Jean-Claude Vannier

Born: March 4th, 1943, Bécon-les-Bruyères, Greater Paris (France)
Nationality: French

Jean-Claude Vannier is a self-taught pianist and arranger. He arranged for almost all the greats in French popular music, such as Gilbert Bécaud, Françoise Hardy, Georges Moustaki, Julien Clerc, and Véronique Sanson. Vannier also wrote the music to TV series and feature films, including ‘Les guichets du Louvre’ (1974) and ‘Les amants reguliers’ (2003). Six live solo albums as well as some instrumental records performed, composed, and produced by Vannier himself were released between 1972 and 2005.

Jean-Claude Vannier was the arranger and conductor of the 1973 Monegasque entry ‘Un train qui part’ (lyrics by Boris Bergman, music by Bernard Liamis), which was sung by Marie (Marie-France Dufour) who attained a shared eight spot in the Eurovision Song Contest held in Luxembourg that year.

In due course, a more extensive biography of Jean-Claude Vannier will be published on this website



Songs conducted
1973: Un train qui part