• Biography

    Romain Louveau is a French collaborative pianist born in 1989 who devotes himself to chamber music and the vocal repertoire. He is presently the musical director of the French opera company Miroirs Étendus (in residence with the Opéra de Rouen, the Opéra de Lille and the Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne), and is the cofounder of La Brèche festival.


    He has enjoyed recital partnerships with the most prominent singers of his generation, the soprano Elsa Dreisig, the mezzo-sopranos Adèle Charvet, Eva Zaïcik. He is one of the 2018 Orsay-Royaumont Academy laureates, which led this year to the release of an album with baritone Jean-Christophe Lanièce on the label B-records. Miroirs Étendus will release its first album in the fall 2021 with soprano Marie-Laure Garnier, which includes a creation for piano solo by Othman Louati and Debussy's Chansons de Bilitis. Together with Fiona Monbet they won the 2016 Chamber music award at the ISA (International Summer Academy) of the MDW in Vienna. He studied at the Conservatoire de Lyon with Hervé Billaut, and in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris with Jeff Cohen.


    He also has appeared at the Wigmore Hall (London) and at the Victoria de los Angeles lied festival (Barcelona), in France in the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay, the Théâtre National de Chaillot, the Opéra de Lille, the Opéra de Rouen, at festivals such as Les Nuits Romantiques, Festival de musique de chambre du Larzac, and has been a regular guest of France Musique. His frequent partners are the pianists Susan Manoff, Jean-Sébastien Dureau, the cellists Valérie Aimard, Marie Bitloch, Michèle Pierre, the violinist Hélène Maréchaux, Sarah Kapustin, Ann-Estelle Medouze, the clarinetist Bertrand Laude, the flutist Mathilde Caldérini.

     

    He is a graduate in Philosophy from Université Paris VIII, and in musicology from the CNSMDP. His love for theatre have inspired Romain’s involvement with numerous companies and artists from an array of disciplines (Tiphaine Raffier, François Chaignaud, Jacques Perconte...), and has also led him to take an interest in the work of Hanns Eisler and Bertolt Brecht, to whom he has devoted himself with numerous recordings alongside the soprano Marie Soubestre.

  • with Adèle Charvet, François Chaignaud, Elsa Dreisig, Marie-Laure Garnier, Othman Louati, Fiona Monbet, Tiphaine Raffier...

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