Born in Saint-Louis of Senegal in 1968, Tristan Lofficial, pianist improviser and interpreter, lives in Paris.
From jazz to contemporary music, including the improvised musics, the theater and the ballet, he accumulates encounters and styles with Louis Denis Ott (first Violin in the Gulbenkian Orchestra), the Novecento Ensemble and Mario Garuti (contemporary pieces and creation), the Big Band Bleu Citron and of various jazz musicians, the choreographers Robert Swinston, Gianni Joseph, José Martinez, the theater directors Hélène Vincent, Christophe Lemaître, Nicolette Cook, the actress Danielle Volle (member of the Comédie Française)…
Dance accompanist at the Paris Opera and the CNSMDP from 2005 to 2019, Tristan Lofficial plays regularly on the big French and foreign stages and teaches piano and improvisation, in particular in the frame of workshops and Internships of choreographic accompaniment (France, Japan, Thailand, Italy).
At the end of 2019, he left the Paris Opera and the CNSMDP to devote himself exclusively to music and teaching. Then, he is appointed professor of classical and jazz piano at the conservatory of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Ile-de-France) in january 2020. However, he will leave this professorship in June 2021 to give priority to a personalized teaching... the piano for all !
Music and Theater
Tristan Lofficial creates "A Vif " of Daniel Besnehard (Director : Christophe Lemaitre - Theatre of Muselet, Scène Nationale / Théâtre du Rond Point, Paris / Theater of Angers, National Dramatic Center), "Van Gogh in London" of Nicolas Wright (Director : Hélène Vincent - Theater of l'Atelier, Paris). "Novecento : pianiste" of Alessandro Baricco (Director : Nicolette Cook - Helice Terrestre / Jacques Warninski, Pays de Loire) and accompanies Danielle Volle, member of the Comédie Française, in her composition "Au creux de toi" (Studio of the Comédie Française / Espace Actors, Paris).
Music and dance
Tristan Lofficial creates "Ensemble for the choreograph Gianni Joseph (Le Manège - National theater). He interprets numerous musical scores for the classic and contemporary ballet of which "Scaramouche" (Darius Milhaud / José Martinez) - Tours in France, the U.S. and Japan, "Four Walls / Doubletoss Interludes" (John Cage / Merce Cunningham) and "Deli Commedia" (Pat Richter / Merce Cunningham), adaptation by Robert Swinson (CNDC Angers - Theater Onyx, Scène conventionnée Danse). Tristan Lofficial is also dance accompanist at the National Center of contemporary Dance in the 90s, then at the Paris Opera and the CNSMDP since 2004. He participates also at numerous workshops and residencies with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Cie, Gianni Joseph Cie, Jean-Christophe Paré, Bertrand Barena, Delphine Moussin, Bernard Boucher, Elisabeth Platel, Lionel Delanoë... In 2019, he decides to end his dance accompaniment activities and devote himself exclusively to music and teaching.
- Gala for the Association "Aux enfants d'abord" with Nathalie Dessay and Carole Bouquet, Paris Opera 2008
- Nagada fashion Show - Cairo Opera 2007
- Gala for "1000 children of Armenia" with Charles Aznavour and his friends, Palais Garnier 2006
- The International Ballet Academy Festival at the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. 2006
- "Ensemble" for the profit of AIDS in the frame of the World Day against Aids - Le Manège / Scène Nationale 2005
His passion for the arts brought him to work also with the kitist Charles Billy, the painters Claude Lofficial, Sadatsugu Toboé and Erwan Le Boudonnec. Through his various and multiple experiences, Tristan Lofficial has placed improvisation at the heart of his musical search.