`Les Songes Voyageurs’ – Dramatic Music
`Les Songes Voyageurs’ Dramatic Music
by renowned French Countertenor
Presented by The Bangalore School of Music As part of the 15th East West Music and Dance Encounter 2017, in association with Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Institut Francaise and Oman Air.
`Les Songes Voyageurs’, French counter-tenor extraordinaire, Thierry Gregoire, together with Etienne Galletier on the theorbo, (a plucked string instrument of the lute family, with an extended neck and a second pegbox),and Nolwenn Le Guern on the viola da gamba (a bowed, fretted and stringed instruments that first appeared in Spain in the mid to late 15th century and was most popular in the Renaissance and Baroque periods)will present a programme of songs by arguably one of Britain’s greatest Sacred music, Theatre music and Opera composers, Henry Purcell (1659-1695) (music by Christopher Simpson and Robert de Visee) filled with emotion, drama, poetry, love, fire and despair.
About Thierry Gregoire – Countertenor
Countertenor Thierry Gregoire, has performed over 20 concerts in India alone. A student of James Bowman, Paul Esswood and Henri Ledroi, Thierry has won awards from the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and the Vellutti International Singing Competition (Italy).
A promising voice with a rare and much sought-after tessitura, he made a name for himself in over 350 performances of “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” by Moliere and Lully at La Comedie Francaise. He quickly came to the attention of prominent conductors such as Marc Minowski, Jean Claude Malgoire, Chritstophe Rousee and Jonathan Darlington.
Invited by the most prestigious festivals (Aix en Provenance, Beaune, Festival d’Ile de France d’Art Sacre, Wiener Festwochen, Flaneries Musicals of Reims), Thierry Gregoire also appeared on the international stage in productions in Vienna, Amsterdam, Paris, Tokyo, Melbourne, New York and also in concerts in Australia, Korea, Germany, Italy and India.
He collaborated twice with the baroque orchestra Modo Antiquo directed by Frederico Maria Sardelli. He also worked in two productions for the Barga Festival and contributed to two opera recordings of Vivaldi, Orlandi Furioso and Tito Manlio.
Thierry Gregoire is interested in contemporary music, too, and has developed many operas: Patrice Fouillaud’s C’est la faute à Werther, Bernanrd Cavanna’s Raphael, reviens! (CD recording). He also contributed to Rolf Liebermann’s Medea: he was the Kreon in the Opera Bastille in Paris.
He worked alongside the Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozena; the duo won the award for the best stage performance at the Golden Prague International Television Festival. The French music magazine Classica festured him as a Classica RTL young talent and included his music in the RTL Discoveries CD.
Under the guidance of Jean-Claude Malgoire, he took part in many productions (Monteverdi’s Vepres de la Vierge, Haendel’s Rinaldo, Monteverdi’s Orfeo and Haendel’s Agrippina, CD and DVD recordings)
From his satisfying (professional) life, he is able to touch a cord in his audience. This is certainly why he is so popular for concerts (20 concerts in India, Radio Roumaine, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Vietnam, France, Colombia, Costa Rica – opening concert of the 12th baroque music festival in San Jose, Panama, San Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Gabon), with indubitable success in each performance.
Following the innumerable concerts he performed in, the idea dawned on him to found Les Songes Voyageurs group, a consequence of his globetrotting as a musician and his strong will to make a concert a musical journey.
Concert is open to all those wanting to attend such a concert. For more details contact the BSM (080-41285017:Monday through Saturday, 11:00am to 7:00pm)
Come and be enthralled of the magic of the music, and experience a Western classical concert of highest international standards here in our very own Namma Bengaluru, an experience not to be missed!
The Concert will be held on Sunday 19th, February 2017 at 7:00pm
Alliance Francaise de Bangalore,