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28 May 2020

Vincent Peirani, Reaching for the Stars, Barefoot

by Charlotte Brouard-Tartarin

For a long time, the accordion’s image evoked the antiquated charm of the bals musette. However, the instrument has long found its rightful place in many other musical genres thanks to performers such as Vincent Peirani. Classically trained, the versatile musician has been making his unique presence felt in the music world for almost twenty years: a much-applauded sideman for Daniel Humair, Michel Portal and Youn Sun Nah, and an actor in a film by Mathieu Amalric, he also initiates original projects which unite various influences. His residency at the Philharmonie Luxembourg during the 2020/21 season is dedicated to this trademark versatility.

The residency begins with a duo performance with his faithful partner Émile Parisien, who shines as a soprano saxophone player both in humble and virtuosic ways. Their encounters are always heartfelt and intimate and this time dedicated to tango. Later in the season, they meet again as part of a quintet which has chosen the title «Living Being» for a concert featuring repertoire ranging from Led Zeppelin’s «Stairway to Heaven» to King Arthur by Henry Purcell.

Joining up with trombone player Nils Landgren, pianist Michael Wollny and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Vincent Peirani’s Luxembourg season ends with an evening that could only be found in the series «Aventure+». Tall in stature and talent, Vincent Peirani likes to play barefoot as if such grounding made it easier for him to reach for the stars.


Cover photo: JP Retel


  • 08.12.2020 20:00

    Vincent Peirani & Émile Parisien


    REMARQUE: Following the updated government measures against the coronavirus which come into effect on November 25, 2020, all concerts at the Philharmonie are cancelled, effective immediately, up to and including December 15, 2020. Those customers affected will be contacted personally with detailed information on the concert in question and refunding options. The Philharmonie team is working hard to answer all inquiries and handle all refunds as soon as possible, but we kindly ask for your understanding that this may still take some time. Needless to say, we will inform our customers and the public if the situation warrants further changes to our event schedule beyond December 15.

  • 22.01.2021 20:00

    Vincent Peirani Living Being

    Has already taken place

    «This dazzling project has the distinctive stamp of Vincent Peirani on it.» (London Jazz News)

    Ce concert sera filmé et retransmis en direct sur la chaîne YouTube de la Philharmonie Luxembourg où il restera disponible en streaming.

  • 25.11.2021 19:30, Chill at the Phil

    Émile Parisien & Vincent Peirani

    Has already taken place

    Émile Parisien soprano saxophone
    Vincent Peirani accordion

    «Vincent Peirani and Émile Parisien share the same passion for musical astonishing stunts.» (All About Jazz)

    For this concert, all visitors aged twelve years old and two months and up must show proof of eligibility to attend via CovidCheck. For further information, click here