A jazz pianist and keen traveller with a rock-n’-roll spirit, Rémi Panossian has dedicated his life to jazz since the age of 14. He began studying the piano in 1990, and discovered the world of jazz three years later when he saw Michel Petrucciani in concert.
In 1998, he joined JAM in Montpellier to take courses in harmony, improvisation and jazz history. In July 2000, he performed at the OFF Jazz Festival in Vienna alongside the writer Régine Détembel.
Following a wide range of solo and collaborative experiences, Panossian joined forced with Maxime Delporte (double bass) and Frédéric Petitprez (drums) to form a trio in 2009. Their first album, Add Fiction, came out in early 2011 to widespread international acclaim from both the general public and the press.
The trio were named “Revelation of 2011” by the radio station TSF Jazz, and invited to appear at the Olympia for an event called You and the Night and the Music. Panossian has already released four albums and played more than 250 concerts in over 30 countries including France, Canada, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Algeria, Norway, Venezuela, and more.
About the Piano aux Jacobins Festival
Established in France in 1979, the Piano aux Jacobins Festival has forged special links over the years with some of the most important performers of our time. The festival is returning to Asia for the twelfth consecutive year. Famous for both the virtuosity of the pianists it selects and the variety of a program that spans classical, contemporary and jazz music, the festival has earned a special place in the heart of Chinese music lovers.