Ambassadress of the shakuhachi, the emblematic bamboo flute of Japan,
Véronique Piron is a master-performer in the style transmited by famous Katsuya Yokoyama:
the sound is deep, powerfull, rich in colors, and always in research.
From traditional to contemporary music, as a soloist, in duets with Japanese and Western artists, Fumie Hihara, Etsuko Chida…, Véronique Piron has been heard in France and elsewhere, at the Guimet Museum, the Flute Convention in Paris, at the International Contemporary Music Festival Arsmusica in Brussels, at the L’Auditori in Barcelona, at the International and European Shakuhachi Festivals, etc.
From improvisation to creation, Véronique Piron explores different playing techniques and styles of expression to enrich a new repertory with creative musicians, composers, Lydia Domancich, Rika Suzuki…, bringing her to her own research and compositions.
On her way, she joined Zingaro theater (France), for the creation of its ultimate production Ex-Anima, on the thema of breath, between 2017 and 2019.
Transmission. In a spirit of openness, sharing, authenticity, Véronique Piron is committed to the creation of the European shakuhachi network in 2006, and the developement of shakuhachi transmission. She holds a ”Shihan licence” from Katsuya Yokoyama in Japan while awarded a Lavoisier research grant of the French government, a ”French State Diploma” and a ”Professor Licence” for teaching traditional music.
photo © Eric Legret