Hervé Niquet created the ensemble Le Concert Spirituel in 1987 with the goal of reviving the French grand motet.
Hervé Niquet created the ensemble Le Concert Spirituel in 1987 with the goal of reviving the French grand motet. Twenty-seven years later, the ensemble has made a name for itself as one of the seminal groups for the interpretation of Baroque music, rediscovering both known and unknown works by French, Italian and British composers. Niquet approaches musicianship as would a true researcher, preferring to go back to the original source in order to avoid convention and habit. As a fervent defender of the French repertory, Hervé Niquet also leads several prestigious orchestras as a guest conductor, including the Akademie für Alte Music Berlin, Sinfonia Varsovia and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. In the season 13/14 Hervé Niquet has been conductor in residence at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR) in Bruxelles. He is musical director at the Vlaams Radio Choir and first guest conductor with the Brussels Philharmonic.
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