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Winners Gallery: Yves Leveque

Yves Leveque, the victorious champion of this 2023 Spring Season, generously shared a delightful photograph with us, capturing the moment of receiving this highly esteemed accolade.

Yves Leveque's Biography:

Coming from a family of musicians with a Baritone grandfather at the Paris Opera and a mother piano teacher, he began his musical training with classical studies. While continuing his studies at the Rennes Conservatory where he took piano, violin, flute, percussion, music theory and harmony lessons, he supplemented with the guitar, began to write songs and performed in Cabarets d'Auteur in Brittany then throughout France before “going up” to Paris.He recorded several albums including "IMAGINE" crowned with the 1st Prize for Francophone Song, The prize was awarded to him at the Paris Opera.French-speaking televisions invite him. TF1, France 2, FR3, RTSR, Québec Télévision, RTB where he is accompanied by the RTB orchestra. On this occasion, the great virtuoso violinist Ivry GITLIS lends himself to the game and accompanies him on one of his compositions.Then there are the Festivals, tours throughout France and the Olympia Hall.

While continuing his career as a singer-songwriter, he developed a passion for film music. Thus, he composes for short and feature films, television, corporate films.He likes to diversify. He recorded a Jazz Fusion album with the group T.S.C. composed of musicians who have accompanied the most renowned French artists.He feeds on listening, encounters, music of all styles from all walks of life that crosses his life. He never wanted to confine himself to a well-defined color with always the concern to explore any form of musical expression. He grew up in the classical, met song, pop, jazz, blues, bossa, celtic, musicalcomedy, film music, etc.

Everything is good for him to try it!“Music, when it is real, is my only driving force”.ARIANA, Concerto in C minorIn 2019, the order of a credits of 1:30 for a television series gave him the idea of a Concerto for piano and symphony orchestra.The composition will take 3 years to complete. After bringing together a mini symphonic formation made up of around twenty musicians and listening to the interpretation of the concerto, the enthusiasm shown by Michel Merlet, Prix de Rome, professor of orchestration at the Schola Cantorum and the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and by other personalities immersed in the world of classical music encourage him toplan to record the work with a more important training, adapted to the character of the composition. The meeting took place at the Salle Colonne November 1, 2022.This tonal work is the journey of a lifetime, a giant emotional clip that is characterized by the diversity of genres.“Music should humbly seek to please” said Debussy.

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