“Accordion Summit” — Viviane Chassot / Richard Galliano
On this special “Accordion Summit” evening, audiences will be treated to a double concert starting with Viviane Chassot in a solo performance, followed by Richard Galliano’s New York Tango Trio.
Chassot is a Swiss accordionist who lives in Basel. She is a brilliant ambassador of the accordion who appreciates the old masters from Johann Sebastian Bach to Joseph Haydn as well as the latest music by Helena Winkelman and Stefan Wirth in her concert repertoire. She transcends the musical style boundaries from classical to jazz, world to improvisation. With her sensitive, fresh, and controlled playing, the multifaceted musician inspires a wide audience for a classical niche instrument. In 2015, she received the Swiss Ambassador's Award in London. Her arrangements of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's piano concertos for accordion, which she recorded with the Camerata Bern in 2019, earned her a nomination for the International Classical Music Award that same year. In May 2021 she released "Pure Bach," arrangements of solo works by Bach.
Richard Galliano (*1950 near Cannes) is the most famous French jazz musician. In 1983, Astor Piazzolla invited Galliano to fill the first bandoneon part in Piazzolla's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." He advised him to discard his "American" style and reflect on his French origins: "Create a 'Musette Neuve' style, like I invented the Tango Nuevo." Galliano is now a legendary, extremely versatile accordionist. His current album with his new project "New York Tango Trio" is an impressive live recording from a concert at the Jazz Festival in Cully 2022. With the double bass player Diego Imbert and the guitarist and cellist Sébastien Giniaux he presents his own compositions, but also bows to his great idol Piazzolla. The three musicians celebrate their proximity to jazz and interpret tango freely, in the best Piazzolla tradition.
Tickets are CHF 36.10-90.90.