Sebastien Daucé Named Guest Artistic Director of the London Festival of Baroque Music
Following the departure of Lindsay Kemp as Artistic Director after ten years in post, the festival is adopting a new approach from 2018: it will feature a different guest artistic director each year. Daucé, the first to ever take on this position, will be working alongside the festival team to help create a dynamic programme based around the music of the French Baroque.
Organist, harpsichordist and musicologist Sébastien Daucé specialises in the music of the French Baroque. He formed Ensemble Correspondances whilst still a student at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon, where he studied harpsichord and basso continuo. Ensemble Correspondances is one of France’s leading early music groups, having performed at many prestigious festivals around the world. The group records for the Harmonia Mundi label and is resident at the Théâtre de Caen and the MC2 Grenoble.
Sébastien Daucé comments: “As a French musician, I am very honoured and happy to work as guest artistic director for the next LFBM. Together with the great masterpieces of the Baroque, I would like very much to help you discover lesser known pieces that are real treasures of the Grand Siècle. Follow us on this journey!”
For more information about the Ensemble Correspondances, click here.
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