Biographie
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1956
born in Langrune-sur-mer in the Calvados Departement in Normandy

Childhood and school years in Caen, Normandy, France

in concert

1974
after finishing school, moved to Germany to improve her language skills

1976
first public performances in Berlin clubs as an accompanist

1977
tours as accompanist for various singers in West Germany

1978
more club tours in West Germany

1979
cooperation with Klaus Hoffmann on the LP "Westend" and on two major hall tours, during which the second live double-album with Klaus Hoffmann was produced: "Ein Konzert"

1980
work with the well-known German singer and song-writer, Hannes Wader, for his long-playing record "Es ist an der Zeit"

1981
tours with Hannes Wader

first solo LP "Premiere" released

first work for TV and radio programmes as a soloist

1982
founded her own band, the "Auvrettes"

first " Auvrettes” tour in spring

radio and TV programmes in Germany and Denmark

1983
more performances with Wader (including some in Helsinki, Moscow and Paris)

second long-playing record "Paradiso"

first 45-minute portrait on German television (ARD)

from them on regular long tours with the Auvrettes

1985
second 45-minute feature on German television (ARD): "The house in Normandy"

third album: "Ensemble".

1987
fourth Auvray long-playing record: "D'accord"

1988
the first of many trips to Martinique (Caribbean) brings musical influences

worked in the studios with many well-known musicians, including as composer

1989
participated in a festival in Fort-de-France on Martinique

recordings and, at the same time, her first major film role in the TV children's film "Lydie and Her Accordion"

"Jaques Brel Retrospective Tour" together with other musicians, including Klaus Hoffmann and Mort Schumann

took part in the second album of the Rainbirds

film music (including the title number) for the ZDF TV series "Die schnelle Gerdi" with Senta Berger

fifth record production: "Live"

1990
more film music, e.g. "Mannsbilder" and "Sendung mit der Maus"

was awarded the Upper Swabian Cabaret Prize of the City of Ravensburg

1991
sixth album: "3/4"

more studio work, including jazz productions

1992
jubilee concert at the Old Opera House in Frankfurt on the occasion of her 15-year stage jubilee and 10 years of the band's existence

publication of the compilation album "10 Ans"

1993
wedding with Franck Picot from Martinique and birth of daughter Cannelle. From then on Lydie's two main topics have been her music and her daughter

1994
eighth album: "Tango Terrible"

1995
CD "Octavons" was released

1996
as always regular media appearances, and also

a spring and an autumn tour … and the loyalty of the public goes on

1997
"Bonjour Soleil"
, the 10th album with the Orchester Pro Arte of Düsseldorf, and others

15th year of the "Auvrettes" / 20th stage jubilee

1998
release of two compilation albums: "Instrumentals" and "Best of"

1999
the new CD was released in autumn: "En Concert" a live recording of the spring 99 tour with new and old works

2001
11th album: "Triangle”
produced by Markus Tiedemann

Adax Doersam leaves the "Auvrettes"
Markus Tiedemann replaces him as the new guitarist

Lydie receives a new "Pigini" accordeon, especially built for her. It is smaller and lighter, and it's sound is a quite sohisticated.

2002
Lydie celebrates two anniversaries: 25 years on stage and 20 years with her band "Les Auvrettes". With lots of friends and colleagues honoring her, she gives a 3 hour concert in the "Großer Sendesaal" of the West Germany Radio in Cologne.









Lydie Auvray (german) - biography - media - in concert







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