Philippe Jaroussky

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Philippe Jaroussky
Philippe Jaroussky - Misteria Paschalia 2011 (1).JPG
Philippe Jaroussky, 2011 Misteria Paschalia Festival, Kraków Philharmonic
BornPhilippe Jaroussky
(1978-02-13) 13 February 1978 (age 40)
Maisons-Laffitte,[1] France
OccupationOpera singer
Years active1999–present

Philippe Jaroussky (born 13 February 1978) is a French countertenor. 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.

Jaroussky was inspired to sing by the Martinique-born countertenor Fabrice di Falco.[2] He received his diploma from the Early Music Faculty of the Conservatoire de Paris. Since 1996, he has studied singing with Nicole Fallien.[3] He cofounded the ensemble Artaserse in 2002[4], and has also often performed with the Ensemble Matheus under Jean-Christophe Spinosi and with L'Arpeggiata under Christina Pluhar.

On 29 July 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 [fr], "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 Klassik Awards, 2008 and 2016. He also received an Echo Klassik 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 for Alto Philippe Jaroussky 28
2016 Bach - Telemann: Sacred Cantatas Philippe Jaroussky
& Freiburger Barockorchester
76 62
2017 La storia di Orfeo Philippe Jaroussky 88 92
Artaserse – The Händel Album Philippe Jaroussky 83 36


In culture[edit]

Songs performed by Jaroussky have been used in the film Turkish Seat (Russian: Турецкое седло, Turetskoye sedlo) by Uzbek-Russian film director Yusup Razykov, 2017.[8]


  1. ^ Bertrand Dermoncourt (6 May 2009). "Philippe Jaroussky: 'Je cherche la magie originelle du baroque'". L'Express (in French). Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Angelic presence". Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Philippe Jaroussky - Anaclase". Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  4. ^ Philippe Jaroussky and Ensemble Artaserse at the Wigmore Hall
  5. ^ "Prom 19: David Bowie Prom". BBC Music Events. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  6. ^ Hung, Steffen. " - Discographie Philippe Jaroussky". Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 42, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  8. ^ Elena Stishova, "Диагноз. 'Турецкое седло'" (Diagnosis. Turkish Seat) - a critical review of the film with Russian titles of two pieces sung by Jaroussky, Iskusstvo Kino magazine, May-June 2017, no 5/6, accessed 03 March 2018.

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