Patrick Fiori Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Patrick Fiori is a French singer of Armenian origin.


Patrick Fiori, born Patrick Jean-François Chouchayan, was born on Tuesday, September 23, 1969 (53 years old; since 2022) in Marseille, France. Her zodiac sign is Libra. Growing up, he spent time in Marseilles in the south of France, and occasionally in Ajaccio in Corsica. At 12, he began to make music thanks to the encouragement of Franck Fernandel, who offered him a role in the musical La Légende des Santonniers. At 16, he recorded his first song “Stéphanie” with the money he received from his parents. He then recorded other songs such as “Dans ton regard” and “Le Cœur à fleur d’amour”.

Physical appearance

Eye colour: Dark brown

Hair color: Dark brown

Patrick Fiori

Family and ethnicity

He is of Armenian descent.

Parents and siblings

Marie Antoinette Fiori was her mother’s name. His father is Jacques Chouchayan. The author’s father escaped the Armenian Genocide with his family. He has five other siblings.

Pattrick Fiori's parents Marie Antoinette Fiori and Jacques Chouchayan attend French TV show 'Vivement Dimanche'

Pattrick Fiori’s parents Marie Antoinette Fiori and Jacques Chouchayan attend French TV show ‘Vivement Dimanche’

Relationships/Affairs, Wife, Children

Patrick Fiori and Julie Zenatti had a romantic relationship for eight years. The two met during the production of Notre-Dame de Paris where they both played leading roles. During their romantic relationship, Fiori and Zenatti took part in a collaborative artistic process where they wrote and composed for each other and for others. It was Fiori who wrote Zenatti’s first and most important hit, “Si je m’en sors”. Even after their separation, they remained close and met whenever they could.

Julie Zenatti

Julie Zenatti

Fiori was in a relationship with singer Lara Fabian, Canadian-Belgian between 1998 and 2000.

Lara Fabianra Fabian

Lara Fabianra Fabian

Patrick Fiori and Ariane Quatrefages’ wedding took place in June 2008. Quadrefages was a runner-up in the 1999 Miss Rhône-Alpes pageant and finished fourth in the 2000 Miss France pageant. In 2009, they welcomed their first child, Sevan. The couple welcomed their second child in 2014. Several songs were written by Ariane with her husband Fiori.

Patrick Fiori with Ariane Quatrefages

Patrick Fiori with Ariane Quatrefages


Original hits until 1993

Participating in the program Les Habits du Dimanche by Léon Zitrone helped him gain notoriety. Gilbert Montagné invited him to open a number of shows in 1987. His later show schedule also included openings for other well-known artists like Michèle Torr and Barry White. In 1992, when the Francophonie was on the move, he enjoyed great success with “Au fil de l’eau” by childhood friend Bernard Di Domenico. He won the Fenouillèdes singing competition, organized in Sournia, Pyrénées-Orientales). His participation in the event that year was sponsored by Fabienne Thibeault, who pushed him forward in his career.

Eurovision Song Contest 1993

After having attracted the attention of the public when, at the age of 23, the songwriters François Valéry and Marie-France Brière (director of variety and entertainment at France 2) offered him to represent France at the Eurovision de la chanson 1993 with the song “Mama Corsica” composed by Valéry, a bilingual song composed mainly in French but with some additional lyrics in Corsican. In this particular song, the Corsican language was heard on a very rare occasion during the Eurovision Song Contest. After 18 years, the next appearance of Corsican was with France’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song “Sognu” by Amaury Vassili, sung entirely in Corsican.

As France’s representative at the competition held in Millstreet, Ireland that year, Fiori sang “Mama Corsica” at the Green Glens Arena on May 15, 1993. Fiori finished fourth with 121 points out of 25 competing nations.

First albums and Notre-Dame de Paris (1994-2000)

Fiori’s first album released in 1994 was entitled Since it’s time. The same year, he released the self-financed album Cœur à l’envers. Several of his recordings have been the subject of variety shows, including La Chance aux chansons hosted by Pascal Sevran where he sang “My life” an original composition by Alain Barrière in his presence.

He recorded the song “Belle” with Daniel Lavoie and Garou. The song went on sale as a single reaching number 1 on the French Singles Chart and the Wallon French Belgian Charts. The song was awarded “Best French song of the year” and the staging of Notre-Dame de Paris was named “Best French show of the year” at the Victoires de la Musique in 1999.

