David Tixier & Maxime Berton

Wo? Jazzhaus, Schnewlinstr.1 , 79098 Freiburg

Wann? Monday, 16.09.2019 20:30

im Gasthaus Schützen
Jazzfestival 2019
( bestuhlt, freie Platzwahl)
About David Tixier:

David Tixier is a french piano player born in 1989. He started playing piano at age of 12, and shortly after he continued his education in music school in Bordeaux. After passing the entrance exam at Paris Conservatory (CRR), in class of Benjamin Moussay, he gained his Diploma of Music Studies (DEM). Later on, last year of bachelor program he continued and finished in Lausanne, Switzerland. After the graduation he continued Jazz studies of Master Performance programme, at the same school, in class of Emil Spanyi. He received his master diploma in June 2014. In 2012, he was one of the finalists of the Boris Vian Piano Competition, in Paris. In 2013, with the trio LESS THAN FOUR, he won the 1st price of the jury and 1st public price at the Jazz In Oloron Competition, in France. The same year, he was finalist with the trio Less Than Four at the Europafest Jazz Competition in Bucharest. Year 2015, David had an opportunity to perform as a semi-finalist of the great piano solo competition “Montreux Piano Solo Competition”, with Yaron Herman as head of the Jury and within the competition he became a semi-finalist of the UBS Public Prize organised by Montreux Jazz Festival. Year 2015, he won the 2nd prize of the Monaco Jazz Soloists competition 2015. So far, David had an opportunity to record with different jazz setups and perform in Europe (France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Romania), in Turkey and in Japan.

About Maxime Berton:

Born in 1988, he starts playing the saxophone at the age of 9. First he studies at the CIAM in Bordeaux and then in Agen where he gets his DEM (Musical Diploma) Jazz in 2006. Afterwards he goes to Paris to study in the Didier Lockwood's school (CMDL) for 2 years, There he meets major jazz figures like Bob Mintzer, Jerry Bergonzi, Benoit Sourisse or Emile Parisien. He gets his diploma in 2009 with “summa cum laude”. He wins soloist prices in Getxo in 2015 and in Paris in 2016. He played in the Django d’Or with Rhoda Scott and Didier Lockwood, with Nigel Kennedy in the Munich's Philharmonic, participated in « Rencontres » of Jean-Marc Brisson besides Stéphane Guillaume and shared the stage with Denis Leloup, Claude Egea and Baptiste Herbin in the Latitude Big Band or also with Benjamin Henocq at the Duc des Lombards in Paris. He also plays with Bernard Lubat, in the last project of Franck Totiller and frequently with Laurent Coulondre. He appears on Lou Tavano's « For You » in 2016, on Jeremy Bruyere's « Pictures » , on RP quartet's « Goat Rythm » and « Chicken Do It» in 2014 and 2016, on Grzegorz Wlodarczyk's « Confessions » in 2015, on Viktorija Gecyte and Julien Coriatt Orchestra's « Blue lake », on Roberto Negro Trio's « Downtown Sorry » in 2010, and also on « Better Days » Tom Frager's "Disque d’Or" in 2009 and many more.