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What a wonderful curriculum for this great virtuoso of Accordion. Jean-Marc Torchy, my friend, under your golden fingers, this instrument from the past was restored its nobleness. From classical music to dance, from stage to CD, you fill all the friends of music and dance, either music lover or layman, with enthusiasm. You bring your public in a magic universe. You know how to pass on the values of your art. Your sense of perfection, your modesty, your joy in life are the privilege of Artists, aren't they?
Your friend: André Chevrioux
Jean-Marc TORCHY is kindness, talent and simplicity, the whole combined in one single athlete of accordion which he loves practising. Being a musician almost too complete would be his sole handicap! Either classical - of course- Musette or folk, he does perform every music style to perfection. Marcel AZZOLA and Joe ROSSI made him discover free bass accordion and the classical repertoire. Jean-Marc has found his way and is talented in playing ROSSINI, BACH, KATCHATOURIAN and so on. Winner of both the price of the President of the Republic, and of World Cups in Hamburg, Jean-Marc acquired a great fame as a concert performer. With the Chevalier's Quartet, he played an active part in the growth of accordion in classical music. After a particularly successful hearing, he was congratulated by the famous violinist: SIR YEHUDI MENUHIN, which is an exceptional privilege for a young accordionist. He worked as a music teacher at the French National Education and at the conservatory. Composer, songwriter, interpreter, member of the SACEM (French private entity in charge of protecting, representing and providing services for music authors and composers, and for the creation of original music), Jean-Marc records on CDs some of the greatest dance standards as well as his own original compositions in collaboration with the greatest names of Accordion.
Besides his recordings, we can discover Jean-Marc TORCHY's playing excellence in classical concert, in dance with his group, and by the side of several artists: LENY ESCUDERO, DEMIS ROUSSOS, ALICIA, ALEXANDRA SLAVIA... as well as on the stage of the CETTE MARIANNE THEATRE and on both regional and national channels like FRANCE 3, FRANCE 2, TF1, Radio France, RCF etc... We discovered his recordings with enthusiasm and hope you will feel as much pleasure in listening them as we had in producing them.