Marc Minkowski’s family background is scientific, musical and literary. Originally trained as a bassoonist, he began conducting from an early age, studying with Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux Memorial School in the United States. At the age of twenty he founded Les Musiciens du Louvre, an ensemble specialising in French baroque repertoire (Lully, Charpentier, Marais, Rameau, Mondonville) as well as Monteverdi, Purcell, Handel, Gluck, Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.
The orchestra now performs regularly in the most important French theatres (the Paris and Lyon Operas, the Châtelet, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Cité de la Musique, Salle Pleyel, the Aix-en-Provence Festival) as well as throughout Europe (London, Amsterdam, Madrid, Vienna, and Salzburg). Based in Grenoble since 1996, Les Musiciens du Louvre • Grenoble are associated with the city’s prestigious MC2 cultural centre.