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BIOGRAPHY

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Photo : Clément Pottier

At the age of 5, Clément Pottier started playing the violin, before learning the piano and singing. In 2012, he became a chorister in the Jeune Académie Vocale d'Aquitaine conduct by Marie Chavanel.

 

It Was during the year 2014 that he began his career as a soloist singer at the Opéra National de Bordeaux. From the age of 12 to 16, he participated in several productions such as the Pie Jesu of Gabriel Fauré's Requiem (2014,2017), Puccini's La Bohème (2014), the role of Miles in Benjamin Britten's The turn of the Screw (2016), the spokesman in Manuel de Falla's El Retablo de Maese Pedro(2016) or in Miranda (2018). These experiences allowed him to share the stage with world-class singers such as Mireille Delunsch as well as to sing with the Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine and the Ensemble Pygmalion, under the conducting of Paul Daniel, Pierre Dumoussaud, Roberto Gonzalez-Monjas, Raphäel Pichon...

 

Trained as a choral conductor by Marie Chavanel from an early age, he started studying orchestra conducting in the class of the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Bordeaux at the age of 16 before joining the orchestra conducting class of the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris - Alfred Cortot. During his studies, he was taught by Roberto Gatto, Julien Masmondet and Dominique Rouits. He also attended masterclasses with conductors : Louis Langrée, Bertrand de Billy, Adrien Perruchon and Lionel Sow. He works with different professional orchestras and choirs such as Les Musiciens du Louvre, the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Massy, the Ensemble Les Apaches!, the Orchestre Lamoureux and the Radio France Choir. He also continues his training in choral conducting, replacing conductors of non-professional choirs in Paris and being invited to the "Student Program" by the Europäisches Jugendchorfestival in Basel (Switzerland) in May 2023.

 

Since he was 14, he has been advised by Marc Minkowski who invited him to follow and listen productions such as Platée, Rameau in 2022 (Paris Opera) ; La Périchole, Offenbach in 2022 (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées) and to assist him on productions such as the Mozart/Da Ponte Trilogy (Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosí Fan Tutte)  in 2023 (Royal Opera of Versailles) or Alcina, Haendel in 2023 (Philharmonie de Paris) 

 

At the same time as his musical studies, Clément Pottier studied Geography-History at Sorbonne University. He obtained his bachelor degree with honors in 2023. This university course allows him to continue his vocal practice within the Sorbonne University Choir with which he sings in a lot of projects : Concert of July 14, 2022 (Missa Solemnis, Beethoven) of the Chorégies d'Orange, conductor John Nelson, World-Premiere in Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud...

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