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Vincent Barthe

  • Conductor

Biography

Vincent Barthe has also studied under Pierre Dervaux. Holder of the agregation, highest competitive examination for teachers, he is teaching at the Paris-Sorbonne University. From 1993 to 2001, he has served as Artistic Director of the Orchestra and Choir of the Universities of Paris. In 1996, he has been appointed Associated Chief of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, a post he fulfilled until August 2004 looking after all the missions of the orchestra : season tickets concerts in Nantes and Angers, opera productions, concerts in region and educational mission (commented concerts, concerts for pupils or students).


From 2003 to 2006, Vincent Barthe has served as Music Director of the Orchestre Bayonne Côte Basque. At reporter Yvan Levaï?s invitation, he has performed with this formation at Théâtre Marigny in Paris in June 2004. In April 2006, for the thirtieth anniversary of the Orchestre Bayonne Côte Basque, he has conducted the Ninth Symphony by Beethoven on the occasion of the prestigious Fêtes musicales in Biarritz, in which this formation has not taken part since many years.


Through the impetus given by Vincent Barthe, the Orchestre Bayonne Côte Basque is again regularly invited to perform within the context of Musique en Côte Basque, an internationally renowned festival. Vincent Barthe leads both lyric and symphonic repertoires. He is regularly invited to conduct such important formations as the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre National d'Île-de-France, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine, the Orchestre National de Lorraine, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the orchestra des Concerts Lamoureux, the Orchestre Colonne, the Orchestre de Picardie, the Orchestre de Bretagne, the Orchestre Poitou-Charentes, the Orchestre d'Auvergne, the Orchestre philharmonique de Nice, the Orchestre de Cannes Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, the Orchestre Lyrique de Région Avignon-Provence, the Orchestre symphonique d'Emilie-Romagne Arturo Toscanini in Italy, the Brabant Orchestra in the Netherlands...


Among all these formations, Vincent Barthe keeps a privileged relationship with the Orchestre Lyrique de Région Avignon-Provence. He has particularly taken part in the twentieth anniversary concert of the orchestra in 2002. Regularly invited by the Opéra d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, he has conducted Don Pasquale by Donizetti, Candide by Bernstein, Norma by Bellini, Madama Butterfly et Tosca by Puccini. He will be again in Avignon in February 2007 to perform the Pêcheurs de perles by Bizet, a work he will conduct at the Opéra de Tours in May 2007, and again to perform La Traviata by Verdi in November 2007.


He has also conducted The Magic Flute by Mozart at the Grand Théâtre de Reims and will conduct it again at the Opéra de Vichy in September 2006 with the Orchestre Lyrique de Région Avignon-Provence. And La Traviata he has conducted in April and May 2006 at the Opéra de Massy will be performed again under his direction in Vichy with the Orchestre Lyrique de Région Avignon-Provence and in Reims too in 2007. Vincent Barthe recorded Mozart's and Haydn's trumpet concertos with Eric Aubier as a soloist and the Orchestre de Bretagne for Sony Collection in 2000 and also Telemann's and Hummel's ones for Mandala with a distribution by Harmonia Mundi in 2003.