Yann Tiersen

Music , Latin and world Royal Albert Hall , Knightsbridge Monday October 30 2017
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Yann Tiersen

Enormously talented Breton composer and multi-instrumentalist Tiersen is best known for his crisp piano balladry and woozy accordion waltzes, especially those written for the multi-million-selling 'Amelie' soundtrack. Live, though, he often favours rockier presentations.

Venue name: Royal Albert Hall
Contact:
Address: Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP
Opening hours: Tours run daily 10.30am-4.30pm (Apr-Oct), 10.30am-3.30pm (Nov-Mar)
Transport: Tube: South Kensington

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Jo Gowans
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This week I was treated to a rare performance of Yann unaccompanied at the Barbican. To hear his compositions played in their purest form, and in such a humble and intimiate setting, was beautiful beyond description. Alone on the stage and sipping from a bottle of beer, Yann appeared quite unassuming, but his music was truly captivating. Playing across piano, violin and toy piano, his music evoked a complex and touching narrative which had me in tears within minutes.