Joël Suhubiette

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Joël Suhubiette

Joël Suhubiette (* 1962 in Orthez ) is a French conductor.

After studying early music as well as piano and singing lessons, Suhubiette became a member of the Les Arts Florissants choir . He later met Philippe Herreweghe and became a member of his ensembles La Chapelle Royale and Collegium Vocale Gent , from 1990 as Herreweghe's assistant.

In addition, Suhubiette has directed the Jacques Moderne Ensemble in Tours since 1993 , which consists of a group of instrumentalists with historical instruments and a choir of 16 professional singers. The ensemble specializes in polyphonic music from the 16th century to the early baroque and has recorded a dozen records with music from this period.

In 1997 Suhubiette founded the chamber choir Les Eléments , consisting of 20 to 40 trained singers, dedicated to the music of the 20th century. He has also worked as a conductor of oratorios with ensembles such as the Orchester de Chambre National de Toulouse , the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges , Ensemble Baroque La Fidelissime , the Oratorio Baroque de Montauban , and the Ensemble Ars Nova .

Suhubiette conducted a number of Mozart operas at the Festival de Saint-Céré in 1998 . In 1999 he directed the French premiere of Kurt Weill's opera Silbersee at the Massy Opera. From 2003–04 he conducted Mozart's Don Giovanni and Magic Flute as well as Jacques Offenbach's Schöne Helena at the Dijon Opera.

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