Félicien Brut, raised in the milieu of popular dances always attempting to explore the classical world and Thibault Perrine, a classical musician who discovered chanson through the prism of operetta, were made to meet!
Thibault Perrine was born in 1979. He was taught by Jean-Claude Raynaud, Thierry Escaich and Jean-François Zygel at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. He first made a name for himself as an arranger, before dedicating himself to composing after meeting Félicien Brut in 2016.
For Le Pari des Bretelles, he composed Suite Musette, a sextet in five movements performed in 2017 at the Classique au Vert festival, then at Seine Musicale, before embarking upon a tour including notably La Folle Journée in Nantes and the Flâneries Musicales de Reims. In July 2018, Félicien Brut premiered his Caprice d’accordéoniste, for accordion and symphonic orchestra on the main stage of the festival Un Violon sur le sable. Souvenirs de bal, a concerto for accordion and orchestra, was performed in April 2019 with the Orchestre de Cannes headed by Benjamin Levy. Other composition projects are in progress, notably various duet ensembles by Félicien.
He previously worked as an arranger for many ensembles, theatres and operas, including Les Brigands (a dozen productions from Le Docteur Ox in 2003 and Ta Bouche in 2004 to P’tites Michu in 2018), the Théâtre du Châtelet (Le Chanteur de Mexico in 2006), Opéra de Paris, Opéra de Lyon, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (The Barber of Seville in 2017-2018). His orchestrations have been performed and recorded by the greatest French orchestras (Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre Régional de Normandie, Orchestre Régional Avignon Provence, Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine, Les Siècles, Orchestre de Chambre Pelléas, etc.) and international orchestras (Philharmonia Orchestra), with outstanding soloists (Anne Gastinel, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Vittorio Grigolo, Sonya Yoncheva, Nathalie Dessay, Gaëlle Arquez, etc.).
Thibault Perrine teaches writing at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris and arranging at the Pôle Supérieur Paris-Boulogne Billancourt.