In line with his approach, he federated a collective, surrounding himself with talented musicians of his generation and young composers such as Thibault Perrine, Fabien Waksman, Thomas Enhco, Simon Cochard…
In 2017, he created the Pari des Bretelles where he chose to mix his breath with the strings of double bassist Édouard Macarez and the Quatuor Hermès. With this sextet, he explored, mixed and commissioned Thibault Perrine to write a piece of “learned” music inspired by the musette repertoire, Suite Musette, and several arrangements of works by Gershwin, Prokofiev and Piazzolla.
In 2020, he imagined a second programme with this accordion and string quintet formation, paying tribute to Beethoven on the occasion of his 250th birthday. He has commissioned nine creations from nine contemporary composers for this project called “NINE”.
In addition to this sextet, Félicien has created duos that have toured throughout France: with the double bass player Édouard Macarez (soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France), the mandolin player Julien Martineau, the clarinet player Renaud Guy-Rousseau (soloist with the Orchestre National de France), and recently with the trumpet player Lucienne Renaudin-Vary and the guitar player Thibaut Garcia.
In July 2021, a new group will be formed to celebrate the centenary of the great Astor Piazzolla. It is in the quintet, Astor’s flagship formation, that Félicien will play the great hits of the master of Tango Nuevo, surrounded by four friends and exceptional musicians: Thomas Enhco (piano), Thibaut Garcia (guitar), Jordan Victoria (violin) and Édouard Macarez (double bass).