"After training as a pianist and organist, Emmanuelle Haïm studied the harpsichord with Kenneth Gilbert and graduated from the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM) with several premiers prix. Her love for the human voice led her to concentrate after that on conducting vocal music, first of all at the Versailles Centre for Baroque Music (CMBV), then at the Paris Conservatoire. She was soon invited to accompany many distinguished singers in recital, and she developed a regular activity as a continuo player as well. ...
In 2000 Emmanuelle Haïm gathered together a group of accomplished singers and instrumentalists who shared not only a great musical experience, but also a common temperament and a stylistic approach that is both expressive and natural. Thus she formed her own Baroque music ensemble, Le Concert d’Astrée. And within three years she had taken it from success to success, appearing at venues from Paris to New York, as well as at festivals in France and abroad. " See website for more information. (ed.)
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