Organist, harpsichordist, Sébastien Daucé aims
to bring back to life the little known however abundant XVIIth century
repertory, both sacred and secular.
He meets the future members of the ensemble
during his training at the early music department of the Conservatoire National
Supérieur de Musique in Lyon, and creates the ensemble Correspondances. He
studied harpsichord and basso continuo with musicians such as Françoise Lengellé
and Yves Rechsteiner.
As a continuo player, he played conducted by
Gabriel Garrido (Ensemble Elyma, Ambronya Baroque Academy), Raphaël Pichon
(Ensemble Pygmalion), , Françoise Lasserre (Akademia), Geoffroy Jourdain (les
Cris de Paris), Harmut Henschen, Miko Franck (Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio
He worked along with Kenneth Weiss as an assistant
in the festival d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence academy on 2006 and 2007, as
well as with Emmanuel Mandrin in the Abbaye aux Dames in Saintes.
He created Correspondances on 2008 by gathering
specialist singers and musicians of the French Grand Siècle.
Conducting the ensemble with organ and
harpsichord, he is now driven to play all over France and worldwide for radios
and several prestigious festivals (Ambronya, Pontoise, Sablé, Saintes Utrecht),
and tours in Japan and Columbia. His knowledge of this new and little played
repertory enables him to realize three much rewarding recordings: Diapason d’or,
un ffff de Telerama, et un Chocde l’année de Classica, **** de
fonoforum, IRR Outstanding.
At the same time as his
musical career, he teaches at the Pôle Supérieur of Paris-Boulogne-Billancourt.
He also conducts research,
thus he published three Marc-Antoine Charpentier's operas in collaboration with
William Christie, published by les Abesses.
is artist in residence in the Fondation Royaumont.