Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu
Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu consists of a solo vocal ensemble and an orchestra playing on period instruments, who perform about sixty concerts per year, which are mainly devoted to the baroque vocal repertoire.
They are frequently invited to perform at international festivals and venues. The performances of Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu are always marked by a modern and dynamic approach to the baroque repertoire. Many of them involve different artistic disciplines. Innovative forms are developed and interfaces are created between oral traditions and ‘classical’ repertoire. In short, their artistic choices are bold and original.
As well as creating and performing, Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu also supports young artists at the beginning of their careers and endeavours both to appeal to younger audiences, and to perform in outlying areas, where access to cultural events is often limited.
- b.Lab is a think tank invented by Franck-Emmanuel Comte with the aim of encouraging innovative artistic cooperation of all types so as to highlight the wealth of creative ideas and the modernity of early music in all its forms. It is a meeting-point for baroque repertoire, music based on oral tradition, dance, musical theatre and digital arts. Its productions are accessible to all and allow new encounters between artists and audiences of every age.
Since graduating from the Lyon Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, where he studied conducting and composition, Franck-Emmanuel Comte has held key posts and appeared as a guest artist in various opera companies, including the Nantes Opera; the Lyon Opera and the Paris Opera Studio. These experiences have served to establish his musical personality even more firmly. He has been the artistic director of the Concert de l’Hostel Dieu since its creation and performs regularly in most of the capital cities of Europe and in large number of international festivals, notably Ambronay, La Chaise Dieu, L’Île de France, Namur, Barcelona, Brézic, Rome Montserrat, Girona and Foligno.
Camille Chabanon, executive manager
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