Pierre Bibault

Open-mindedness and curiosity are particularly characteristic of Pierre Bibault’s musical thinking, a multifaceted French classical and electric guitarist.

Soloist and chamber musician, he explores all types of music, from the Renaissance to today, with a particular attraction to contemporary music: a pioneer of new styles, he is both a recognized and dedicated transcriber of many works by contemporary composers.

Holder of the Concerto Diploma from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and three Masters (Interpretation – Maastricht, Pedagogy – Liège and Musicology – Sorbonne), he is currently completing a PhD in Performing at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Belgium), where he combines instrumental research and a Thesis on the gesture and micro-gesture of the Performer, and the transmission of musical vibrations from composer to public, particularly applied towards new technologies.

Pierre Bibault performs worldwide in more than 50 concerts per year including: Western and Eastern Europe, United States, Asia, Canada, North Africa, and for many prestigious venues such as the Philharmonies of Paris, Brussels, Liège, Lviv, Khmelnitskie (Ukraine), the Maisons de la Radio in Paris and Brussels, the Operas Houses of Avignon, Reims, Rouen and Liège, the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, St George’s Bloomsbury Church and the Wigmore Hall in London, the Art and Culture Center of Bangkok, the Art Center of Jakarta, the Cathedral and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Liège, the Tyska Kyrkan of Stockholm, the Chapelle Bon-Pasteur of Quebec, the Kouvoutsakis Art Institute of Athens, the Universities of Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Houston, Louisville and Lafayette (Louisiana) – USA, and many others.

Pierre Bibault’s musical activities are numerous, which makes him one of the most sought-after guitarists of today.

As a soloist, he explores the repertoire of Contemporary Music, combining classical and electric guitars, electro-acoustic, live-electronics, samplers, loopers and computers.

He frequently performs for renowned contemporary music ensembles such as the Intercontemporary Ensemble under the direction of Matthias Pintscher, 2E2M and Mezwej. He is part of Thierry Pécou’s Ensemble Variances, which he joined in 2017 (Opéra de Rouen, Festival Présences de Radio France, Wigmore Hall de Londres, etc.) for a series of projects and creations (Marinissen, Andriessen, Takemitsu, Pécou, etc.).

He is also very active in various chamber music groups: with cello, violin, flute, voice, chamber and jazz orchestras.

His unique skills are particularly derived from his extensive orchestral experience: since 2014 he has been playing with Patrick Leterme’s Candide Orchestra, taking part in the productions of Brundibar, Fiddler on the Roof, and Les Parapluies de Cherbourg. He also recorded the guitar part of Friedrich Gulda’s Cello Concerto, for the ensemble Les Forces Majeures and the Warner Erato Label (soloist: Edgar Moreau).

From 2006 to 2016, he played in the Duo Resonances, one of the most active guitar duos of his generation. Together, they have given more than 300 concerts and recorded a CD that was quickly recognized as a reference: Jun-Tokusen (Diapason d’Or, ranked among the 50 best records of 2015 in Japan); Coup de cœur iTunes, February 2014; “a first-rate album” – ThisIsClassicalGuitar, March 2014.

Among his other activities, he has been Advisor and Project Supervisor for the Paris Guitar Foundation since its creation in June 2014 and Artistic Director of the International Guitar Festival in the Pays de Gaves, which he helped to create in 2017.

Since 2002, pedagogy has also been part of Pierre Bibault’s musical life: he has been appointed Professor of the Paris Conservatories (Cat. A), in the 12th and 16th arrondissements since September 2018, and is Teacher-Researcher / Guitar Assistant at the Royal Brussels Conservatory since 2016.

He regularly gives Masterclasses and Conferences in France and abroad including in: Universities, Festivals, Summer Academies, Conservatories and Cultural Institutions.

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