Pierre De Bethmann
Born in 1965 and raised in Paris, France, Pierre de Bethmann began classical piano lessons at age 6, only later discovering the world of jazz. He continued his musical and regular studies apace, graduated from ESCP in 1987 (major French graduate school of management), and studied one year at Berklee College of Music (Boston) in 1989. He actually started working as a management consultant for five years, before abandoning the desk to become a fulltime professional musician in 1995.
He first co-founded trio PRYSM with Christophe Wallemme and Benjamin Henocq. From 1995 to 2001, Prysm recorded four albums on Blue Note, performed over fifty concerts a year, including tours in the U.S., Japan and the Middle East.
He then raised another project in 2001, under the code name ILIUM, exclusively based on original music, which recorded five albums in different combos, and lately a 12 piece MEDIUM...