Vincent Lhermet

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Vincent Lhermet is one of the most remarkable French accordionists of his generation. A graduate of Finland’s Sibelius Academy with Matti Rantanen, laureate of both Arrasate-Hiria and Gaudeamus Interpreters competitions, he is the first accordionist in France to have completed a PhD in Music Performance at the Paris Conservatoire/Sorbonne University, under the supervision of Laurent Cugny and Bruno Mantovani.

He has performed at such festivals as Printemps des Arts de Monte Carlo, Festival d’Art lyrique in Aix en Provence, Musica Nova Helsinki, Festival Radio France in Montpellier and in such venues as the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Musiikkitalo Helsinki, the Paris Salle Gaveau and National Opera alongside percussionist Brian Archinal, violist Gérard Caussé, viola da gamba performer Marianne Muller, clarinettist Michel Portal, amongst many others. Vincent Lhermet has premiered over forty works by composers from around the world, including Franck Bedrossian, Tomas Bordalejo, Frédéric Durieux, Francesco Filidei, Philippe Hersant, Martin Iddon, Martin Matalon, Florent Motsch, Matti Murto, François Narboni, Annette Schlünz, Miroslav Srnka, Jukka Tiensuu with prestigious ensembles and orchestras such as Orchestre d’Auvergne, Orchestre de l’Université de Guanajuato, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Secession orchestra, Ensemble Court-Circuit conducted by Charles Barbier, Guillaume Bourgogne, Jean Deroyer, Roberto Fores-Veses, Clément Mao-Takacs, Pierre-André Valade…