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“Seeing Martin Robidoux conduct confirms this feeling: everything is thought out to always refer to the text, and constantly bring the discourse forward. The feeling of absolute evidence. » David Le Marrec, Notebooks on Floor - France
Quebec chef Martin Robidoux seduces with his authenticity and his unique interpretations. In February 2016, he founded his ensemble in Paris, Le Vaisseau d'or.
Recently, Martin Robidoux received advice from William Christie during a Masterclass on the role of the conductor in the repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries and conducted Joseph Haydn's Creation in Paris and Maurice Duruflé's Requiem in Germany with the 'Together Messiaen.
Among his next engagements: July 26 and 27, as conductor of the choir of the "Musique en Côte de Nacre" Festival for Handel's Messiah and as harpsichordist in the orchestra.
Born in Montreal, Canada, Martin Robidoux pursues a career as a conductor and harpsichordist. It was with Luc Beauséjour that he developed a passion for the harpsichord and its repertoire very early on. Prize received with great distinction at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal in the class of Mireille Lagacé, winner in national and international competitions, scholarship holder of the Joseph-McAbbie Foundation, recipient of the Arthur-Andersen Prize awarded by the Wilfrid-Pelletier Foundation, he gives his first recitals at the Château Ramsay, at the Orford Arts Center Festival, in the series Debut Inc., at the Montreal Baroque Festival, at the Chapelle-Historique du Bon-Pasteur and on Radio-Canada.
In 2006, thanks to the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Jeunesses Musicales of Canada, Martin Robidoux continued his training in Europe. He studies the harpsichord with Skip Sempé, writing with Jean-Michel Bardez and baroque dance with Cecilia Gracio-Moura. He considers the conductor Hervé Niquet as his master. In 2008, he was admitted to the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris in the class of Olivier Baumont and received the "Master" diploma at the end of his training in June 2010. He appeared in recital at the Festival Radio- France in Montpellier, at the Baroque Music Center of Versailles, in the prestigious seasons of Philippe Maillard Productions and Young Talents in Paris, at the Fondation France-Amérique, at the Cité Internationale des Arts, at the Atelier von Nagel, at La Fête of Music at Tremblant, at the Handel House in London and within ensembles such as Le Concert Spirituel, L'ARCAL, L'ensemble Pygmalion, Le Concert Etranger, Les Muses Galantes or Clément-Janequin. Since 2010, he has offered more than thirty recitals of Bach's famous Goldberg Variations in twenty cities in Canada and Europe.
In 2011, at the invitation of the Baroque Music Center of Versailles, he made his debut as a conductor at the Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles. “Coup de Coeur” artist of the Péniche Opéra, he was appointed choirmaster at the Puteaux Conservatory and musical director of the La Fontenelle choir in Paris. Assistant conductor for three seasons at the Paris Academy of Music, where he worked on the great symphonic repertoire (Requiem by Verdi, Le Déluge by Saint-Saëns, Carmina Burana by Orff, Gloria by Poulenc, Te Deum by Bizet, etc.) . For a time, he directed the Symphonic Choir of the C.O.G.E. (Choir and Orchestra of the Grandes Ecoles) and the Alfred Loewenguth Symphony Orchestra in Paris. He has since been invited to conduct ensembles such as the Vlaams Radio Koor, the Chœur de l'Opéra de Québec and the Violons du Roy. In the summer of 2015, he conducted the opening concert of the Festival international d'Opéra de Québec.
In 2017, Martin Robidoux is one of the seven conductors invited by Le Concert Spirituel to participate in the recreation of a Mass with eight choirs by Orazio Benevolo. He was invited with Le Vaisseau d'or to the program Generation young performers on France Musique and participated with the Company. de l'Oiseleur, to the recreation of the opera La Belle au bois dormant by Guy de Lioncourt. He is preparing the Vlaams Radio Koor (Flemish Radio Choir) for the opera Faust by Charles Gounod, with the Talens Lyriques conducted by Christophe Rousset, in a production by the Palazzetto Bru Zane and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. He accompanies Claire Lefilliâtre's singing class at La Réole, conducts Handel's Messiah in Paris, Bach's Saint John Passion, and is invited with Le Vaisseau d'or in the company of Olivier Latry to the prestigious festival of ancient music. Bach Academy of Arques-la-Bataille.
LE VAISSEAU D'OR
Founded in Paris in February 2016 by Quebec chef Martin Robidoux,
Le Vaisseau d'or is made up of recognized and esteemed professionals. Specialized in the baroque repertoire, mainly French and predominantly vocal, it is variable in geometry.