Philippe Jaroussky

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Philippe Jaroussky
Philippe Jaroussky - Misteria Paschalia 2011 (1).JPG
Philippe Jaroussky, 2011 Misteria Paschalia Festival, Kraków Philharmonic
Born Philippe Jaroussky
(1978-02-13) 13 February 1978 (age 39)
Maisons-Laffitte,[1] France
Occupation Opera singer
Years active 1999–present

Philippe Jaroussky (born 13 February 1978) is a French countertenor.[2] He began his musical career with the violin, winning an award at the Versailles conservatory and then took up the piano before turning to singing. He is noted for a virtuosic coloratura technique and for compelling and enlivened interpretations of baroque cantatas and operas.[2]

Jaroussky was inspired to sing by the Martinique-born countertenor Fabrice di Falco.[3] He received his diploma from the Early Music Faculty of the Conservatoire de Paris. Since 1996, he has studied singing with Nicole Fallien.[4] He has formed his own ensemble called Artaserse, and also often performs with the Ensemble Matheus under Jean-Christophe Spinosi and with L'Arpeggiata under Christina Pluhar.

On Friday July 29 2016 he performed David Bowie's "Always Crashing in the Same Car" in the David Bowie Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, London. [5]

Reception and awards[edit]

According to La Terrasse, "this young singer with the tone of an angel and the virtuosity of the devil has come into the limelight in only a few years as the great new French vocal talent."[citation needed] He received the 2007 best French lyrical artist award. Jaroussky was awarded "The Best Singer of the Year" at the Echo Classic Awards, 2008. He also received an Echo Classic Award in 2012 for the Album Duetti, which he recorded together with Max Emanuel Cencic.


Year Album Credits Peak positions

2004 Un Concert pour Mazarin Philippe Jaroussky &
Jean Tubéry
2005 Vivaldi: Virtuoso cantatas Philippe Jaroussky 128
2006 Vivaldi: Heroes Philippe Jaroussky &
Jean Christophe Spinosi
2007 Carestini Philippe Jaroussky 30
2008 Nisi Dominus / Stabat Mater - Vivaldi Marie-Nicole Lemieux,
Philippe Jaroussky,
Jean-Christophe Spinosi,
Ensemble Matheus
82 11
Carestini - The Story of a Castrato Philippe Jaroussky &
Emmanuelle Haim
87 92
2009 Opium - Mélodies françaises Philippe Jaroussky 46
JC Bach - La dolce fiamma Philippe Jaroussky 84 20
2010 Stabat Mater & Motets to Virgin Mary Philippe Jaroussky 167
Les stars du classique Philippe Jaroussky 155
Caldara in Vienna - Forgotten Castrato Arias Philippe Jaroussky 78 36
2011 Fauré: Requiem Philippe Jaroussky,
Matthias Goerne,
Paavo Järvi
Duetti Philippe Jaroussky 66
2012 La voix des rêves Philippe Jaroussky 36
La voix des rêves / The Voice Philippe Jaroussky 90 49
2013 Farinelli: Porpora Arias Philippe Jaroussky,
Venice Baroque Orchestra,
Andrea Marcon
106 10
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Laudate Pueri & Confitebor Philippe Jaroussky 74
2014 Pietà - Sacred Works Philippe Jaroussky 28
2016 Bach - Telemann: Sacred Cantatas Philippe Jaroussky
& Freiburger Barockorchester
76 62


External links[edit]