THIBAULT PERRINE, ASSOCIATE COMPOSER
It is now a long and very fruitful collaboration between Félicien Brut and Thibault Perrine. It all began in 2016 when Félicien, on the advice of Richard Galliano, decided to create a program with a string quintet that would bring together two musical worlds that had been so distant until then: musette and classical music. He had to find a composer who would accept to take up this crazy challenge with him. Several friends advise him a young composer named Thibault Perrine. A phone call, an appointment and a coffee later, the precious collaboration is launched !
For this first project, Thibault embarked on the discovery of the accordion and composed Suite Musette, a sextet in five movements premiered in 2017 at the Classique au Vert festival and then at La Seine musicale. This piece was a huge success with the public and was played by Félicien, the Quatuor Hermès and Édouard Macarez all over the world, from France to Japan, from Germany to Israel…
“Félicien Brut, a child of the popular balls who has always sought to explore the classical universe and Thibault Perrine, a classical musician who discovered song through the prism of operetta, were made to meet!”
In July 2018, Félicien plays for the first time on the main stage of the festival Un Violon sur le sable Caprice d’accordéoniste, the first piece by Thibault Perrine for accordion and symphony orchestra. In April 2019, his Souvenirs de bal, also for accordion and orchestra, will be created with the Orchestre de Cannes under the direction of Benjamin Levy.
In 2020, Félicien and Thibault imagine together the project NEUF. They discuss at length the content of the program, contact the composers who will be part of the adventure. Thibault composes again for this project a sextet for accordion and string quintet: In Memoriam, a work freely inspired by Beethoven’s 7th Symphony.
Thibault Perrine, in few words
Born in 1979, trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris with Jean-Claude Raynaud, Thierry Escaich and Jean-François Zygel, Thibault Perrine first made a name for himself as an arranger, before devoting himself to composition following his meeting with Félicien Brut in 2016.
For his Pari des Bretelles, he composed Suite Musette, a sextet in five movements premiered in 2017 at the Classique au Vert festival and then at the Seine musicale, before beginning a tour that included the Folle Journée de Nantes and the Flâneries Musicales de Reims. In July 2018, Félicien Brut plays for the first time on the main stage of the festival Un Violon sur le sable his Caprice d’accordéoniste, for accordion and symphony orchestra. In April 2019 are created his Souvenirs de bal, a concerto for accordion and orchestra, with the Orchestre de Cannes under the direction of Benjamin Levy. Other compositional projects are underway, notably for Félicien’s various duo formations…
Previously, Thibault Perrine has worked as an arranger for many ensembles, theaters or operas, including the company Les Brigands (a dozen shows since Le Docteur Ox in 2003 and Ta Bouche in 2004 to Les P’tites Michu in 2018), the Théâtre du Châtelet (Le Chanteur de Mexico in 2006), the Opéra de Paris, the Opéra de Lyon, the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse or the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Le Barbier de Séville in 2017-2018). His orchestrations have been performed or 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… ) and international (Philharmonia Orchestra), alongside prestigious soloists (Anne Gastinel, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Vittorio Grigolo, Sonya Yoncheva, Nathalie Dessay, Gaëlle Arquez…).
Thibault Perrine teaches writing at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris and arranging at the Pôle Supérieur Paris-Boulogne Billancourt. Since September 2021, he is also professor of counterpoint at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
Thibault Perrine’s compositions for accordion