Yvette Horner's CV

1922 Born in Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrénées, France
1952 Starts performing at the Tour de France bicycle race
1989 Horner plays next to the National Jazz Orchestra (conducted by Quincy Jones) to celebrate France’s bicentenary
1996 Awarded the Legión d’Honneurby François Mitterrand
1998 Styled by Jean-Paul Gaultier, Horner is invited to participate in Maurice Béjart’s remake of the ‘Casse-Noisette’ (‘The Nutcracker’) ballet
2005 Horner’s autobiography, ‘Le Biscuit dans la Poche’, is published
2011 Horner’s new album ‘Hors Norme’ (a duet with fellow accordionist Richard Galliano) is completed

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