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Collard-Neven, Jean-Philippe 

Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven



A Belgian pianist, composer and improviser born in 1975, Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven follows an atypical path as a musician, one that blends various genres and periods as well as different artistic disciplines. 
Although he first approached music by learning jazz tunes on his father’s lap as well as by playing from memory the film scores and songs that had fascinated him from an early age, his musical training was to be purely classical, even if he preferred to improvise on scores he was studying rather than working at them down to the last bar. 
The start of his professional career was to be marked by a profound commitment to the contemporary repertory, though, later, music that had influenced him as a child and teenager would come to the fore, and his musical activity would turn towards personal projects that blended composition, improvisation, collaboration with the stage, literature, the visual arts and the cinema, often on the borderline between highbrow tradition and forms of popular music. This, however, did not prevent him from continuing to appear on classical and contemporary platforms. 
Among the decisive encounters that have marked his artistic itinerary, mention should be made, naturally, of the jazz bass player Jean-Louis Rassinfosse but also of the clarinet and saxophone player Fabrice Alleman, the percussionist Xavier Desandre-Navarre, the vibraphone player Bart Quartier, the Debussy Quartet, Michel Donato, Pierre Tanguay, Jean Derome, Helmut Lipsky and Emilie Girard-Charest from Quebec, the Danel Quartet, the cellist Fabrice Bihan, the viola player Vincent Royer, the composers Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Luc Ferrari, Claude Ledoux, Michel Gonneville, David Shea, Bruno Mantovani, Jean-Paul Dessy, the stage directors Pietro Pizzuti, Geneviève Damas, Ingrid von Wantoch Rekowski, Jeanine Godinas, Claire Gatineau, the conductors Patrick Davin and Pierre Bartholomée, the visual artiste Bob Verschueren, the painter/cinema director Jean Detheux, not forgetting the bass-baritone José van Dam… 
He appears regularly in Europe, South and Central America, Japan and Canada. He can be heard on some twenty discs. First Prize at the Dexia Competition in 1993. In 2003 the Union of Belgian Composers awarded him the FUGA trophy for his activity in championing the Belgian repertory. 
In 2008 he received the ‘Octave’ of the Artiste of the Year. ‘Coup de Coeur’ of the Académie Charles Cros for the CD Didascalies featuring the works of Luc Ferrari. 
Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven teaches chamber music and improvisation at the Royal Mons Conservatory (ARTS2). Photography also plays an important role in his life.



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