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Vilega in November 2019
Vilega in November 2019.
Background information
Birth nameDorian Pâquet
Born (2003-11-04) November 4, 2003 (age 17)
Paris,  France
GenresNeoclassicism, film score
Occupation(s)Composer, pianist
Years active2014 – present
Associated actsSinger-songwriter, poet

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Dorian Paul Yves Pâquet (born 4 November 2003), better known by his stage name Vilega, is a French composer and pianist.

Early life[edit]

Dorian Paul Yves Pâquet was born on November 4, 2003, in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. He lived in Aigues-Mortes, in the Gard, between 2004 and 2013.

Dorian begins practicing the piano in September 2007, at the age of three and a half, under the tutelage of Karine Tiersen at the Grau-du-Roi municipal music school. Initially influenced by classical music and Nouvelle Chanson, inspired by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Frédéric Chopin, as well as Georges Brassens, Boby Lapointe and many others, it is in his early teens that he expresses his interest in other genres such as jazz and electro swing.


In September 2013, Dorian leaves the Gard to move to Jacou, a town in the Montpellier area, with his parents and sister (born in 2006). On this occasion, after taking piano lessons in various structures during his first 6 years of practice, he turns to the music school of his new city of residence. It is here that he meets Susanne Bessière, an experienced teacher in her fifties. From the very first sessions, an unfailing complicity develops between teacher and student. This is how Dorian gives up his plans to train as an interpreter at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Montpellier 4 years later.



For himself (2014-2016)[edit]

Dorian officially begins to compose in March 2014, with the release of a Christmas song, Noël en famille. It is at this time that his first instrumental pieces are born: Jazzy, Arpèges, then a little later, Sous la pluie. Unofficially, he had already written and composed about twenty songs, whose melodies and lyrics were largely inspired by the pop songs of the 2000s and early 2010s. However, this remained in his personal archives because Dorian found them "totally meaningless and unnecessary for [his] future career" in which he already was.

Indeed, Dorian creates his official blog in December 2013.[1] It is then for him the unique way to share his first works internationally. He first promotes this website to his family and friends of his parents. It is only at the beginning of summer 2016 that he really manifests the desire to be more widely known for his music and literature. In this context, he requests (and obtains) the creation of an artist account on the Jamendo music platform, on which he publishes his first album, Douze ans déjà, on July 22, 2016.

Internet and social networks (2017-2018)[edit]

Dorian becomes officially known through the talent show at the Lunellois festival Un piano sous les arbres in August 2017, and then when he begins publishing scores on the MuseScore music community a year later. There he mainly shares romantic nocturnes, waltzes and - often collaboratively - ragtimes.[2] It was at this point that he chooses his pseudonym: Vi for Vincent, his mother's maiden name; Le for Michel Legrand, a French composer of film score whom he admires; Ga for Claude Garcia, the main character in the movie Dans la maison by François Ozon.

The MuseScore community introduces him to the French Romain Gandillet, with whom he often collaborates, and the American Andrew Kierszenbaum, whose songs he performs from time to time.

For movies (2019-present)[edit]

In 2016, the film L'Odyssée by Jérôme Salle, whose score was composed by Alexandre Desplat, is the first cinematographic work that makes the young pianist want to take up film music. His favorite movie, La La Land, was released a few months later.

On August 16, 2019, Vilega meets writer-director Henri Ballester-Colonna and his YouTube channel The Dream Manufactory on Facebook. Attracted by the experience, he applies to join the team as a composer of original music. Admitted, he composes part of the score of DUIS. L'école de la normalité,[3] then is again hired for the filmmaker's next project, Les lanternes de la résistance, to be released in 2022.

Other occupations[edit]


Short stories[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Vilega graduated with a baccalauréat scientifique in 2020. He now studies ancient and modern letters in a Classe Préparatoire aux Grandes Écoles (hypokhâgne-khâgne) at the Joffre high school in Montpellier.[4]




  • 2019: La voix des réprimés (with Louise Colas)
  • 2020: Quarantine Swatches




External links[edit]

Other articles of the topics music AND classical music : Romain Gandillet

Other articles of the topics classical music AND France : Romain Gandillet

Other articles of the topics music AND France : Romain Gandillet, Va Bene (L'Algérino song)

Other articles of the topic music : Carlo Prevale, Tarquini & Prevale, Giuseppe Visciano, Romain Gandillet, List of fictional music groups, Va Bene (L'Algérino song)

Other articles of the topic classical music : Romain Gandillet

Other articles of the topic France : Édouard Cointreau, Lycée Français de Luanda, Editing Elite One Championship 2019–2020, Joël Favreau, Romain Gandillet, Elis (company), Laurent Schwartz (oncologist)
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