Gabriel Cazes is an artist, a composer and a multi-instrumentalist with the piano at its core.

Since 2010 his music has accompanied plays performed in the largest European theaters: the Burgtheater in Vienna, the National Theater in Oslo and the Volskbühne in Berlin.

It was in the famous Berlin hall that in autumn 2019, his notes and chords resonated, for An Odyssey, directed by Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson. It is also in 2019 that Die Edda, whose music constitutes the heart of the play, receives the prize for the best staging of the year in Germany. This creation by the Icelandic director inspired by the great Nordic sagas is performed in Hanover.

The companionship between Gabriel Cazes and Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson, is already long with many pieces: King Lear in Constance, Romeo and Juliet in Mainz, Tartuffe in Trier, Hamlet in Hanover, Much ado about nothing in Wettingen in Switzerland.

The collaboration between the two artists began with Mutter Courage, a piece for which Gabriel Cazes is invited to work as musical director and performer. Created at the Théâtre of Konstanz in Germany, this interpretation of Bertolt Brecht's play won the prize for the best foreign play at the International Festival of Erbil in Iraq in 2011.

For each production, Gabriel Cazes draws on the musical talents of the actors ... and the unsuspected resources of musical instruments that are found in different German theaters. He thus mounts his training and creates a unique musical world of which he becomes the conductor

At the same time as his theater career, Gabriel Cazes created in London with the bassist Marc Arciero, the rock band We-are-Z. Where he perfomrs as a front man. Their album Animal was released in 2017. We are Z tours in England, France and Russia.

In 2010, Gabriel Cazes ended a two-year stay in Montreal, during which he met Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson and accompanied artists from the Brazilian or hip hop scene, in the most prestigious musical places of the city. He wrote his first songs in Quebec and released an E.P. titled One man music show

In 2005, he was "the keyboard" of La Grande Sophie, for a tour of 150 concerts, for more than a year on European stages.

Previously, he joined a group of Californian musicians in Brooklyn N.Y., joined several groups, and in clubs in Manhattan, accompanied on keyboard and percussion, artists from the folk, rock and soul scene.

In 1999, he was 18 years old and moved to Paris where he studied jazz piano for three years at the Atla school.

He is currently composing for a play which will be premiered at the Volksbühne in Berlin as soon as the theatrical season reopens.

 

Gabriel lives in Paris, France.

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