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 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 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 french label B-records. Together with Fiona Monbet they won the 2016 Chamber music award at the ISA (International Summer Academy) of the MDW in Vienna.
He has enjoyed recital partnerships with the most prominent singers of his generation, the soprano Elsa Dreisig and the mezzo-soprano Eva Zaïcik (they have recently recorded a disc of Mahler and Moussorgski). Highlights of future seasons include a tour with Jean-Christophe Lanièce and their debut at the Wigmore Hall (London) and at the Victoria de los Angeles lied festival (Barcelona). He also has appeared at the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay, 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 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.