BIOGRAPHy

Pascal Albin… An artist to discover! …

Pascal Albin is the kind of artist you need to give yourself some time to discover and appreciate…

Born in Belgium, he grew up in the South of France.
A ten-year stay in Brazil will be decisive for him in many respects.
Trained in musicology, he shared his first artistic loves between theatre stages and concert halls…

Attracted by traditional music from Nice, popular music and world music, he joined the street band Prova d’Orchestra.

He then embarked, alongside Patrick Vaillant, Thomas Bienabe and Jean-Louis Ruf-Costanzo, on the Melonious Quartet project : a quartet of modern mandolins, totally innovative and oriented towards the sophisticated music of Satie, Milhaud, Poulenc… as well as traditional Provencal music and the popular music of Franck Zappa, Hermeto Pascoal, Pixinguinha, among others.Des tournées en Europe et au Brésil ainsi que des participations à de nombreux festivals en France, Espagne, Italie, Finlande, Estonie enrichiront son expérience musicale.

Tours in Europe and Brazil as well as his participation in numerous festivals in France, Spain, Italy, Finland and Estonia will enrich his musical experience.

Three albums: “Au Sud de la Mandoline“, “En forme de poire” and “La Miugrana” will be the concrete expression of his participation in this quartet of mandolins.
We also note his participation in the albums “Hiri ” by Kepa Junkera, as well as in “Noce de Zinc” by Jean-Louis Chinaski.

His proven experience in setting up, implementing and carrying out large-scale artistic projects makes him an essential partner in the success of major shows combining music, singing, theatre and staging…

This is evidenced by his intense activity for the benefit of operas for children, a training concept born of Alain Joutard’s project: ORFEO (Organisation of meetings for the training of children by opera).

“La Belle Lisse Poire du Prince de Motordu”, based on the original work by Pef, was created in the Alpes Maritimes and then adapted and performed on his initiative in Brazil, Campinas, later on in Rio de Janeiro, with the Lycée Molière and the participation of children from municipal schools.

His talents as a composer led him to conceive an original opus inspired by the music that inhabits him and which is the fruit of his experience, his encounters and his multiple contacts.

In 2020, “Au Cœur de mes Silences“, his first musical album is presented to the public as a kind of sharing and life experience.

Another exceptional recognition: when the City of Nice honoured “this local child” with the music for the anthem of its prestigious carnival.

Throughout his career, he has shared the stage as well as projects with musicians such as Bruno Coulais, A Filetta, Marcello Ferreira, Arthur Maia, Kiko Continentino, Claudio Andrade, Jean-Dumas Rodrigo Marchevsky, Bijan Chemirani, Michel Bismuth, Kepa Junkera, Manu Théron, Hamilton de Holanda, Mike Marshall, Trio Madeira…

Timeless music cannot be forgotten. The music by Pascal Albin belongs to this category…

His Mediterranean life, his belonging to Belgium and France, his Brazilian experience make him a citizen of the universe… and an artist who will know how to spice up with his talent and his own genius, any cultural project of quality…

Guy CARPIAUX