Richard
Galliano

Bio

Accordionist, bandoneonist, composer, concertist, virtuoso, Richard Galliano expresses himself in all musical genres, from classical music to jazz. He is considered to be the best-known accordionist in the world and collaboratorated with multiple artists.

Richard Galliano studied piano and accordion from the age of 4, first with his father Lucien Galliano, accordionist and teacher, then at the Académie Internationale d'Accordéon de Nice, directed by Claude Noël.

Particularly gifted and invested, he very quickly entered the Conservatoire de Nice, then directed by the organist Pierre Cochereau, and followed harmony classes with Pierre-Philippe Bauzin in Nice, counterpoint with Julien Falk, in Paris. Both will strongly encourage him to compose. He also took courses in sliding trombone and obtained a First Prize in 1969 for this instrument.

He arrived in Paris in 1975 and met Claude Nougaro, becoming his friend, his accordionist and conductor until 1983. From this collaboration will be born dozen of titles, which are part of French song’s, such as "Allée des brouillards", "Des voiliers", "Vie Violence" .

Creative and avant-garde, Richard Galliano records more than 50 albums under his name during his long and prolific career. Inspired by his meeting with Argentine composer and bandoneonist Astor Piazzolla, he is at the origin of the revival of the Musette with the creation of the French "New Musette" and the "New Jazz Musette".

He has distinguished himself in a variety of genres, collaborating with an impressive number of prestigious artists and musicians: Chet Baker, Ron Carter, Serge Reggiani, Claude Nougaro, Barbara, Juliette Greco, George Moustaki, Charles Aznavour, Serge Gainsbourg, Nigel Kennedy, to name a few, and a large number of orchestras.

Richard Galliano has been awarded many times, winning a Victoire de la Musique Jazz in 1998 for the album "Blow Up" recorded with Michel Portal, as well as a Victoire de la Musique Classique and the Composer of the Year Award in 2014. He was also named Officier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2009 and promoted Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2016 by François Hollande.

Richard Galliano studied piano and accordion from the age of 4, first with his father Lucien Galliano, accordionist and teacher, then at the Académie Internationale d'Accordéon de Nice, directed by Claude Noël.

Particularly gifted and invested, he very quickly entered the Conservatoire de Nice, then directed by the organist Pierre Cochereau, and followed harmony classes with Pierre-Philippe Bauzin in Nice, counterpoint with Julien Falk, in Paris. Both will strongly encourage him to compose. He also took courses in sliding trombone and obtained a First Prize in 1969 for this instrument.

He arrived in Paris in 1975 and met Claude Nougaro, becoming his friend, his accordionist and conductor until 1983. From this collaboration will be born dozen of titles, which are part of French song’s heritage, such as "Allée des brouillards", "Des voiliers", "Vie Violence" .

Creative and avant-garde, Richard Galliano records more than 50 albums under his name during his long and prolific career. Inspired by his meeting with Argentine composer and bandoneonist Astor Piazzolla, he is at the origin of the revival of the Musette with the creation of the French "New Musette" and the "New Jazz Musette".

He has distinguished himself in a variety of genres, collaborating with an impressive number of prestigious artists and musicians: Chet Baker, Ron Carter, Serge Reggiani, Claude Nougaro, Barbara, Juliette Greco, George Moustaki, Charles Aznavour, Serge Gainsbourg, Nigel Kennedy, to name a few, and a large number of orchestras.

Richard Galliano has been awarded many times, winning a Victoire de la Musique Jazz in 1998 for the album "Blow Up" recorded with Michel Portal, as well as a Victoire de la Musique Classique and the Composer of the Year Award in 2014. He was also named Officier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2009 and promoted Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2016 by François Hollande.

http://www.richardgalliano.com/

Álbum Título Alt. Duración compo/artista Descripción Palabras claves
CCB1038 Bahia Blanca
[CCB1038 - 1]
0 2'05 Galliano, Richard Bitter-sweet. Melancholic but urgent & exhilarating. Solo accordion. acordeón cromático, world music, Argentina, melancólico, drama social, Francia [...]
CCB1038 Il Piccolo Circo
[CCB1038 - 2]
0 3'37 Galliano, Richard Italian movie style. Nostalgic, sad & moving waltz. Solo accordion. acordeón cromático, música de circo, cine italiano, Francia, Italia, balanceo [...]
CCB1038 Le Retour du Père
[CCB1038 - 3]
0 2'27 Galliano, Richard Sad, lonely & wandering. Parisian style solo accordion. triste, Francia, melancólico, 1940, acordeón cromático, cine retro [...]
CCB1038 Bambina
[CCB1038 - 4]
0 2'44 Galliano, Richard Nostalgic, moving & dreamy. Solo accordion in the style of the Italian cinema. acordeón cromático, cine italiano, Italia, melancólico, cine retro, destino [...]
CCB1038 À la Dérive
[CCB1038 - 5]
0 3'24 Galliano, Richard Dreamy, nostalgic & wandering ballad in the spirit on the French movies of the 70's. Solo [...] cine francés, 1970, Francia, melancólico, baladas, emotivo [...]
CCB1038 Bahia Blanca 2
[CCB1038 - 6]
0 1'55 Galliano, Richard Determined but dreamy & moving. Accordina & French accordion duet. acordeón cromático, Francia, acordina, cine francés, determinado, cine retro [...]
CCB1038 Soir de Bal
[CCB1038 - 7]
0 3'46 Galliano, Richard Nostalgic, intimist & peaceful. Constant progression. French musette solo accordion. acordeón cromático, Francia, sentimental, cine retro, melancólico, balanceo [...]
CCB1038 Pensées Nocturnes
[CCB1038 - 8]
0 2'55 Galliano, Richard Interrogative, pensive, intimist & nostalgic. Solo bandoneon. bandoneón, Francia, interrogativo, 1950, cine francés, errante [...]
CCB1038 Morning Blues
[CCB1038 - 9]
0 2'17 Galliano, Richard Zydeco/blues in the spirit of New-Orleans. Determined & carefree. Solo Accordion. acordeón cromático, country ball, blues, animado, Luisiana, anacrónico [...]
CCB1038 Le Vieux Moulin
[CCB1038 - 10]
0 3'43 Galliano, Richard Sad, nostalgique, pensive & wandering. Solo accordion in a Parisian style. acordeón cromático, Francia, melancólico, cine francés, esperando, en suspenso [...]
CCB1038 Bahia Blanca 3
[CCB1038 - 11]
0 2'09 Galliano, Richard Sad, melancholic & interrogative. French solo accordion. triste, acordeón cromático, Francia, introspectivo, cine retro, destino [...]
CCB1038 Solitude Nocturne
[CCB1038 - 12]
0 3'23 Galliano, Richard Solitary & wandering. Accordina & accordion duet in the style of the French films noirs. acordina, cine francés, errante, en suspenso, urbano, policial [...]
CCB1038 Il Ragazzino
[CCB1038 - 13]
0 2'11 Galliano, Richard Nostalgic & sentimental but with verve. Solo accordion in a néeo-realist Italian movie [...] acordeón cromático, música de circo, cine italiano, circo, melancólico, Sicilia [...]
CCB1038 Le Songe de la Lanterne
[CCB1038 - 14]
0 3'08 Galliano, Richard Interrogative & mélancholic. Solo accordion with a far-eastern touch. melancólico, acordeón cromático, errante, cine negro, misterioso, interrogativo [...]
CCB1038 Prière
[CCB1038 - 15]
0 5'30 Galliano, Richard Contemplative, restraint & sparse. Solo accordion. acordeón cromático, introspectivo, cine francés, despojada, esperando, Francia [...]
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