The French conductor, Laurence Equilbey, studied choral conducting principally with Swedish maestro Eric Ericson. She also trained at the Paris and Vienna Music Conservatories, as well as under Nikolaus Harnoncourt with the Arnold Schoenberg Chor.
In 1991, Equilbey founded the Accentus Chamber Choir, to perform modern and traditional a capella choir music, but especially music since 1800. Along with her teaching responsibilities, Equilbey founded the Jeune Chœur de Paris in 1995, with the support of the city of Paris. The group garnered many prizes at the international choral compoetition in Tours (1er Prix international, Prix du Ministère de la Culture, Prix Francis Poulenc).
Equilbey has conducted the Chapelle Royale, the Collegium Vocale of Gent, and the Berlin RIAS Kammerchor. She is choirmaster of the Leonardo da Vinci Choir at the Théâtre des Arts de Rouen. She also conducts opera, and has led performances of Rossini's La Cenerentola at the Festival d'Art Lyrique d'Aix en Provence.
The Syndicat Professionnel de la critique dramatique et musicale named Laurence Equilbey Musical Personaliy of the Year for 1997-1998. Laurence Equilbey looks forward to promoting a cappella vocal music throughout France and abroad in the coming years.