Frédéric Viale, French composer and arranger chooses the accordion path following his sister and his friends. At 8 he makes his father’s dream true, before to move in France, nobody of his family of North Italy origin could afford musical studies.
More contemplative than studious, Frédéric attends Lucien Galliano’s classes. Thanks to his passion and his skills he pursues his studies with Astor Piazzolla, Richard Galliano, Stéphane Grappelli e Django Reinhardt. Very soon he is invited to play in dance floor where he meets the vicissitudes of human society. This is a kind of shock for the young accordionist living in the calm countryside of Cannes; curious and independent, Frédéric spends hours looking at the nature. All his plays show this emotion, intimate and extroverted at the same time.
He integrates his jazz education listening to several styles. In the meantime he learns the repertory of André Astier, José Baselli, Gus Viewfinder, Jo Privat, Tony Murena. He starts to study bandoneon; self-taught he maintains an honest and handmade approach to his art, based on the hard work and a simple modesty who donates to his music a major sensibility. His aim is not the show, he rather wishes to touch people’s hearts.
He gets invited to play with Jean-Marc Jafet and soon well-known jazz artist encourage him to compose.
He releases his first album “Paradise” in 2004, “Lames Latines” recorded in Rio in 2008.
For the third album “La Belle Chose” highly acclaimed, he creates a quartet, which whom he records also the next one. The project “Les Racines du Ciel” offers a modern approach where he shows a strong and shining melancholy which pays tribute to his father ‘Goyone a Louis’.
His last album “Pars en Thèse Jazz” released in 2018, has been recorded in Turin with Emanuele Cisi sax tenor, Aldo Zunino double bass, Humberto Amesquita trombone, and Adam Pache drums.
In each of his albums, the key element is the jazz, combined then, with his musical and human influences such as Brazil warmth, the South naturalness and the rich consistency. In the composition, his creativity led to reflect on the world with raw feelings of courage, desire and improvement. It doesn’t matter if he is inspired by the frenzy of a crowded street or by the pacific beauty of the nature, since his deep and colorful melodies alternate moments of sadness and euphoria.
Frédéric made his music demanding but at the same time accessible to everyone, to share it with who has the accordion passion, with who has discovered it recently, and above all, with who, before to listen it, had a restrictive view towards the accordion, instrument that Frédéric can use keeping its popular meaning giving a sense of nobility.