About Yann Tiersen
Guillaume Yann Tiersen is an avant-garde French musician, and his creations very often appear in the melodies of the piano, the accordion and the violin. In particular, the famous musical accompaniment to films like Amélie from Montmartre and the Good bye Lenin.
He was born in 1970 in Brest. He learned to play the piano at the age of four and the violin at the age of six. In Rennes, he studied violin and piano at fourteen years old, and later served as a conductor. In the 1980s, he influenced the wave of rock and post punk. Yann honed his musical skills when he played with several groups on the local rock scene. When his group disbanded a few years later he began to record music solo. His first track melds genres such as folk, chanson, and Waltz, with many different instruments like violin, accordion, piano, and xylophone. His music has gained the admiration and recognition of many listeners around the world.