Thierry Gregoire

Thierry Gregoire

French countertenor
Country: France

  1. Biography of Thierry Gregoire
  2. Early Training and Influences
  3. Performances and Collaborations
  4. Award and Teaching Career

Biography of Thierry Gregoire

Thierry Gregoire was born in Charleville-Mézières, France. He received his musical education at the local conservatory and the National School of Music, under the guidance of Josette Barreaud. With his rare and exceptional vocal range, Gregoire became renowned as an outstanding performer of baroque opera, with over 350 productions to his name.

Thierry Gregoire

Early Training and Influences

Gregoire studied under acclaimed teachers such as James Bowman, Paul Esswood, and Henri Ledroit. He was also a student of Margreet Honig and Hubert Weller. His talent and dedication earned him the distinction of being a laureate at the competitions organized by the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and the International Vellutti Competition in Italy.

Performances and Collaborations

Throughout his career, Gregoire worked with some of the most distinguished conductors of his time, including Marc Minkowski, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Christophe Rousset, and Jonathan Darlington. Under Minkowski's direction, he performed the lead role in Alessandro Stradella's oratorio "San Giovanni Battista" and participated as a soloist in Handel's "Dixit Dominus" and Monteverdi's "L'incoronazione di Poppea." Gregoire also took part in the recording of Gluck's "Armide" in 1999.

Gregoire's performances have taken him to prestigious music festivals such as the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the International Baroque Opera Festival of Beaune, the Festival d'Ile de France, and the Festival d'Art Sacré de la Ville de Paris. He has also showcased his talent on stages around the world, including New York, Vienna, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Paris. Additionally, he has toured and performed concerts in Morocco, India, Korea, Germany, Italy, and Australia.

Award and Teaching Career

In 2003, Gregoire embarked on a series of European concerts with Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená. The following year, he was recognized as the most promising young talent by the French radio network RTL and the French music magazine "Classica." This led to the release of his album "Thierry Gregoire chante Vivaldi et Haendel."

Since 2005, Gregoire has also been teaching vocal music at the Charleville-Mézières conservatory. In addition to his passion for baroque repertoire, Gregoire is also interested in contemporary music and has participated in premieres of numerous contemporary operas.