Pierre de Bethmann
De Bethmann had piano lessons from the age of six. In addition to his training as a classical and jazz pianist, he graduated from the École supérieure de commerce de Paris ( ESCP ) in 1987 . In 1989 he studied for a year at Berklee College of Music in Boston .
From 1990 to 1994 de Bethmann worked as a management consultant. After he founded the Prysm group with Christophe Wallemme and Benjamin Henocq in 1994 and won first prize at the Concours National de Jazz de La Défense , in 1995 he decided to pursue a career as a professional musician. The group, which broke up in 2001, gave about fifty concerts annually, toured North America and Japan and recorded four albums on Blue Note Records .
In 2001 he founded the quintet ilium , with which he recorded two albums and which he expanded to a septet in 2006. In addition, de Bethmann worked regularly as a sideman a. a. with the Moutin Reunion Quartet by Louis and François Moutin , with David El Malek , Michael Felberbaum , Laïka , Christophe Dal Sasso , Thomas Savy , Stéphane Huchard , Olivier Ker Ourio , Pierrick Pedron and Jean-Christophe Béney , and occasionally with Eddie Henderson , Aldo Romano , Philip Catherine , François Jeanneau , Rick Margitza , Éric Le Lann , Stéphane Belmondo , Patrice Caratini , Stefano Di Battista , Flavio Boltro , Rosario Giuliani , Sylvain Beuf , François Théberge , Julien Lourau , Norma Winstone , Sara Lazarus , Pierre Perchaud and others .
He teaches at the Conservatoire National de Montpellier and at the Center des Musiques Didier Lockwood . In 2004 he received the Prix Django Reinhardt .
- Prysm with the Prysm group, 1995
- Second Rhythm with Prysm, 1997
- Time with the Prysm group, 1999
- On Tour (Live) with the group Prysm, 2001
- Ilium with the group ilium ( Franck Agulhon , Vincent Artaud , David El Malek and Michael Felberbaum ), 2003
- Complexes with ilium , 2005
- Oui with the expanded group ilium (also Jeanne Added and Stéphane Guillaume ), 2007
- Sisyphe , 2014
|SURNAME||Bethmann, Pierre de|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French jazz pianist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1961|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Boulogne-Billancourt|