Franck Monbaylet

Pianist, Composer, Orchestrator, Arranger


After a classical cursus at the music conservatory with the practice of the violin which I began to study at the age of 5, I became passionate for other music styles by practicing keyboards – synthesizers in rock and rhythm’n  blues bands, as a teenager, before devoting myself almost entirely to acoustic music with the piano and orchestration.

I then had the opportunity to play jazz, salsa, flamenco, South American (Brazil, Argentine) and African musics. Since, I merge them in my compositions, my arrangements and my orchestrations.

I have always had the chance to work with amazing artists, some of them famous.

Scenic and recording experience, participation in creations and creator of projects, piano, composition, orchestrations, arrangements and musical direction, for artists of:

 ✽French Variety, with Yves Duteil, album and tour “Respect” 1✨, Véronique Sanson, single “Et je l’appelle encore” 2✨, Serge Lama, album «Où sont passés nos rêves».

 ✽ Cinema with Sylvain Chomet (“Les triplettes de Belleville”) for the film Attila Marcel (Pathé) 3✨

 ✽ World music with the group Ocarina and Luis Rigou, alias Diego Modena (14 million albums sold) for whom I wrote pieces for Andean flutes

 ✽ Jazz with the Norwegian saxophonist Helene Arntzen and the “Grieg in blue” project that I initiated, jazz with my Quartet, Sextet and Quintet 4 and other groups under my name as well as with musicians like Dominique Bertram, Christian Martinez, Christian Brun, Thierry Farrugia, Loïc Pontieux, Mokhtar Samba, Linley Marthe, Eric Seva, Claude Egea, singers, Virginie Côte, Manu Leprince, Virginia Constantine, Rosa Ines Villegas

 ✽ Rap with Abd Al Malik (2 music awards), “Gibraltar” tour

Musicals with Sophie Delmas (1st role in Mamma Mia), creation of “Bonjour Paris” produced by Mr Pierre Cardin and ShowLlywood, with Philippe Chatel and his show “Emilie Jolie”, at the Mogador theater, at the Grand Rex

 ✽ Spanish music, 3 creations with Vicente Pradal, including one with Renaud Garcia Fons, La Nuit Obscure 5✨, Llanto (por ignacio sánchez mejías) and Pelleas y Melisanda


 1 – Composition Passeur de Lumière (lyrics Yves Duteil)

 2 – Nomination for the “Victoires de la Musique”

 3 – Best Film Score Award at the Beijing Film Festival (Beijing – China)

 4 – Finalist at the “Jazz sous les Pommiers” festival (Coutances)

 5 – Grand prize of the Charles Cros academy

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