Biography

 

Pianist improviser and interpreter, Tristan Lofficial was born in 1968 in Saint-Louis, Senegal.                                                                                                                                   
From jazz to contemporary music, Tristan Lofficial accumulates encounters and styles. He plays with Louis Denis Ott (first Violin in the Gulbenkian orchestra), the "Novecento Ensemble" and Mario Garuti (contemporary pieces and creations),"Le Cabaret de Minuit" (french Festivals - Avignon, Marseille Meditérranée, St. Brieuc Art Rock), the Big band "Bleu Citron" (Jean- Louis Pommier, Laurence Saltiel, Pascal Laborie...), various jazz musicians like Olivier Carole, Emmanuel Birault, Michel Saulnier and Pascal Le Gall ( Tristan Lofficial Trio - Vertige Production), Frank Picci and Cedric Affre ("Autour de Miles" - Amja Production) and pop singers like Guy Demaysoncel, Annie Jeanne and Claudie Amirault (Emma Zita). First price of Conservatory, after his training with concertist Borgdan Georgesco, he participates at the Martial Solal Jazz Piano competition ( International competition of the city of Paris) and plays solo and duet (two pianos) in jazz and contemporary programs, together with Stephano Vismara, Maureen Turquet and Dominique Lofficial.

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Opera national de Paris and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris since 2004. He participates also at numerous workshops and residencies with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Cie, Gianni Joseph Cie, Jean-Christophe Paré. Norio Yoshida, Gilbert Mayer, Bertrand Baréna, Delphine Moussin, Bernard Boucher, Elisabeth Platel...


Events


- 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.