Philippe BESSON :
hurdy gurdy, voices
He begins his musical studies with classical piano at the age of six and then he gives it up at 12 ,
for the hurdy gurdy. Philippe's musical trip leads him to the
world of Berrichon and Bourbonnais folklore where he starts his apprenticeship.
He contributes to a number of recordings.
In 1986, he wins, in regional award of Auvergne for young musicians, as a member of duo.
He starts a single carrier which aims at musical creation : His first recording "Air Libre"
comes out in Christmas 1992. He continues his musical experience from 1993 to 98 as
musician and musical manager in a band creating traditional dances.
In 1994, the "COMPAGNIE BESSON " is created.
.The musicians of this band come from very different styles such as
classical, jazz, ball... This band is dedicated, to the musical creation of a
new style for the Bourbonnais : to do a music with recent creations and a
traditional structure using musical instruments. . In 1997, the band comes out a recording, “ ISIS “ and wins the first prize of the international meetings of Sancoins In 1999, he publishes under his
name a recording dedicated to the dance: "EXCLUSIVEMENT DANSE!! Philippe
Besson traditional music “. In 2000, the COMPAGNIE BESSON publishes "FIBULE
musique traditionnelle contemporaine du Bourbonnais" .
Philippe is the owner of the first Alto hurdy gurdy created specially for him by Jean-Claude BOUDET in 2000.