The accordionist Vincent Lhermet has a very special path compared to the musicians of his generation. Winner of Arrasate-Hiria and finalist in the Gaudeamus interpreters international competitions, he graduated from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki under the direction of Matti Rantanen, the Paris Conservatory and the Paris-Sorbonne University. After conducting a research on the Contemporary Accordion Repertoire in Europe since 1990 under the direction of Laurent Cugny and Bruno Mantovani, he is the first accordionist in France holding an interpreting doctorate.
Vincent Lhermet is known worldwide both as a soloist and ensemble in several orchestras (Orchestre d’Auvergne, Orchestre philharmonique de Nice, Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire, Ensemble Court-Circuit, Secession Orchestra). He took part in festivals like the Printemps des Arts di Monte Carlo, Musiques Démesurées, Les Rencontres Contemporaines, Musica Nova, Festival des Forêts, Festival Radio France de Montpellier. He collaborated with Brian Archinal, Gérard Caussé, Michel Portal, Vladimir Percevic, and in inAttendus duo with the violinist Marianne Muller. He works to enrich the accordion repertoire in co-operation with composers such as Franck Bedrossian, Tomas Bordalejo, Frédéric Durieux, Francesco Filidei, Philippe Hersant, Martin Iddon, Martin Matalon, Annette Schlünz Miroslav Srnka, Thierry Tidrow Jukka Tiensuu Mikel Urquiza.
Recently, he has added three albums to his discography: Correspondances (CNSMDP/Meyer), Rameau, hier et aujourd’hui (Klarthe/Harmonia Mundi) et Créations pour un festival (Printemps des Arts).
He currently teaches at the CRR of Boulogne-Billancourt, at the pole of Paris-Boulogne and at the High School of Music and Dance in Lille.