Romain Bertheau (b.1983) is a french Keyboard player (Pianoforte, Harpsichord, Organ, Synth) and a composer of electroacoustic music. He studied in Paris and won many international first prizes for his instrumental interpretations ranging from renaissance music to contemporary music (the piano competition of “Euroregion d’Arras” in 2000 ; the Early music competition ”Maurizio Pratola” in 2013 for his harpsichord performance…)
After his music studies, he shared his life with peoples throughout Asia during which he recorded hundreds of hours of traditional songs.
His instrumental work is characterized by diverse influences ranging from Oriental music to Renaissance European music and recently he is extending his researching in the fields of microtonality. On his keyboard work the intervals, precisely tuned, are played at subtle volumes, which generates a multitude of differences and combinations of sounds, phasing, beats and auditory illusions. As an improviser, the instruments he plays are varied, including Piano, Pianoforte, Harpsichord, Baroque and Renaissance Organ, Harmonium, Shakuhachi, Tchonguri and Jew’s harp.