Bruno Boterf

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Bruno Boterf

Bruno Boterf is a contemporary French tenor, specialising in Baroque and early music.

Biography

Boterf began his career within the Ensemble Venance Fortunat (fr) and the Groupe Vocal de France before joining the Ensemble Clément Janequin of which he was a member until 2007. Holder of the Certificate of Aptitude for Ancient Music, Boterf has taught at the RRC of Tours, the Royal Conservatory of Liège and the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Lyon where he has been a singing teacher specialized in early music. He regularly teaches courses and master classes on singing and Renaissance music polyphony at conservatories and polyphonic centres.

He is regularly called upon to lead projects involving singers and instrumentalists in the pre-baroque and baroque repertoire (sacred music by Henry Du Mont with the choir of Namur, motets and psalms by Praetorius, Vespers by Monteverdi, Bach's cantatas and Mass in B minor). This pedagogical practice led him to create the Ensemble Ludus Modalis,[1] made up of a dozen singers A capella, whose repertoire mainly covers the period of sacred music from the Renaissance and early Baroque periods.

Boterf has recorded many disks both for the following companies Harmonia Mundi, Alpha, Erato Records, CBS, Auvidis and Ramée with the Ensemble Ludus Modalis and also Ricercar for the first two components of an Henry Du Mont (1610-1684) project.[2]

Selected discography

With A Doi tenori (and Gilles Ragon)
With Akadêmia
With the Ensemble Clément-Janequin at Harmonia Mundi
With Les Arts florissants
With Georges Guillard
  • 1996: Jehan Alain, vocal and instrumental works (vol. 2) (ARION, ARN 68321). Orphée d’Or, Grand Prix de l’Académie du Disque Lyrique 1996
With the Chœur de chambre de Namur as musical director
  • 2009: Henry Du Mont: Cantica sacra (Label Ricercar)
  • 2011: Henry Du Mont: Pour les Dames religieuses (Label Ricercar)
With the Chœur de chambre de Namur direction Jean Tubéry
  • 2008: Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum
With Les Sacqueboutiers of Toulouse
With the William Byrd's European ensemble, direction Graham Reilly
  • 2007: Giacomo Carissimi : Jephte Music in Roma circa 1640 (Label: Passacaille)
With the orchestre Les Passions direction Jean Marc Andrieu
  • 2008: Jean Gilles: Requiem (Label Ligia Digital)
  • 2010: Jean Gilles : Lamentations (Label Ligia Digital)
With the Ensemble Ludus Modalis direction Bruno Boterf

References

  1. ^ Ludus Modalis website
  2. ^ Biography of Bruno Boterf on the website of Ludus Modalis
  3. ^ Freddy Eichelberger

External links

  • Bruno Boterf on Toulouse Les Orgues
  • Bruno Boterf on France Musique
  • Bruno Boterf ténor on "Les Passions"
  • Bruno Boterf on Valmalete.com
  • Bruno Boterf on Foremi.fr
  • Circum 1570, with the Ludus Modalis ensemble, dir. Bruno Boterf on France Musique
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