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Philippe Thuriot

Instrument: 
accordion
Ensembles: 
RKKO

Biography

Philippe Thuriot has lived several accordion lives. After his studies in Antwerp and Copenhagen he debuted with solo recitals (J.S. Bach, V. Solotarjov, S. Gubaidulina, etc.) and won several international prizes.

He also played with numerous ensembles and orchestras including Prometheus, Oxalys, the VRT philharmonic orchestra, Ictus and Ensemble 20. Jahrhundert (Vienna). In 1996 he went on a world tour as the musical leader in Alain Platel’s “La Tristeza Complice” (Les Ballets C. de la B.-Het Muziek Lod). He also played in several musical theatre productions: "Charms" (Daniil Charms) with music by Peter Vermeersch, a production of Walpurgis; "Meneer, De zot en tkint" (Jan De Corte) directed by Jan Ritsma and with music by Walter Hus, a production of Limelight; "Het laatste verlangen" (Elvis Peeters) directed by Vital Schraenen, with music by Koen Van Roy and Chris Carlier, a production of  Tirasilla and "Ontmoeting met een Mens" by An de Donder with music by Rik Verstrepen in a production of Het Muziek Lod. In 2001 Thuriot played in a project together with Weshem (Moroccan company) in Uzbekistan.

The following year it was Senegal’s turn as part of “Hamdalaye”, a project of NGO Islands of Peace led artistically by Wouter Vandenabeele (Ambrozijn, Olla Vogola). In the meantime, Thuriot's old ambition was rearing its head again: improvisation and own compositions. He shaped this with his own projects such as Squeezebox Hardware, the trio “World’s most comfortable Zigzag orchestra”, a duo with Kristof Rosseeuw (double bass), a duo with Catherine Delasalle (vocals) and recently joined the jazz formation of Steve Houben and Jacques Pirotton.