Pascal Bertin - біографія, альбоми, пісні, кліпи

The French counter-tenor, Pascal Bertin, began his singing carrier at the age of 11 years old with the Choeur d’ Enfants de Paris, conducted by Roger de Magnee, with whom he performed as a soloist around the world conducted among others by Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, and Sir Georg Solti. In 1988 he received, as a student of William Christie, the first prize for interpretation of baroque music from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.


As an opera and oratorio interpreter, Pascal Bertin has performed with conductors such as Jordi Savall, Christophe Rousset, Philippe Herreweghe, Marc Minkowski, John Eliot Gardiner, Sigiswald Kuijken, Konrad Junghänel and Thomas Hengelbrock. He also enjoys an extensive carrier singing with various leading ensembles performing music of the middle-ages and the renaissance. Among these ensembles were the Huelgas Ensemble, Mala Punica, Clément Janequin, Daedalus and Gilles Binchois.


Engagements for 2004/5/6 include among others; Cantatas of J.S. Bach in concerts with the Academy of Ancient Music, the role of the Monk in Rob Zuidam’s Rage d’amour at the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam, the title role in Scarlatti’s Cambise at the Opera of Nice, Zelenka’s Gesu al Calvario with Il Fondamento Belgium, the alto arias in St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) with the Nederlandse Bachvereniging as well as concerts and CD recordings with Bach Collegium Japan.


Opera roles performed by Pascal Bertin include, among others, Clovis in Caldara’s La Conversion de Clovis, Mercure in Le Ballet Comique de la Royne by Beaujoyeulx conducted by G. Garrido, numerous roles from opera’s by Händel such as Orente (Riccardo), Eustazio (Rinaldo) , Trasimede (Admeto) conducted by C. Rousset, Amore in Monteverdi’s Il Ballo Delle Ingrate conducted by V. Carrot, Amore in Giacobbi’s L’aurora Ingannata conducted by R. Festa and Tolomeo in Händel’s Giulio Cesare at De Nederlandse Opera conducted by M. Minkowski and Ottone (Agrippina) at the Chicago Opera Theater as well as Pastore in Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the Barbican Centre in London, both conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm.


Pascal Bertin jointly founded with Monique Zanetti, Yasunori Imamura and Guido Ballestracci the ensemble Fons Musicae, whom first recordings (airs de cour by Lambert and cantatas by Bononcini) were enthusiastically accepted by the international critics. Recent CD releases include cantatas by Steffani (2001) and cantatas by Caldara (2002).


Pascal has recorded over 50 CD’s from different periods and styles. He was also invited by Harmonia Mundi to take part in the recording project Les Trois Contre-ténors, together with Andreas Scholl and Dominique Visse.


In 1987 Pascal Bertin Founded the vocal jazz-ensemble Indigo, whom with he recorded 3 CD’s by now. The ensemble was chosen in France as the discovery of the year by Victoires de la Musique.