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Biography

Vincent Lhermet is one of the most remarkable French accordionist of his generation. He graduated from the Sibelius Academy (class of Matti Rantanen), the Paris Conservatoire CNSMDP and the Paris-Sorbonne University. A laureate of the Arrasate-Hiria international competition, and finalist at the Gaudeamus Interpreters competition in Amsterdam, he is the first accordionist in France to have ever completed a PhD in Music Performance, with a research on the Accordion contemporary repertoire in Europe since 1990 under the supervision of Laurent Cugny and Bruno Mantovani.
He has performed at such festivals as Printemps des Arts de Monte Carlo, Festival d’Art lyrique d’Aix en Provence, Festival de Musica de Camara d’Aguascalientes, Musica Nova, Musiques Démesurées, Rencontres Contemporaines, le Printemps des Arts de Monte Carlo, le Festival Radio-France de Montpellier, le Festival des Forêts, Schwetzinger Festspiele, alongside percussionist Brian Archinal, violist Gérard Caussé, cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca, viola da gamba performer Marianne Muller, clarinettist Michel Portal, cymbalist Françoise Rivalland among many others. Vincent Lhermet has premiered more than fifty works by composers from around the world, including Franck Bedrossian, Tomas Bordalejo, Bernard Cavanna, Frédéric Durieux, Francesco Filidei, Philippe Hersant, Victor Ibarra, Martin Iddon, Martin Matalon, Florent Motsch, François Narboni, Annette Schlünz, Miroslav Srnka, Jorge Torres Saenz, Jukka Tiensuu with prestigious ensembles and orchestras such as Orchestre d’Auvergne, Orchesta Sinfonica de la Universidad de Guanajuato, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Secession orchestra, Ensemble Court-Circuit, conducted by Charles Barbier, Arie van Beek, Guillaume Bourgogne, Jean Deroyer, Roberto Fores-Veses, Clément Mao-Takacs, Pierre-André Valade.
Several of his concerts have been recorded and broadcasted by the Finnish National Broadcasting Corporation (YLE), the SWR, the national portuguese Radio and France Musique.
Pursuant to his debut recording Correspondances (2014), Rameau, yesterday and today (2015) and 13 créations pour un Festival (2017), a recording of his gamba-accordion duo with Marianne Muller has just been released in September 2018 under the famous Harmonia Mundi label.
His new recording, Cantares Mexicanos, a trbute to the Aztec poetry in the nahuatl language will be released on september 10, 2019 under the Tempus Clasico label.
A fellow of the Banque Populaire, MMSG, Meyer, Paulo, Luses, Safran foundations and laureate of the Charles Oulmont Foundation Music Prize 2018, Vincent Lhermet is a professor at both the Boulogne-Billancourt and Lille Music Academies and is regularly invited to give conferences and masterclasses in numerous Academies throughout the world.