World | Ensemble Correspondances on tour in China and in North America
Ensemble Correspondances has made its debut in China for the opening ceremony of French May Festival in Hong-Kong in 2017. This year, Ensemble Correspondances tours in China from October 26 to November 2. The ensemble presents its program Le Concert Royal de la Nuit in several main Chinese city: Tianjin, Beijing, Wuhan and Changsan.
Directed by the harpsichordist and organiste Sébastien Daucé, Ensemble Correspondances gathers singers and musicians round French music of the 18th century – an abundant repertoire, yet still relatively unknown by the wide audience.
Correspondances gained international recognition. It toured in Japan, Colombia, the USA, China and regularly collaborates with European countries such as the UK, Germany, Benelux, Italie or Poland.
In addition, Sébastien Daucé has been appointed artistic director of the London Festival of Baroque Music since 2018. Correspondances has started a 3-season-long collaboration with the Wigmore Hall in London.
Exploring an underestimated repertoire – previously unseen – Correspondances released nine albums via French label Harmonia Mundi – pionneer of the Early repertoire.
The Ensemble’s discography was critically acclaimed and widely praised – receiving recognition such as Diapason d’or of the year, ffff in Télérama, Gramophone Editor’s Choice, Classica Choc de l’année, IRR Outstanding…
Correspondances was praised in 2016 by two Echo Preis: Le Concert Royal de la Nuit was awarded “Best World Premiere”, while Sébastien Daucé was selected “Best young conductor of the year” at Berlin Konzerthaus. Autralian magazine Limelight also praised Le Concert Royal de la Nuit as the Best Opera of the Year.
Following the Chinese Tour, Correspondances will presents two others programms in North America. In December 2018, Pastorale de Noël, Airs et Cantates Française du 17ème siècle will pass by Montréal Salle Bourgie, New York Frick Collection or Boston Early Music Festival.