Jean-François Zygel

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Jean-Francois Zygel
 
All for improvisation ! Already as a child, he worried his teachers about music, spending most of his time letting his imagination flow on his keyboards...
 
After his studies at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) where he obtains 10 first prizes, Jean-Francois Zygel wins in 1982 1st prize at the International Piano Improvisation Competition in the city of Lyon. It is the beginning of a unique improvisation concertist whoch will bring him to share the stage with dancers, actors. jazz artists, song or world music
 
Named « artiste en résidence » for the 5th consecutive year at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, Jean-Francois Zygel will perform at more than a hundred concerts in France and internationally of the 2019-2020 season.
 
Jean-Francois Zygel is recognised in France and internationally as one of the best specialists in acompanying silent films in concert.
 
In October 2015, he improvises live for 6 hours on images from a new restored version of henri Fescourt's Miserables Victor Hugo at the Théâtre du Châtelet, a performance he did again the following year at the Musicl Festival of Strasbourg, then in July 2018 at the International Film Festival in Jerusalem and in 2019 at the Parvis de Tarbes.
 
For the french Cinémathèque, he signs in 2016 Victor Sjöström's music La Charrette fantome, Dreyer's La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc and Marcel L'Herbier's L'Argent at Hanovre and in Hambourg. He puts into music Rupert Julian's Le Fantôme de l’opéra for the Opera of Monte-Carlo in October 2016, solo also performed at the Chorégies d’Orange in July 2017 and in the Auditorium of Lyon in March 2019.
 
For the Spirito Choir, he creates in 2017 an Imaginary Requiem in english, german, latin, slavon and aramean.
 
jean-Francois Zygel founded fifteen years ago the improvisation class in piano at the Paris Conservatory, engaging many partnerships with institutions such as the Forum des Images, the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé and the Cinémathèque française.
 
He is also known from the public for his interventions in television (Les Clefs de l’orchestre, La Boîte à musique...) and on the radio (La Preuve par Z sur France Inter), where he defends with malice and passion his art of predilection.
 
His last album, L'Alchimiste, recently appeared in Sony.

Videos

Jean-François Zygel - L'alchimiste (Making of)
"Fantaisie pour piano-fantôme et orchestre" de François Dompierre / Jean-François Zygel, piano
Impro'baroque
Ré harmonise le prélude n° 1 du Clavier bien tempéré de Bach - Frissons !...
Piano Battle Chilly Gonzales vs Jean Francois Zygel
JF Zygel et Marcin Wyrostek

Upcoming concerts

08 Dec 2019
SAINT-RéMY L’HONORé (78), FRANCE - Eglise de Saint-Rémy l’Honoré
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10 Dec 2019
BéZIERS (34), FRANCE - Scène de Bayssan
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09 Jan 2020
MORGES (11), SUISSE - Théâtre de Beausobre - Jean-François Zygel / André Manoukian
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12 Jan 2020
LUXEMBOURG (14), LUXEMBOURG - Philharmonie Luxembourg
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01 Feb 2020
PARIS (75), FRANCE - Musée Jacquemart-André
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02 Feb 2020
PARIS (75), FRANCE - Musée Jacquemart-André
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08 Feb 2020
GRENOBLE (38), FRANCE - MC2 : Grenoble
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21 Feb 2020
SALLANCHES (74), FRANCE - Salle Léon Curral - Grande Salle - Jean-François Zygel / André Manoukian
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12 Mar 2020
SAINT BENOîT (86), FRANCE - La Hune de Saint Benoît - Jean-François Zygel / André Manoukian
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Archived concerts

06 Dec 2019
LENS (62), FRANCE - Le Colisée - Jean-François Zygel / André Manoukian
05 Dec 2019
NICE (06), FRANCE - Théâtre National de Nice
03 Dec 2019
EVREUX (27), FRANCE - Le Tangram
30 Nov 2019
SAINT-ORENS-DE-GAMEVILLE (31) - Altigone - Jean-François Zygel / André Manoukian
22 Nov 2019
DIVONNE-LES-BAINS (01), FRANCE - Esplanade du Lac
21 Nov 2019
ANNECY (74), FRANCE - Bonlieu Scène Nationale
16 Nov 2019
ERSTEIN (67), FRANCE - Musée Würth France Erstein
14 Nov 2019
LES SABLES D'OLONNE (85), FRANCE - Auditorium Saint-Michel
10 Nov 2019
LUXEMBOURG (14), LUXEMBOURG - Philharmonie Luxembourg
03 Nov 2019
MONACO (98), FRANCE - Opéra de Monte-Carlo - Ciné-concerts "Les Nibelungen" de Fritz Lang
06 Oct 2019
ST MARCELLIN (38), FRANCE - Le Diapason - Jean-François Zygel / André Manoukian
29 Sep 2019
NICE (06), FRANCE - Académie Internationale d'Eté de Nice - Jean-François Zygel / André Manoukian
12 Jul 2019
NARBONNE (11) - Palais des Archevêques
06 Jul 2019
ANNECY (74) - Jean-François Zygel / André Manoukian
21 Jun 2019
TOULOUSE (31) - Hotel Palladia
02 Jun 2019
ROGNAC (13) - Jean-François Zygel / André Manoukian
23 May 2019
SAINT RIQUIER
14 May 2019
CHARTRES (28) - Théâtre de Chartres
30 Apr 2019
MAUBEUGE (59) - Le Manège
20 Apr 2019
TOULOUSE (31) - Halle aux grains
12 Apr 2019
MAUREPAS (78) -Espace culturel Albert Camus
07 Apr 2019
IBOS (65) - Le Parvis Scène nationale
04 Apr 2019
ANZIN (59) - Théâtre Municipal d'Anzin
30 Mar 2019
TOULOUSE (31) - Halle aux grains
20 Mar 2019
ROMANS-SUR-ISERE (26) - Les Cordeliers - COMPLET - Jean-François Zygel / André Manoukian
15 Mar 2019
POISSY (78) - Théâtre de Poissy
14 Mar 2019
SARCELLES (95) - Salle André Malraux - En duo avec André Manoukian
14 Mar 2019
SARCELLES (95) - Salle André Malraux - Jean-François Zygel / André Manoukian
10 Mar 2019
PONT-L'ABBE (29) - Le Triskell
01 Mar 2019
LE THOR (84) - Auditorium Jean Moulin au Thor - Jean-François Zygel / André Manoukian
26 Feb 2019
PONT A MOUSSON (54) - Espace Saint Laurent
21 Feb 2019
TOULOUSE (31) - Cuisines à Toulouse
15 Feb 2019
BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT (92) - La Seine Musicale - Jean-François Zygel / André Manoukian
13 Feb 2019
MOISSAC (82) - Hall de Paris - Jean-François Zygel / André Manoukian
02 Feb 2019
SOISSONS (02) - Cité de la Musique et de la Danse
26 Jan 2019
TOULOUSE (31) - Halle aux grains
17 Jan 2019
GRENOBLE (38) - Auditorium du Musée de Grenoble
03 Jan 2019
PARIS (75) - Musée Jacquemart André
27 Dec 2018
ANNECY (74) - Imperial Annecy festival
14 Dec 2018
ARNAGE (72) - Espace culturel l'Eolienne