MUSICA NOVA

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∇ Musica Nova

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The Musica Nova ensemble was created in 2000. It is now made of singers and sometimes instrumentalists around Lucien Kandel, singer and artistic directors.

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∇ Biographies

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Lucien Kandel, countertenor and artistic director

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.After Studying German and Linguistics at the University of Limoges, Lucien Kandel turned to singing. Between 1991 and 1996 he was trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (CNSM) in Lyon, where he studied classical, romantic and contemporary repertoires under Jacqueline Bonnardot and subsequently ancient chant under Marie-Claude Vallin. He has performed all types of music from Gregorian chant to present-day works. He has sung regularly invitd to direct master classes at Royaumont Abbey on the repertoires of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. He has been teaching ancient music at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva since 2011.

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Esther Labourdette, soprano

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After graduating the Maîtrise de Radio-France, Esther Labourdette continues her singing Studies from the City if Paris, while pursuing a course in Musicology. She furthers hey Medieval and Renaissance chant training with Katarina Livljanic, Benjamin Bagby, Lucien Kandel and Francis Biggi, and Baroque singing with Julie Hassler, Agnès Mellon, Gabriel Garrido and Rosa Dominguez.

She performed as a solist with Early Music ensembles such as “Doulce Mémoire”, “Les Folies du Temps” and “I Sospiran”. She has also been invited to take part in contemporary music productions.

.In addition to her collaboration with Musica Nova, she works with ensembles such as “Sequentia”, “Candor Vocalis”, “Territoires du Souffle”, “La Chapelle-Musique du Val-de-Grâce”, “Aquilegia”, “Les Voix Animées” and the “BelaVilo” trio as well as the solists choir Mikrokosmos and the chamber choir of “Namur”.

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Christel Boiron, mezzo-soprano

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After studying at the Saint-Etienne Conservatory, she joins the CNSM of Lyon, specializing in Early Music under Marie-Claude Vallin, Dominique Vellard and Gérard Geay.

At the same time, she actively takes part in the creation of Musica Nova of which she is a permanent member. She regularly collaborates with ensembles such as “Gilles Binchois” (D. Vellard), “Huelgas Ensemble (P. Van Nevel), “Les Solistes de Lyon” (B. Tétu), “Discantus”, “Alla Francesca”, “Quam dilecta” and “Doulce Mémoire”.

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Xavier Olagne, tenor

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After studying singing and choral direction at the CNR of Besançon, he obtained his degree in Choral Direction at the CNSM of Lyon. In addition to being a permanent member of Musica Nova, he is a Choir Director of the CRR of Lyon and teaches in the Music Studies department of the INSA (Lyon)..

He is also a singer in ensembles such a Doucle Mémoire, les Solistes de Lyon, ensemble Britten.

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Jérémie Couleau, tenor

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He stated his Early Music training at the Conservatory of Toulouse, later perfecting his skills with the help of Julie Hassler and Lucien Kandel. He is part of prestigious ensembles specializing in Early Music such as “Doulce Mémoire” or “Scandicus”, performing in large music festival (Saintes, Odyssud, Utrecht, “Cathédrales en Picardie”, “Toulouse les Orgues”, Thoronet, Sylvanes…). In addition to his singing career, he is an associate professor and researcher. In particular, his is in charge of the programs of the “Scandicus” ensemble..

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Thierry Peteau, tenor

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Passionate about the polyphonic music of the 14th and 15th centuries, this singer is also an actor, specializing in the gestural language of baroque theater. Reputed for his competences, he has performed for the past several years at concerts of in the theater, in France and abroad.

After graduating from the Toulouse Conservatory and Versailles Baroque Music Center, he joined professional vocal ensembles such as Accentus, La Chapelle Royale, Doucle Mémoire, Les Eléments… For the past 15 years, he has sung with the Musica Nova ensemble, of which he is one of the permanent members, a group recognized for its work, on the polyphony of the 14th and 15th centuries whose discography has been distinguished with several important critics’ awards.

He teaches singing at the University of Tours.

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Marc Brusnel, bassus

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It’s during his Musicology training at the Tours University that he approaches Renaissance repertoire as part of the “Jacques Moderne” ensemble, conducted by Jean-Pierre Ouvrard. In parallel to his Musical and Music writing studies at the Tours Conservatory, his singing lessons with Pali Marinov allow him to tackle other musical periods, including contemporary addition to his performences with Musica Nova, he has worked with ensembles such as “Huelgas”, “Doulce mémoire”, “Les jeunes Solistes”. He teaches facsimile music reading during the “Early Music Weekends” of the Tours Conservatory and he is a research fellow for the “Center for Advences Renaissance Studies” of Tours.

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Eric Chopin, bassus

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After studying Computer science and Musicology at the University of Poitiers, he becomes cantor at the Maîtrise of the Baroque Music Center in Versailles, lead by liver Schneebeli. Simultaneously, he takes interest in contemporary music and completes his training under Laurence Equilbey as part of the “Jeune Choeur de Paris” and Roland Hayrabédian of the “Chœur Contemporain” of Aix-en-Provence.

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A regular performer in the mixed programs of the “Choeur Britten” conducted by Nicole Corti and the projects of “Solistes de Lyon-Bernard Tétu”, he also takes part in contemporary music productions with the “Musicatreize” ensemble under the direction of Roland Hayrabédian and “Cris de Paris” conducted by Geoffroy Jourdain. He approaches Early and Baroque Music repertoires with ensembles such as “Concert Spirituel” conducted by Hervé Niquet, Frank-Emmanuel Comte’s “Concert de l’Hostel-Dieu”, Clément Lebrun’s “Non Papa” and Benoît Damant’s Enthéos ensemble.

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The Musica Nova ensemble will attend the Format Raisins festival for the opening of the 6th edition on July the 5th!