Richard Galliano

LONDON Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street


The New York Times described Richard Galliano as ‘an accordionist of extraordinary skill and virtuosity, who owns the emotional flourishes of French musette and Argentinian tango.’

This concert presents Richard Galliano at his most powerful, stripping away amplification and accompanists to give a gloriously lyrical solo recital.

He was inspired by the “New Tango” of Astor Piazzolla to create his own music, which takes inspiration from jazz improvisation and ranges exuberantly from JS Bach to the glories of the French chanson.

"Richard Galliano has... rescued a traditional music - in this case the French musette - from the grip of nostalgic cliché"

(The Guardian)