..........Ambassadress of the shakuhachi, the emblematic bamboo flute of Japan,
Véronique Piron is a master-performer in the style
heritated by famous Katsuya Yokoyama:
the sound is deep, powerfull, rich in colors, and always in research.
Véronique Piron performs as a solo, in duets with Western and Japanese artists, from traditional to contemporary music, in France, Europe and further. She has been heard at the Champs Elysées theater, the Flute Convention in Paris, at the International Contemporary Music Festival Arsmusica in Brussels, at the International Shakuhachi Festival in Tôkyô, in Sydney...
From improvisation to creation, Véronique Piron explores different playing techniques and styles of expression to enrich a new repertory with creative musicians, composers, by meeting other musical cultures, and accompany writters in public lectures...
In a opened mood, with a sharing mind and the concern of an authentic transmission, Véronique Piron participes to the development of the European shakuhachi network born in 2006: summerschools, teaching, publishing, creating new pieces, what brings her to develop her teaching approach on Japanese music and a shakuhachi course.
She holds a Shihan licence from Katsuya Yokoyama and his school (KSK, Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshûkan), received in Japan while awarded a Lavoisier research grant of the French government, then a French State Diploma and a Professor Licence for teaching traditional music, while she teaches at a local conservatorium in Brittany (EMPB, Ille et Vilaine).
Next European Shakuhachi Summerschool in July in Denmark!
Bird registrations are already opened, visit the website with all the informations
ONNA (women), ongoing new project!