PIAF SYMPHONIQUE


Performed by Isabell Boulay
Conductor : Alizé Lehon
Musical direction & arrangements :
Nobuyuki Nakajima
Accordion : Aurélien Noël
 Artistic Director : Gil Marsalla



For the first time, Isabelle Boulay performs the greatest songs of the world icon Edith Piaf accompanied by a symphony orchestra with original arrangements by Nobuyuki Nakajima.
Piaf Symphonic is set to perform with the world's greatest symphony ensembles, helping to preserve the
French musical heritage that is the envy of the world.
The audience will hear one of the most beautiful French voices, Isabelle Boulay, in a repertoire she has
mastered to perfection.
The arrangements for the symphony orchestra were specially written by one of the most gifted musicians
of his generation, Nobuyuki Nakajima.
Piaf Symphonic is the meeting of great music and popular music as a universal language that links us all...


Isabelle Boulay

PERFORMER




Born on July 6, 1972 in
Sainte-Félicité, Quebec, Isabelle Boulay is an international star.
Holder of 19 Félix awards and 2 Victory music awards, she holds the record,
along with Céline Dion, as the Quebec singer who has won the prestigious
Félix award for Female Artist of the Year the most times, 7
times. Isabelle Boulay has released 14 albums in her career,
selling over 4.5 million copies. She is one of the few French-speaking artists
to have sung with some of the greatest artists, including Gilbert Bécaud,
Charles Aznavour, Serge Lama, Francis Cabrel, Serge Reggiani, Rufus Wainwright,
Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton.

 

2022 will mark Isabelle
Boulay's 50th birthday and for this occasion she will perform on April 16 at
the Centre Vidéotron in Quebec City and on July 6 at the Olympia in Paris for
a brand-new show 'Les beaux jours'.

Gil Marsalla

PRODUCEUR & DIRECTOR

After a career as a musician, musical director, conductor and artistic director, his experience in stage direction and production soon led him to create his own performance company in 2001.
He has since worked with and contributed to the successful careers of numerous French artists
Piaf !The Show
Paris ! The Show
Douce France
Formidable !Aznavour, 
the Story of a Legend
& many more...
He received a standing ovation from the audience for every one of his shows in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Tokyo, Osaka, London, Prague, Athens and Rio de Janeiro. He refers to himself as a globeproducer and never tires of seeing the eyes light up in every person who comes to see his shows.

Nobuyuki Nakajima

MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS

Nobuyuki Nakajima is a Japanese musician, pianist, composer and arranger who resides in Paris. Recognized not only for his piano performances, but also for the elegance and sensitivity of his arrangements to subtle and vibrant orchestrations, whose writing relies on a deep and varied musical background.He took part in ’Together for Japan’, a concert in support of earthquake victims, alongside Jane Birkin on the 6th of April 2011 in Tokyo. He subsequently accompanied Jane Birkin during her world tour of 'Jane Birkin sings Serge Gainsbourg’ in the capacity of musical director, arranger and pianist. In 2016 he collaborated with the singer once again to record the album 'Birkin/Gainsbourg: The Symphony’ which was released in 2017 by Warner France and for which he composed the orchestral arrangements. He later joined her on stage once again for 'Gainsbourg the Symphony’ as arranger, pianist and musical director for the global tour that followed. Gil Marsala was struck by his work, talent and sensitivity and decided in 2017 to entrust him with the writing of the arrangements for Piaf the Symphony.

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Tour production contact :
DIRECTO PRODUCTIONS
34, Avenue Saint Sylvestre • 06100 Nice • France
+33 (0)4 92 09 13 27
g.marsalla@directoproductions.com

France, Europe g.marsalla@directoproductions.com + 33623404333 
Canada Station Bleue - ap.carriere@stationbleue.com 
United States Img Artists - ttumarkin@imgartists.com