acordeón, Pierre Cussac
After a rich training at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP) and at the Université Paris IV Sorbonne, Pierre Cussac soon performed in numerous concerts, playing an eclectic and audacious repertoire both on accordion and bandoneon. He then developed a language with multiple influences - classical, traditional and jazz music - in which improvisation held an essential place, and made remarkable arrangements for his instrument (about fifty works to date, ranging from Rameau to Wagner, including Gershwin, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Verdi). Winner of the CZIFFFRA Foundation and winner of the Concours général des lycées, he receives the support of the Mécénat Musical Société Générale fund. A soloist regularly invited to play in recital as well as in concertos (with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande or the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg), he can be seen playing on the most beautiful international stages..: Tokyo Forum International (Japan), Victoria Hall of Geneva (Switzerland), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Canada), Cosmopolitan of Oslo (Norway), Philharmonie of Ljubljana (Slovenia), French Institute of Beirut (Lebanon), Opéra de Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Teatro Comunale di Bolzano (Italy), Novel Hall de Taipei (Taiwan), Opéra et Philharmonie de Paris, Théâtre de l'Opéra Comique, Salle Pleyel, Auditorium de Radio France. A sought-after chamber musician invested in creation, he participates in the projects of ensembles such as Les Lunaisiens, La Symphonie de Poche, l'ONCEIM, Artie's, Le Balcon, 2e2m and TM+ and regularly collaborates with the theatre. His discography includes a solo album,' il mio soffio', dedicated to the operatic repertoire (Maguelone, 2017), a recording of Ravel's Waltz arranged for accordion and ensemble (Pavane Records, 2017) and a duet with baritone singer Jean-Marc Salzmann. In 2018 a new album will be released, in collaboration with violinist Fiona Monbet, guitarist Antoine Boyer and double bassist Damien Varaillon, on the American label Caroline Records (Universal Music division).