Born in 1968 in Aix-en-Provence (south of France), at the end of the "Festival d'Art Lyrique" period, I seriously begin with music at the age of 11,
learning guitar, cello, drums, and sound engineering, and giving several performances with local Rock bands.
Aged 18, I begin Information Technology engineering studies in Lille (north of France), and practice intensively chamber music and
symphonic orchestra with cello, jazz sextet and big band with guitar and drums. By the way, a natural bass voice is revealed in student's choirs,
and at the age of 24 I begin singing studies with bass-baritone David Boitel, specialist and fan of romantic Bel Canto. He will make me discover
the most beautiful pages of Haendel, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini or young Verdi, and also some French Operas from the first part of 19th century
particularly influenced by Italian Bel Canto.
An eclectic musical experience, from Rock to Opera, through Jazz...
"Don Giovanni" at Tourcoing's Theater
Art and technique...
Besides a career of engineer, I will have quickly the opportunity of perform in opera recitals, and little roles in operetta productions. Then,
after having joined the "Choeur Regional Nord-Pas de Calais", I regularly sung in France, Belgium and England for great Oratorios, chamber vocal
music and soloist ensembles.
In 1996, I won a Gold Medal of Singing after one year spent in Tourcoing Music School, where under the direction of the soprano Nelly Nuns
I have studied more in detail French opera repertory, melodies and lieder.The same year, I had the opportunity to study and confirm my taste for
Baroque repertory during masterclasses on Baroque vocal virtuosity given by the conductor Jean-Claude Malgoire.
After having performed, in parallel to my engineer activities, in several productions, in choirs or little roles (Don Giovanni, La Cenerentola,
Werther, Die Fledermaus, La Belle Hélène, Monsieur Carnaval…) conducted by Jean-Claude Malgoire and Bruno Membrey in Tourcoing, or
Jean-Claude Casadesus in Lille, I finally begun to sing main roles in 2006, such as Don Alfonso in "Cosi fan tutte" during Académie lyrique de
Vendôme conducted by Amaury du Closel, or the Vilains in "Les contes d'Hoffmann" and Duparquet in Reynaldo Hahn's "Ciboulette" with the company
Opéra des Garrigues, in Nîmes.
Black Bob in Britten's "The little sweep", Avignon Opera
"Les saltimbanques", Avignon Opera
Engaged in 2007 in Avignon's opera troup, I sing a priest in "Die Zauberfl!ote", the second prisonner in Beethoven's "Fidelio", Bertillard in
Ganne's "Les saltimbanques", Bobby le Noir and Tom in Britten's "Le petit ramoneur" (the french version of "The little sweep"), Il commissionario
in "La Traviata" (Avignon and Vichy Operas), the customs sergeant in "La Bohème", and also Il Commissario Imperiale in "Madama Butterfly" (Massy Opera).
"Madama Butterfly", Massy Opera
"La Traviata", Vichy opera
In collaboration with theater l'Astrolabe in Sorgues (Vaucluse) and its manager Gérard Thébault, I create new lyric productions : "Le voyage d'Hiver ",
a stage version of Schubert's "Winterreise", and also a new production of "La servante maitresse", French version dated 1754 of the famous Pergolesi's
"La serva padrona".
"Le voyage d'hiver", Théâtre l'Astrolabe, Sorgues
"Le voyage d'hiver", Théâtre l'Astrolabe, Sorgues
I have also obtained several enrolments in Oratorios : Fauré's "Requiem", Puccini's "Messa di Gloria" with Multiphonies choir and orchestra conducted
by Danièle Facon, Mendelssohn's "Elias" conducted by Michel Lasserre de Rozel, "Funeral Cantatas" of Bach and Telemann, and also Caldara's mass in G
during "Semaines Chorales de Tourcoing", Haydn's "Neslon mass" in Tourcoing Theater, Bach's Cantata 82 "Ich habe genug" in Lagnes (Vaucluse), Mozart's
Grabmusik KV42, Haydn's Paukenmesse (missa in tempore belli) and Mendelssohn's Lauda Sion, conducted by Michel Piquemal in Avignon, or Mondonville's
motet "In Exitu Israel" and Haendel's "Dixit Dominus" with the vocal ensemble Opus 13 from Aix-en-Provence and the Orchestre de Chambre de Toulon
et du Var.
Mondonville's motet "In Exitu Israel" in Aix-en-Provence
Puccini's Messa di Gloria
In june 2007, I also had the pleasure to perform once again Puccini's "Messa di Gloria" on a wide open air stage, during the festival Biennale Musicale du
Bassin d'Arcachon. Since august 2007, I am regularly invited for the "Jeudis de Nîmes" and associated concerts, where I had the opportunity to sing
once more Mozart's Grabmusik KV42 in Saint-Paul's Church in March 2008, with several excerpts from Haydn's "The Creation". I also have in my repertory the
rare but nice Cesar Franck's "Rebecca", sung in Gap.
Last but not least, one of the most exciting oratiorio in Vaison la Romaine and Nyons : Rossini's Stabat Mater with the Choeur Europeen of Vaison la Romaine,
and Orchestre des Cevennes, conducted by Claude Poletti
Rossini's Stabat Mater, in Vaison la Romaine
I performed in many concerts : recitals with piano or orchestra and choirs as well as chamber ensembles of soloists (Brahms's Liebeslieder, Schubert's male voice ensembles ...)
But my specialty is custom theme recitals.
Initiated in early 2000 with Art Lyrique en Chablais, near Thonon Les Bains, Savoy, around great musical currents, I now pursue close
collaboration with pianist Davide Di Censo, and its association
"Musique en Lumière" that creates performances by interaction in music and other disciplines.
Musical drunkenness (Davide Di Cenzo, piano - Photography : : Jean-Marc Kuntz, jmk-photos.fr)
Perfumes and music from 18th and 19th centuries trailer
Our first creation will take place in Lausanne in 2009 around lyrical drinking songs and Italian regions to illustrate an oenological presentation of
Italian wines by the Vinopera society.
Then we created together at the Théâtre Antoine Riboud in Evian Les Bains, a recital combining discovery of four perfumes of eighteenth and
nineteenth centuries reconstructed by the historian of perfumes André Chauvière. This show, which was labelled "International Year of Chemistry 2011",
has been performed may times since then, including in prestigious places such as Pupetières Castle in Chabons (Isère) as well as Monthey's castle, in
the Switzerland Valais, during the Schubertiade 2013.
After some musically original programs around the gossip at the opera (entitled "French Cancans") or female composers of the French Belle Epoque,
we will associate music and painting for Schubert's Winterreise.