When Is It Classical?

Fortunately not a question we have to answer too often here at The Ice Stream as we play all sorts! Born in Brittany in 1970 Yann Tiersen’s musical career is split between studio albums, collaborations and film soundtracks. Whatever you decide, he is an excellent addition to our repertoire and we think he could easily be confused as a classical composer even if he doesn’t consider himself to be one.


Yann says “I’m not a composer and I really don’t have a classical background. My real focus is on touring and studio albums which just happen to often be suitable for film”. His most famous soundtrack for the film “Amélie” was primarily made up from tracks taken from his first three studio albums.

His latest album is his ninth and is called “Eusa” and was released in Spetember 2016.