Bernard TETU

Du August 2nd to August 10th, 2020

Bernard Tétu has a triple activity of conductor, choir director and Choir conducting teacher. Founder in 1979 of the Choirs of the National Orchestra of Lyon (including a high-quality chamber choir), he conducts numerous symphonic orchestras and ensembles of contemporary music or early music.

He is very often sought abroad (Germany, Belgium, Spain, England, Poland, Israel, China and Canada). Bernard Tétu conducts the professional vocal ensemble Les Solistes de Lyon and the main French professional choirs. Regularly invited to participate in the juries of international competitions, he gives numerous interpretation courses. He is considered today as one of the best performers of German romantic music and French music of the 19th and 20th centuries; has recorded more than 35 records and made in particular the first world recordings of The birth of Venus by Gabriel Fauré, by Athalie de Mendelssohn. His recordings of Brahms, Berlioz, Debussy and Caplet are unprecedented references of early music and contemporary music. After the first hearings of King Arthur of Purcell or the Vermeil Book of Montserrat, we owe him the restitution and the first recordings of works by MA Charpentier, by MA Ingegneri as well as the creation of works by Antoine Duhamel, Gilbert Amy, Gilles Tremblay, Maurizio Kagel, Maurice Ohana, Jean Françaix. He created at the National Superior Music Conservatory of Lyon (CNSMDL) the first class in France intended for the training of professional choir directors.Bernard Tétu is an Officer of Arts of Letters, he received the Jacques Cartier Prize and the Prix de l’Académie des Fine Arts.