Born in 1984, the charismatic French baroque conductor Raphaël Pichon sang as a child with the Maîtrise des Petits Chanteurs de Versailles and studied violin and piano at the Conservatoire de Versailles. Attracted rapidly by singing as a counter-tenor and conducting, he completed his studies at the CNSMDP and CNR of Paris, with Kenneth Weiss and Howard Crook, among others. He studied conducting with Pierre Cao, with further training in orchestral conducting by Michel-Marc Gervais and Boris Tevlin.
Raphaël Pichon’s varied experiences led to invitations to sing with the ensembles of Jordi Savall, Gustav Leonhardt, Ton Koopman, Gabriel Garrido, Vincent Dumestre and Laurence Equilbey. As a member of the Les Cris de Paris, Raphaël Pichon developed an attachment to contemporary repertoire, collaborating with the Ensemble Intercontemporain, 2e2m, TM+ and Linéa. His opera appearances include the role of Spirit Dido and Aeneas, BussirideErcole Amante, Nutrice Giuditta, and a part in the Madrigaux production for the Académie du Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
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