Rémi Panossian (born 1983, Montpellier, France), started playing piano at the age of seven. He was only ten years old when he attended a Michel Petrucciani concert and got hooked on jazz. Rémi studied at the Montpellier Jazz School, not only learning musical theory and the history of jazz, but also improvisation at which he excelled. He took part in many master classes and had the good fortune to interact with such musical greats as Stéphane Kochoyan, Steve Coleman and Andy Milne.
After playing with writer Régine Détembel in Jazz Fest Wien 2000, the prestigious Vienna Jazz Festival, Rémi moved to Toulouse to further his musical studies. Within two years he graduated from the Toulouse College of Music where he received a National School of Music Certificate in Jazz and Improvised Music. Rémi taught jazz piano for 4 years at the Enfants du Jazz Workshop and currently teaches at the International Trio Session in Cape Breton when his touring schedule allows
After 2 duet cds, many concerts, and great collaborations (Aldo Romano, Francesco Bearzatti, Pierrick Pedron, Rick Margitza…) Remi Panossian, began the trio adventure on the end of 2009 with Maxime Delporte on double bass and Frederic Petitprez on drums.
The trio has released the album “Add fiction” on january 2011 which had a great reception from international press and audience. These three musicians are friends for a long time and the trio became immediatly a real Band ! Their unity is a wonderful strengh for their music which has been mostly described as being both Lyrical and Energetic.
The trio has been elected “Revelation of the year 2011″ by the french radio TSF JAZZ! and they’ve been invited to play a song at Olympia Hall Paris for the ” You and the night and the Music ” show.
In 2013 their 2nd album BBANG has been released and recieved a wonderful reception as well. And in 2015 They ‘ve released their 3rd album, produced and mixed by Eric Legnini, which has been “September selection ” by FIP Radio, TOP 10 french albums by The inrocks, Broadcasted by France Musique, France Inter, TSF Jazz and may others…
In Only 10Years the trio has performed more than 500 concerts in 36 countries such as France ,Japan, Outh Korea, China , India, Taiwan, Canada, Norway, Brasil, Germany, Venezuela, Portugal, Germany….
They ‘ve been invited on prestigious stages such as Tokyo jazz festival , Jarasum jazz festival, Guangzhou opera hall , Taichung jazz festival ( Taiwan ) New Morning, Montreal jazz Festival ,Jazz in Marciac, Jazz à Juan les pins, Nancy jazz pulsation , Vancouver jazz fest , Vladivostok jazz festival …
After an amazing concept album in 2017 with a lot of wonderful guest , they ‘are going to release their 5th album as a trio and touring the whole world to celebrate their 10th birthday !Besides his trio Remi has always continued his piano solo project with a lot of concerts in France and around the world on prestigious stages . Piano aux Jacobins , l’esprit du piano , JCC art center in seoul, indonesia, China, Japan…etc And he has just released an amazing solo album : DO. Do, the note Do ( C ) … “Do” means the “island” in Korean, the “way” in Japanese, the “stone” in Tibetan, ”to accomplish” in English … So many meanings to this word, so many internal resonances to Rémi Panossian for this new adventure. After touring the world with his trio, with whom he has just recorded a fourth album, it came to him as an obvious choice to reveal himself in a more intimate, solo piano.
Rémi Panossian has been regularly performing solo since his debut.
But it is in 2016 , between two solo tours in Asia, that the desire to engrave this music grows.
Lover of melodies, his lives are energetic, captivating, and organic. On stage, Rémi Panossian gives life to his music, between poetic delicacy, rock references, and flamboyant lyrical style.
In order to be closer to what animates him, for his first solo album, he teamed up with his friend and longtime accomplice the trumpeter, composer Nicolas Gardel to whom he confides the artistic direction.
They decided to record live, without touch-ups to stay close to emotion.