Biography

Grégoire Ichou
Opera singer – Certified Guide-lecturer
Graduate of the Sorbonne University
and the École du Louvre
in Art History, Musicology and Cultural Mediation

◊    On the one hand, I studied opera singing with Robert Expert and at the Conservatoire Régional of Paris as well as musicology at the Sorbonne University (Paris IV).

I participated in numerous concerts, recitals and operas, as a soloist and in choirs (at the Cité de la Musique, Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides, Abbaye-aux-dames de Saintes, Musée d’Orsay, amongst others) under the direction of under the direction of such notable conductors as Laurence Equilbey and Geoffroy Jourdain. En 2012, I was a laureate of the Concours d’Honneur of the Union Professionnelle des Maîtres du Chant Français and I was the youngest male finalist at the national opera singing competition in Béziers (France). Between 2013 and 2015, I perfected my skills as I trained with major singers and chefs de chant in Glasgow (Scotland), Valencia (Spain), Florence (Italy) and Vienna (Austria). Furthermore, I took part in several master classes in Europe.

More recently, I sang at the Ognissanti Church in Florence and was also invited by the French Institute of Valencia to give a concert on the theme of travel. In 2015, I performed a recital in Vienna accompanied by pianist Daniel Sarge (Anna Netrebko’s coach). In 2019, I performed a recital of opera arias, with orchestra, at the Théâtre de Chartres.

◊    On the other hand, since my graduation in 2013 as a certified guide-lecturer, I am licensed to lecture in five languages: French, English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. I defended a thesis in which I proposed ways integrate different art forms and their interrelationships within guided tours and lectures. Having a passion for history, music, literature and visual arts, I now perform what I call “musical guided tours” and “lectures/concerts” in which I present a theme, an artistic movement or a historical period in a panoramic and lively way.

In 2016, I earned a Master in Art History from the Sorbonne University (Paris 1). My research focused on the portraits of opera singers in Paris between 1750 and 1775. In September 2017, I received a Master’s degree in Cultural Mediation from the École du Louvre.

◊    I have been performing musical guided tours in many museums and monuments such as : Musée du Luxembourg, Panthéon, Petit Palais, Villa Cavrois, Musée Cognacq-Jay, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme, Palais du Tau, Château de Champs-sur-Marne, Basilique Saint-Denis…

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