BIOGRAPHY

Thierry Gregoire, a student of James Bowman, Paul Esswood, Henri Ledroit, as well as Margreet Honig and Hubert Weller, has won awards from the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and the Vellutti International Singing Competition. A promising voice with a rare and much sought-after tessitura. He made a name for himself in over 350 performances of « Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme » by Moliere and Lully at La Comedie Francaise.

He quickly came to the attention of proeminent conductors such as Jean Claude Malgoire, Christophe Rousset, Marc Minkowski and Jonathan Darlington. From the tittle role of San Giovanni Battista by Stradella to Haendel Dixit Dominus and Monteverdi ’s Incoronazione di Poppea to the recordings of Gluck’s Armide, Marc Minkowski proved to be one of his earliest admirers.

Invited by the most prestigious festivals ( Aix en Provence, Beaune, Ile de France, Festival d art sacre de Paris) Thierry Gregoire also appeared on the international stage in productions in New york, Vienna, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Paris and also in concerts in Europe, India, Australia.

The baroque period naturally offers the french counter tenor the richest part of his repertoire but he also turned his attention to contemporary works with the creations of Bernard Cavanna’s Raphael reviens ( available on CD) and Rolf Liebermann’s Medea at the opera Bastille , where he understudied the role of Kreon.

In 2003 he appeared in a serie of recitals with the mezzo soprano Magdalena KOZENA, a programm for which they were awarded the Golden Prague for the best european televised concert; The magazine CLASSICA has given him a new discovery CD and featured him as a Classica RTL young talent..