B-Classic - Philippe Thuriot

Philippe Thuriot

Philippe Thuriot has been zigzagging between different worlds throughout his musical career.

His first musical influences came from the jukebox and the bal-musettes in Le café du Village, his parents' pub. Although he studied "noble" instruments such as the violin and clarinet, his first instrument, the accordion, remained on his lap.

It soon became clear that his hunger for musical broadening and deepening could not be satisfied. During his studies at the Royal Conservatoire in Copenhagen, his musical language and imagination blossomed thanks to the discovery of contemporary repertoire for accordion.

His first world tour in 1996 with Alain Platel's La Tristeza Complice introduced him to a new artistic experience.

In the meantime, he also got to know the wonderful universe of improvisation. This resulted in collaborations with great masters such as Uri Cain, Ellery Eskelin, René Lucier, Mark Feldman, Louis Sclavis and Maria Schneider.

Solo recitals and collaborations with bands and ensembles alternated. Many composers worked with him. His first accordion concert took place in the Konzerthaus in Vienna. He played with Prometheus Ictus, Oxalys, WDR Bigband, Het Collectief, Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Klankforum Wien.

During the lost hours in the tour of Pitié with Platel, Thuriot took a close look at the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach.

An album followed, which Warner Classics and Klara put their backs into. It did not escape Philippe Herreweghe who invited him several times to his Tuscan Festival Crete Senesi.

Later he recorded the solo album Couperin and Ravel, also with Warner.

Recent projects include "I Silenti" with works by Claudio Monteverdi (Fabrizio Cassol, Tcha Limberger) directed by Lisaboa Houbrechts.

Two new solo programmes are taking shape: "All the Way Bach", with improvisations on music by J.S. Bach and "Made in France", from Baroque to Musette with an improvisational weave.

A beautiful collaboration with Tore Denys (Tenor) and their programme "Una Notta Italiana".

A "Tribute to Astor" with Carlo Nardozza (Trumpet)

In 2022, a tour with Fire in the Pet store with Mark Feldman, Kristof Roseeuw and Bram de Looze with their own compositions.


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