ARTISTS (since 2003)

Philippe Huttenlocher, bass. After receiving his diploma in violin at the Conservatory of Neuchâtel, Philippe Huttenlocher, born in Neuchâtel in 1942, did vocal training with Juliette Bise, with whom he completed his soloist diploma with honors. His singing career then began with the Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne under the direction of Michel Corboz. In 1975 he sang the role of Orfeo in Ponelle/Harnoncourt's legendary Monteverdi Cycle in the Zurich Opera House, moving on to perform in Buenos Aires in 1982 and in North America in Bach’s St. John's Passion. 1985 marked his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in Bérlioz's L'Enfance du Christ, conducted by Yehudi Menuhin. After receiving his diploma in violin at the Conservatory of Neuchâtel, Philippe Huttenlocher, born in Neuchâtel in 1942, did vocal training with Juliette Bise, with whom he completed his soloist diploma with honors. His singing career then began with the Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne under the direction of Michel Corboz. In 1975 he sang the role of Orfeo in Ponelle/Harnoncourt's legendary Monteverdi Cycle in the Zurich Opera House, moving on to perform in Buenos Aires in 1982 and in North America in Bach’s St. John's Passion. 1985 marked his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in Bérlioz's L'Enfance du Christ, conducted by Yehudi Menuhin.

Since 1990 he has sung regularly for concerts and recordings with Marc Minkowski and his Musiciens du Louvre. He has performed in many premiers of contemporary works and gives master courses in Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Prague and Lyon. Huttenlocher began to conduct, taking over the direction of the chorus Da Camera in Neuchâtel with which he has performed, among other works, Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s The Seasons.

Several recordings of Philippe Huttenlocher have been made under the Erato, CBS, EMI, Ricercare and Claves labels. He is one of the great Swiss singers of his generation, continuing his classical career but remaining always open for new experiences.