Duo Lê Quang - Peirani
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Both graduates of the Paris Conservatory’s jazz class, this duo has earned first place for groups as well as first place for soloists (Vincent Lê Quang) in the 2003 International Jazz Competition sponsored by la Défense. Vincent Lê Quang (soprano saxophone) and Vincent Peirani (accordion) are among today’s rising stars in French jazz. They can stand on their own with the world’s best jazz performers and have just recorded their first duo album. Their first appearance in the United States in October 2005 met with an enthusiastic response from audiences.
Vincent Lê Quang’s formal studies were on soprano saxophone, an instrument that provides him with a rich musical palette. He has garnered from the Paris Conservatory two first-place prizes, awarded unanimously with high honors, one for jazz and one for generative improvisation. An immensely talented composer, he finds inspiration from many different directions, including ethnomusicology, jazz, classical, and soundpainting.
Vincent Peirani is an all-round artist, having first studied as a classical musician (he has earned top prizes for clarinet, as well as for accordion, receiving the title “world champion accordionist”), and then turning to jazz at age 18. This ability to play classical as well as jazz music has made of the accordionist an artist beyond compare. His playing is very subtle and refined, alternating between the powerful and the delicate. He performs with such outstanding artists as Daniel Humair, Riccardo Del Fra, Dre Pallemers, Renaud Garcia Fons, Glenn Ferris and Les Yeux Noirs. His exceptionally accomplished playing will lead you to (re)discover the accordion.
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