Yannick Robert is a French guitar player with a very unique finger playing technique and a very melodic phrasing.
Born in Brittany, north-west part of France, he starts playing guitar at the age of 14, after having played accordion and celtic instruments (bagpipe, bombard, Irish whistle...).
This is the beginning of the celtic influence we will find in his future projects. His first years of cassical guitar and finger-picking are determinant for the development of his very personal finger technique.
He starts studying at the CIM of Paris (he will be award-winning of the National jazz contest of La Défense in 1982), then he goes to Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Hollywood in 1985 and 1986. He will meet there Scott Henderson, Joe Pass, Robben Ford, but also Belgian drummer André Charlier and bass-player Benoît Vanderstraeten with whom he will set up a trio and record his first album “Le Pendule”. (Aurophon)