Frédéric Viale learns music at the Accordion Club Cannes La Bocca Mouans-Sartoux. His teacher is none other than Lucien Galliano2, father of Richard Galliano to whom we owe the renaissance of the accordion in the world of jazz3. He learned the bandoneon that he plays in formations that honor the Argentine culture: Alma Tango, Meditango or Tango Voz. In June 2018, he paid tribute to Astor Piazzola during a concert at the Nice Opera where he was accompanied by the solo musicians of the Opera4.
Frédéric Viale plays his own compositions but he also offers his own interpretation of pieces such as La chanson des vieux amants by Gérard Jouannest, Indifférence by Joseph Colombo and Tony Murera, Song for Abdullah by Kenny Barron or Sous les ponts de Paris by Vincent Scotto.
In 2011, Frederic Viale creates his own band and plays with Brazilian musicians: Natallino Neto on bass, Zaza Desiderio on drums and Nelson Veras on guitar. He also performs in a quintet and reunites with his accomplice Emanuele Cisi, as well as Aldo Zunino on double bass, Humberto Amesquita on trombone and Adam Pache on drums.