition of Klingenthal (Germany), the International Competition of Castelfidardo (Italy), the World Trophy of Cassino (Italy) and the International Competition of the CMA in Reinach (Switzerland).

He performed at festivals all over Europe: Bayreuth, Salzburg, Vienna, Rome, Stockholm, Trossingen…

In 1996, he was awarded First Prize for classical accordion with honours at the CNSM in Paris. In 1998, he becomes more devoted to jazz. He enrolled in the department of jazz and improvised music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.  In June 2004, he won First Prize with honours and cooperated with musicians such as Daniel Humair, Riccardo Del Fra, Der Pallemers, Glenn Ferris, Hervé Sellin, Francois Théberge and Patrick Moutal.

From 2010, he has played with the new quartet of Daniel Humair with Emile Parisien and Jérome Regard. He won the Django Reinhardt Prize as Best French Musician of the Year in 2013. Peirani also won the Victoires du Jazz Awardin June 2014 as Discovery of the Year.