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Pifarély & Courtois in Qatar – 5th Katara European Jazz Festival – November, 9th  at 7.45 pm – Katara (esplanade)

On the occasion of the 5th Katara European Jazz Festival, Institut Français du Qatar has the pleasure to invite the French jazzmen “Sclavis & Courtois” for an amazing performance in Katara.


Louis Sclavis will not be able to travel to Doha to join the Jazz Festival due to emergency reasons


The famous violonist Dominique Pifarély will come to perform with Vincent Courtois.


Dominique Pifarély modernized jazz violin, combining extraordinary technical skills with an inclusive idea of music-making. He has been soon very in-demand as a straight jazz player, but was soon in some of the more adventurous groups in Europe, too, including Mike Westbrook’s band (On Dukes’ Birthday, hatART) and the Vienna Art Orchestra.

He regularly performs in whole Europe, and has been touring in USA, Canada, Japan, India, Middle East, Latin America or Africa.


Vincent Courtois, cellist, has developed a unique musical exploration in the world of European music. He began by studying with great names in classical music. Reputed for the roundness of his sonority and the spontaneity of his phrasing, Vincent Courtois is a skillful instrumentalist who collaborates today with the most famous musicians such as Louis Sclavis or Michel Portal.

The success of this duo comes from the subtle balance between instrumental rigor and creative spontaneity.

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