Vocal coach and harpsichord

Florian Carré

Florian Carré
Florian Carré

Born in Bourges, Florian Carré began his musical education with the piano, then studied the organ with André Pagenel and François-Henri Houbart, the harpsichord with Blandine Verlet and the basso continuo with Frédéric Michel. At the same time, he took singing lessons with Viviane Durand at the Jeune Chœur de Paris directed by Laurence Equilbey and studied 20th and 21st century music analysis with the composer François Leclère (1950-2015), who introduced him to his musical grammar La Courbure du Temps.

From 2004 to 2008, Florian Carré continued his training at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP), where he obtained a Diploma of Higher studies (DFS) in harpsichord - class of Olivier Baumont, and basso continuo - class of Blandine Rannou. Passionate about teaching and transmission, he joined the teaching program at the CNSMDP.

Since his participation in the Jardin des Voix in 2007 at the invitation of William Christie, Florian works very regularly with Les Arts Florissants, both as a continuo player (Ode & Anthems by G. F. Handel, Songs & Cathes by H. Purcell, Monteverdi’s complete madrigals 2011-2015, Il Re Pastore by W.A. Mozart), as a conductor (Un jardin à la Française), and as a musical assistant (Les Fêtes Vénitiennes by A. Campra, Theodora by G. F. Handel, The Beggar’s Opera directed by Robert Carsen and premiered at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord). He has also performed with other baroque music ensembles: Le Poème Harmonique, Les Paladins, La Simphonie du Marais, Le Concert des Nations, Le Banquet Céleste, A Nocte Temporis. In 2017, he was vocal coach for the production of Marin Marais’ Alcione at the Opéra Comique in Paris, under the direction of Jordi Savall.

Florian Carré has been invited to the Glyndebourne Festival on several occasions: Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto directed by David McVicar (revival 2018) and Handel’s Rinaldo directed by Robert Carsen (revival 2019). He has participated in various recordings: the Ormindo by Fr. Cavalli (Pan Classics), Firenze 1616 (Alpha), Lamentazione (Virgin), Naïs by J.-Ph. Rameau and Atys by J.-B. Lully (Musiques à la Chaboierie), Monteverdi, Madrigali / Mantova & Venezia (Harmonia Mundi), Alcione by Marin Marais (Alia Vox), Les Maîtres du Motet (Harmonia Mundi).

Since 2014, Florian has been editing keyboard-singing reductions of 18th century French cantatas for the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles: La Mort de Didon by M. P. de Montéclair, Orphée by L. N. Clérambault, Héraclite & Démocrite by J.-B. Stuck, La Muse de l’Opéra by L. N. Clérambault, Circé by Collin de Blamont.His interest in research and art theory has also led him to collaborate on several projects with S. Nancy at the Université de Paris III, notably the recording of a disc for the book La voix féminine et le plaisir de l’écoute (Classiques Garnier, 2012).

Florian Carré's appearances during the Prangins Baroque Festival include:
De l’autre côté du Miroir (2021)
le Miroir des Cœurs (2021)
Une Fête Baroque (2021)

This summary was written during her/his last engagement with Prangins Baroque and certainly no longer reflects her/his current career. For current information on her/his career, please see these official pages:

  • Municipality of Prangins
  • la Mobilière
  • Château de Prangins - Swiss National Museum
  • Denogent
  • Fondation Goblet