"Instrumental Soloist Revelation"
At the 2016 Victoires de la musique classique 2016, Lucienne Renaudin Vary gives the trumpet a real youthful and fresh look, like an Alison Balsom across the Channel. As a child of Western France, she studied in Le Mans and then in Paris, and immediately made her mark on both sides of the Atlantic - jazz and classical -, as comfortable on the stages of the Folle Journée in Nantes as she was opening for Wynton Marsalis in Marciac. It is no coincidence that she is here not with a pianist but with an accordionist - the excellent Félicien Brut, a disciple of Richard Galliano, who revealed himself in 2017 in the beautiful project "Le Pari des Bretelles" with the Quatuor Hermès. As an appetizer, treat yourself to Lucienne's second Warner album, "Mademoiselle in New York", recorded at Studio Angel in London with the BBC Concert Orchestra and American arranger Bill Elliott.