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Mélodie Gimard - Numen

Mélodie Gimard - Numen

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On her delightful debut album, Numen,  French pianist, composer and arranger, Mélodie Gimard, has delivered an album of absolute wonder which promises to leave you breathless. Gimard, a founding member of the Pescaitos Flamenco Quartet and Trio Zuloaga, is a distinguished talent and winner  of the Prix d’Excellence for piano and chamber music.

Working in Barcelona, her compositions and improvisations are uniquely characterised by her studies in classical piano and flamenco. The creativity and virtuosity of this young pianist is clear, both in her musical arrangements and in the sensitivity of her touch.

Despite her youth, she has also served as musical director for a number of shows in various national and international festivals such as the Semaine Flamenco Festival in France and the Malaga Biennial, sharing the stage with artists such as Miguel de la Tolea, Carlos Sarduy, Moises Navarro and Jose Manuel Álvarez.

In Latin the word “Numen” means spiritual presence, and the album title refers to freedom of expression and inspiration. In her compositions, we find influences from both traditional and contemporary flamenco. As a former dancer, Gimard translates the movements from flamenco dances into music. El Chozas de Jerez, Manolo Caracol, Moraito, Bebo Valdes, Ibrahim Maalouf and Tigran Hamasyan, all form part of the variated creative “Numen” that inspired Gimard.

Performed with an exquisite line up of the new Spanish and Cuban generation of musicians in the field of flamenco and jazz, the music on Numen references her roots  and fearless approach to the piano.

Her knowledge for folklore and classics, results in a beautiful oeuvre by one of the most exciting pianists of her generation.

Writing in Moors Magazine, Holly Moors said: “I have been listening breathlessly and I have to conclude that this album only gets better with every turn, because this is truly a modern masterpiece. “The album lasts almost an hour, but that is still far too short for me.”


1. Numen (06:53)
2. Vida mía (05:36)
3. Qué Sería? (05:07)
4. Cayó al suelo parte 1 (04:15)
5. Deja vivir parte 2 (04:09)
6. Laberinto (06:34)
7. Ideas sin palabras (06:43)
8. Glosa a Caracol (05:00)
9. Zaïda (04:00)
10. De bronce (06:56)

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    Mélodie Gimard
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    May 2020
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