PIAF SYMPHONIQUE


Performed by Anne Carrere
 Produceur & Director : Gil Marsalla
Musical direction & arrangements :
Nobuyuki Nakajima
Accordion : Guy Giuliano



For the first time, Anne Carrere, the unforgettable voice of Piaf ! Theshow performs the greatest songs of international icon Edith Piaf accompanied by a symphony orchestra with original arrangements by Nobuyuki Nakajima.

« …I have had this project in mind for so many years and I am very happy that it can finally be premiered at the Nice Opera. It is a great responsibility to engage in such an ambitious project that strangely had not been imagined and carried out before today.
Piaf Symphonic is expected to be performed in the largest classical venues with the major symphonic
ensembles from around the world and contribute to preserve our lavish French musical legacy.
The public will hear one of the most beautiful  voices in the world, Anne Carrere in a repertoire that she masters to  perfection.
The arrangements for symphonic orchestra have been specially written by one of the most talented musicians
of his generation, Nobuyuki Nakajima, who recently gave us the somptuous Gainsbourg Symphonique.
Piaf Symphonic is the reunion of great music and popular music as a universal language that
connects all of us… »

Gil Marsalla,
Produceur & Director


Anne Carrere

performer

Anne Carrere made her debut in large-scale musical theatre as the star of Piaf ! The Show. A native of South of France, she began preparing for a stage career in her early teens, studying voice, acting, and a variety of vocal and dance styles at the renowned art school Salon-de-Provence. She later pursued classical musical training, playing flute and piano.
Before seriously pursuing her passion for the traditional French chanson, Anne participated in numerous French talent competitions and TV shows, showcasing her singing and dancing skills in diverse styles including classical, jazz and Modern Jazz Gil Marsalla, producer and director of PIAF ! THE SHOW, first met future star Anne Carrere in 2014, when she auditioned for another of his productions PARIS ! THE SHOW. Captivated by her skills and natural charisma, Marsalla offered her the role of Edith Piaf in his new production.
Equally impressed with Carrere were Piaf’s longtime collaborators, composer Charles Dumont, Ginou Richer, Personal Piaf secretary, and singer Germaine Ricord, who described Anne’s skills as “that of Edith Piaf at the top of her career.

Gil Marsalla

Produceur & Director

After a career as a musician, musical director, conductor and artistic director, his experience in stage direction and production soon led him to create his own performance company in 2001.
He has since worked with and contributed to the successful careers of numerous French artists
Piaf !The Show
Paris ! The Show
Douce France
Formidable !Aznavour, 
the Story of a Legend
& many more...
He received a standing ovation from the audience for every one of his shows in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Tokyo, Osaka, London, Prague, Athens and Rio de Janeiro. He refers to himself as a globeproducer and never tires of seeing the eyes light up in every person who comes to see his shows.

Nobuyuki Nakajima

Musical arrangements

Nobuyuki Nakajima is a Japanese musician, pianist, composer and arranger who resides in Paris. Recognized not only for his piano performances, but also for the elegance and sensitivity of his arrangements to subtle and vibrant orchestrations, whose writing relies on a deep and varied musical background.He took part in ’Together for Japan’, a concert in support of earthquake victims, alongside Jane Birkin on the 6th of April 2011 in Tokyo. He subsequently accompanied Jane Birkin during her world tour of 'Jane Birkin sings Serge Gainsbourg’ in the capacity of musical director, arranger and pianist. In 2016 he collaborated with the singer once again to record the album 'Birkin/Gainsbourg: The Symphony’ which was released in 2017 by Warner France and for which he composed the orchestral arrangements. He later joined her on stage once again for 'Gainsbourg the Symphony’ as arranger, pianist and musical director for the global tour that followed. Gil Marsala was struck by his work, talent and sensitivity and decided in 2017 to entrust him with the writing of the arrangements for Piaf the Symphony.

Anne Carrere - (c) Stéphane Kerrad

Tour production contact :
DIRECTO PRODUCTIONS
34, Avenue Saint Sylvestre • 06100 Nice • France
+33 (0)4 92 09 13 27
g.marsalla@directoproductions.com

Contact North America
Annick Patricia Carriere, Agence Station Bleue
ap.carriere@stationbleue.com