Pirly Zurstrassen was born on April 15th 1958 in Verviers/Belgium. He initially taught himself to play the piano and has since then extensively composed for stage, dance, TV as well as for his own projects. He performed in Europe and Africa and has made around 20 recordings under his own name. In his latest project entitled “le Chant des Artisans” he exclusively plays accordion alongside the Tric Trac Trio and Paul Hermant.
In addition, he teaches ear training, practical jazz harmony and sight reading at the department of jazz of the Brussels Royal Conservatory.