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Renaud Bres (Bass)

Born: Paris, France

The French bass, Renaud Bres, was trained intially as a percussionst. He obtained a diploma of musicology in Montpellier, where he began his choral singing under the direction of Patrice Baudry in Jeune Chœur du C.R.R. de Montpellier, with whom he performed later as a soloist. Following this, he began his opera singing studies with Elene Golgevit, before traveling to Paris where he joined the class of Mireille Alcantara at the Conservatoire Hector Berlioz. The following year he enrolled at the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles (CMBV), where he completed his experience as choir and soloist singer with Isabelle Desrochers and Viviane Durand, as well as with Olivier Schneebeli and other conductors of the orchestra, including Hervé Niquet, Christophe Rousset and Jérémie Rhorer. He recently graduated from the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.

During his three years of training at the CMBV, Renaud Bres perfected in the French Baroque repertoire regularly apperaring at the Chapelle and the Opéra Royal du Château in Versailles, Opéra Comique in Paris, Opéra de Massy, Opéra d’Avignon, Théâtre de Caen, and Arsenal de Metz. He notably appeared as a soloist in Tancrède by Campra, Judith and Pastorale H.483 by Charpentier (Château de Versailles) and in Goûts Réunis (programme of J.S. Bach, Purcell, Charpentier) at the National Center of Performing Arts de Pékin. He also performed in chorus and as a soloist in concerts presented at the Peking Opera and at the Abbey of Maria Laach in Germany.

Renaud participate from October 2013 in the productions of the Opéra de Tours, including W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni (Mozart), Carmen (Bizet) and Falstaff (Verdi). He works regularly wit Ensemble Correspondances (Director: Sébastien Daucé), Cris de Paris (Director: Geoffroy Jourdain), Ensemble Beatus (Director: Jean-Paul Rigaud), Ensemble Chronochromie (Director: Jean-Michel Hasler), Ensemble Pygmalion (Director: Ensemble Pygmalion). He is also in demand as a soloist with various choirs and orchestras in Paris and Ile-de-France.

Source: Ensemble Correspondances & Ensemble In Movimento Websites, English translation by Aryeh Oron (June 2016); Renaud Bres profile opn Facebook
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Raphaël Pichon


Member of Ensemble Pygmalion:
Audio (2015):
Video V-5 (2016):
J. Kuhnau: Motet Tristis est anima mea, BWV 244: Part I, J. Handl Gallus: Ecce quomodo moritur justus, BWV 244: Part II

Links to other Sites

Renaud Bres (Ensemble correspondances) [French]
Renaud Bres, Basse (Ensemble In Movimento) [French]

Renaud Bres on Facebook

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