USA | Emmanuelle Haïm praised in The New York Times
The New York Times met with Emmanuelle Haïm after her successful return to Philadelphia and New York City.
After studying the piano and the harpsichord, Emmanuelle Haïm made the decision to pursue orchestral conducting and founded Le Concert d’Astrée in 2000. During this period, she was in demand at prestigious international venues and conducted a highly acclaimed Rodelinda by Handel with the Glyndebourne Touring Opera in 2001.
Emmanuelle Haïm and Le Concert d’Astrée perform programmes devoted to 17th and 18th century music on top international stages with prestigious soloists including Cecilia Bartoli, Natalie Dessay, Karine Deshayes, Sabine Devieilhe, Christophe Dumaux, Philippe Jaroussky, Magdalena Kožená, Laurent Naouri, Patricia Petibon, Sandrine Piau, Rolando Villazón and Anne Sofie von Otter – to name a few.
In November 2018, Emmanuelle Haïm was in the USA, where she encountered much success conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philarmonic for 8 shows dedicated to Purcell, Rameau and Händel.
A few performances acclaimed and revered in the USA that granted her praises from The New York Times :
“Unleashing the wild and daring side of the Baroque has been Ms. Haïm’s mission for decades. Le Concert d’Astrée, the ensemble she founded in 2000, has become a powerhouse on the early-music scene, bringing its temperamental playing to opera productions, concerts and Grammy-nominated recordings.”
– The New York Times, 2018