Falkenstrasse 1, Zurich, 8008, Switzerland
On 22th April 2018.
Introduction 45 min before the performance.
Raphaël Pichon was born in 1984. He studied singing, violin and piano at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. He began his musical career as a countertenor and sang with conductors such as Jordi Savall, Gustav Leonhardt, Ton Koopman and Geoffroy Jourdain. In 2006, he founded the ensemble Pygmalion, which is part of the historically informed performance practice. Chorus and Orchestra of Pygmalion appearing, among others at the festivals of Beaune, Saint-Denis and Radio-France Montpellier sacred music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Jean-Philippe Rameau's Dardanus , Hippolyte et Aricie and Castor et Pollux auf.Mit his ensemble toured Pichon As well as at the Opéra de Bordeaux, the Opéra-Comique in Paris, the Philharmonie de Paris, The Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Versailles, Rouen, Barcelona, Musikfest Bremen, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam and Hamburg and Essen. He also conducted the Orchester National de Montpellier, Nancy's Symphonique and Lyrique, the Quonbec's Violons du Roy, and the Orchester de Chambre de Lausanne. In 2010 he conducted L'Opera seria by Florian Leopold Gassmann in Nantes as well as a scenic production of the Johannes Passion at the Holland Baroque Society in Amsterdam. In 2014 he directed the Bach project " Trauernacht" at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in a production by Katie Mitchell, which was also shown in Amsterdam, Valencia, Paris, Arras and Lisbon. He recently headed Orfeo of Luigi Rossi, The St. Matthew Passion , the Zoroastre of Rameau and the Elias of Mendelssohn. His numerous award-winning recordings with the Ensemble Pygmalion include Bach's H Minor Mass , Bach's Missae breves , Rameaus Dardanus and Castor et Pollux , Bach's Köthener Trauermusik , the Mozart album The Weber Sister's and the CD Rheinmädchen .