In addition, in 1998, Patrick signed a contract with Sony Records and recorded his third album, Prends Moi. On the French Mulan soundtrack, he sang the role of Shang, and on the French version of The Prince of Egypt (in French, Le Prince d’Egypte), Ramses II was the voice of a song. His participation in Les Enfoirés dates back to 1999 and he has been involved in it for years. He decided in 2000 to leave Notre-Dame de Paris to concentrate on his fourth album, Chrysalide. There is a collaboration between Calogero and the group “Que tu reviennes” on the album. During the same year, he made his first appearance at the famous Olympia in Paris. Among his other works is “Si je m’en sors”, written for Julie Zenatti.

Other hits (2000 – present)

A year after the release of Patrick Fiori’s eponymous album, Patrick Fiori released his fifth single, Marseille, dedicated to his hometown and written by Jacques Veneruso. For the album, Fiori collaborated with Jean-Jacques Goldman, who wrote four songs, including “I know where to go”.

With a new album Si on chantait plus fort, he released three singles that year: “All the sentences”, “4 Words on a piano”, and “It seems”. It was written by Jean-Jacques Goldman for the single “4 Words on a Piano”. 2008 saw the release of his album The Chosen Ones of Life. Some of the songs are remakes of films from the past, including The Godfather (in French The Godfather), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (in French The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), Borsalino, Manon des Sources, Jeux Interdits (in French Forbidden Games), Mayrig and others. Platinum was achieved with the album. “Liberta” by Borsalino, with new Italian lyrics by Bernard Di Domebico, appears as a single from the album. French film Mayrig released an Armenian-themed soundtrack in 2009 titled “Les Montagnes d’Armenie”. It was created as a tribute to the Armenian Genocide. In 2009 he also recorded a duet with Tina Arena with the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra. His 2015 song Corsu Mezu Mezu is part of the Corsican musical project Corsu Mezu Mezu, which includes 16 distinctive Corsican tunes. The album includes three reinterpretations: “Corsica” with Patrick Bruel accompanied by a video clip; “Stop! Stop! Let’s go dancing!” with Chjami Aghjalesi; and “Ô Corse island of love” with Antoine Ciosi. A single from the album “Où Je vis” was released in September 2017 from his tenth album Promesse. There have been collaborations with the Franco-Comorian singer and rapper Soprano and Slimane. As part of Jean-Jacques Goldman’s collaboration “Au Revoir (Plan d’Aou, Air Bel)” for the soprano quartet, the piece pays homage to immigrants in France, in particular to the inhabitants of Air Bel, a suburb from Marseille. The song was accompanied by a music video in which Fiori’s parents were portrayed as Armenian immigrants. Several other writers collaborated on this project, including Arianne Quatrefages, Serge Lama and Ycare. A Fiori Tour performed the album during the summer of 2018.

He has worked with many artists throughout his career. To the artists we have already mentioned are added Gérard Lenorman, Zucchero, Chico, and Anne Etchegoyen of the Gitans. He joined The Voice Kids France as a coach on season 2 in 2015. His team’s finalist, Jane, went on to win the show. During season 3 in 2016, he was invited to coach with Jenifer and M. Pokora.


Charities play an important role in Fiori’s life. Member of the star charity ensemble Les Enfoirés since 1999, Fiori has regularly participated in the charity show for the benefit of the Restos du Cœur for 15 years.

Logo of the Enfoirés

Logo of the Enfoirés

It supports several associations such as Children of the Earth, Solidarity Flooding, Sidaction, Operation Yellow Pieces, Pink Blouses, Telethon, Sol En Si (Solidarity Children AIDS), The Harvest of the Heart, The Stars of Hope, Télévie, Association against leukodystrophies (ELA), among others. In addition to being godfather (sponsor) of the Grégory Lemarchal Association, he appeared on TF1 on January 7, 2017, as part of the program Grégory Lemarchal, 10 years after the story continues, in which he plays a unreleased song written by Grégory Lemarchal, “Pour mieux s’aimer”, with all profits going to the Grégory Lemarchal Association.

In addition, Fiori is a member of the Corsican association La Marie-Do contre le cancer, as well as of the Franco-Armenian Foundation.


Autograph of Patrick Fiori

Autograph of Patrick Fiori

Facts / Anecdotes

  • In 1995, he co-wrote four songs for Nathalie Santamaria’s first album, Entre Rêves et Réalités (France). between-dreams-and-realities
  • Anggun Sasmi (France 2012) and he sat together on the Miss France 2016 jury.
  • Patrick Fiori has written a children’s book entitled “ZINO – On my father’s shoulders”. It is illustrated by the artist Yann Tisseron. ZINO-On-the-shoulders-of-my-father
  • His first Instagram post was a video of himself on February 23, 2017, with the caption “Welcome to my Instagram account”.
    Patrick's first post on Instagram

    Patrick’s first post on Instagram

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