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 Atelier Lyrique ni Tourcoing), and is the cofounder of La Brèche festival.
Miroirs Étendus' first album released 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, has been hailed by the critics. Two new CDs will be out this 2023-2024 season: in duo with soprano Elsa Dreisig and baritone Stéphane Degout for a complete recording by composer Rita Strohl, and a live performance of Schubert's Winterreise with mezzo-soprano Victoire Bunel and baritone Jean-Christophe Lanièce.
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. 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. He also took part in Jeff Cohen's Lied et Mélodie class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.
He has enjoyed recital partnerships with the most prominent singers of his generation, the sopranos Elsa Dreisig, Marianne Croux, the mezzo-sopranos Adèle Charvet, Eva Zaïcik. He has appeared at the Wigmore Hall (London) and at the Victoria de los Angeles lied festival (Barcelona), in France in the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay, Maison de la Radio, the Opéra de Lille, the Opéra de Rouen, Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne, 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 Agate quartet, 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, Michael Gallen...), 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.