Nicola Procaccini was born in Sant’Elpidio a Mare, Italy, in the Marche region, a region rich in historic organs. In 2015, he graduated with honours in harpsichord from the Fermo Conservatory. He continued his studies in the class of Professor Wolfgang Zerer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, where he graduated with honours and distinction in organ in 2019. He is currently enrolled in a master’s degree in organ in the class of professors Thomas Ospital and Olivier Latry at the Conservatoire de Paris.
In October 2018, he was awarded the Berenberger Foundation Merit Scholarship for top students at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. He has won prizes in international competitions and given solo concerts on prestigious historical instruments.
Nicola Procaccini was born in Sant’Elpidio a Mare, Italy, in the Marche region, a region rich in historic organs. In 2015, he graduated with honours in harpsichord from the Fermo Conservatory. He continued his studies in the class of Professor Wolfgang Zerer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, where he graduated with honours and distinction in organ in 2019. He is currently enrolled in a master’s degree in organ in the class of professors Thomas Ospital and Olivier Latry at the Conservatoire de Paris. In October 2018, […]
The ensemble freely explores the centuries of choral repertoire, with four to eight singers, who may be joined by an organ or other instruments. The ensemble’s programmes offer a variety, a way of arousing the curiosity of all, whether or not they are familiar with this repertoire. Whether it is by exploring the history of the Ave Maria, by associating the scent of music with that of wine, or by working specifically on the scenography, the Ensemble la Sportelle makes this call of Rocamadour heard, where music is lived as […]
Emmeran Rollin is titular organist of the Daldosso organ in the Basilica of Saint-Sauveur in Rocamadour. He regularly accompanies the Ensemble la Sportelle and gives recitals at numerous festivals. He is at the origin of the label thanks to his recording Vibrance, of the greatest masterpieces for organ by Johann Sebastian Bach.
A young organ prodigy and recent graduate of the CNSMD in Paris after a period at the Conservatoire de Versailles, he has won four international first prizes: Pierre de Manchicourt, Florentz, Darasse and the very first Elizabeth B. Stephens International Competition in Atlanta (USA). In the context of the Darasse competition he was also named “young organist of the year” by the ECHO, an association of historical organs in Europe. He is organizing an international tour for him in 2022.
Oriscus is a young ensemble that brings together musicians from various backgrounds: classical, ancient, traditional, sacred music… It is particularly interested in discovering or rediscovering the sacred vocal repertoire and the instruments of the medieval period. The Latin etymology of “oriscus” evokes “ors”, the mouth, and also “auris”, which means the ear. For it is indeed by word of mouth that this ancestral chant was transmitted, lost and then found again, with the help of manuscripts, leaving our imagination, guided by science, the freedom to recreate it.
After studying literature, Anne Bertin-Hugault obtained her piano prize in 2006 at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon in Géry Moutier’s class. With the support of the Société Générale Musical Patronage, she perfected her skills at the Mozarteum in Salzburg (Austria) with Hans Leygraf and Wolfgang Brunner for the fortepiano, then at the University of Montreal (Canada) with Jean Saulnier, and finally with Anne Queffélec and Jean-Claude Pennetier.
Named “Adami’s Classical Revelations” in 2014, tenor Enguerrand de Hys began singing at the Toulouse Conservatoire before joining the CNSMD in Paris. He is a member of the Opera Comique’s Nouvelle Troupe Favart and is in residence at the Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne with the Ayònis trio he co-founded with clarinettist Elodie Roudet and pianist Paul Beynet.
A graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in Piano, Vocal Accompaniment and Chamber Music, winner of the Concours International of Lied and Mélodie in Gordes (2014) and the FNAPEC Ensemble Music Competition (2017), Paul Beynet has been artist-in-residence at the Théâtre Impérial – Opéra de Compiègne since 2016.
The ensemble Les Meslanges, founded by Thomas Van Essen, brings together solo singers and instrumentalists who are passionate about the musical diversity offered by early music. At the source of the ensemble’s musical approach is the desire to place music in its context, hence a ‘setting in correspondence’ with the arts and texts of the time. He dialogues with the organist Quentin du Verdier on the fourth Opus of the Label, alternating organ pieces, plainchant in faux-bourdon with serpent.
The latest Rocamadour – Musique sacrée initiative is a new record label to promote artists and projects through physical and digital distribution beyond the Festival and even beyond our national borders. The label is already recording several albums a year. One contains performances by Ensemble la Sportelle (the Rocamadour – Musique sacrée vocal group), another is in partnership with organ students at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM) and further projects vary depending on proposals made.