Pianist, composer and arranger, Guillaume Marcenacs’ projects include collaborations with renowned musicians at festivals, on television, musical theatre and in jazz clubs.
His professional stage work has included the musicals; Miss Saigon (2011), Aspects of Love (2012), Jersey Boys (2013), Moeder ik wil bij de Revue (2014), Billy Elliot (2015), Beauty and the Beast (2016) and the record breaking The Lion King (2017) – with more than 3.3 million ticket sales and 1000 shows – the most visited musical in The Netherlands.
Originally from Sete in France, he established his jazz roots in Toulouse where he recorded with the band Big Muret.
He has played in the festivals of Carcassonne and Montauban with Dominique Rieux, worked with Bigbandbrass, has accompanied Nicoletta, and has toured with the Peruvian musician / composer Miguel Ulisses.
Guillaume’s wide and varied recording work includes his compositions with the saxophonist Max Ionata (2009).
He has also recorded in Dubai with the jazz trio Afif Brothers (2011), performing with kanun player Furat Qaduori and collaborating with the guitarist Kamal Mussalam.
Guillaume recorded and performed in Paris in a jazz trio with Xavier Roumagnac and Guillaume Marin (2012), before working on a studio recording with Anthony Davis and Andor Hordvath (2013).
In 2014 Guillaume produced, performed and arranged his first solo album in tribute to classic French songs, recorded at the famous Wisseloord Studios in The Netherlands.
Following the success of his solo album, Guillaume toured France, The Netherlands and Taiwan (2015) and accompanied Stefano Di Battista at the Sharjah Music Festival in the UAE (2016).
Guillaume is committed to inspiring children to foster a life long passion for music. He has developed a music education programme for the European School of The Hague (2017). He also created a fun, educational production for children called Hit with the 1970’s Dutch pop singer Monica.
In his new jazz album, pianist Guillaume Marcenac invites the Dutch voices Nadja Filtzer, Jurgen Donkers, Tess, Bryony Burns and Patricia Wisse, to give a new boost to the old French songs from his childhood. Their tone transforms these popular melodies with their gypsy jazz colours, brought about by the piano-double bass-guitar trio.
Each arrangement reflects many palettes and colors of the pianist’s musical universe, sublimating the singers’ different timbres and styles: cabaret for Nadja, Swing for Jurjen, modern jazz for Patricia, french glamour for Tess and sensuality for Bryony.