The Chorus Master
Patrick Marie Aubert
Born in Aix-en-Provence, Patrick Marie Aubert studied music at the conservatory where he started conducting with Darius Milhaud. First Prize in orchestral conducting in Pierre Villette’s class, he received advice from Karl Richter and Seiji Ozawa; he also achieved prizes in singing, opera and chamber music.
He headed the French army choir until July 2000 and was then appointed chorus master at Nantes Opera before being invited by Nicolas Joel to direct the chorus at the Capitole of Toulouse in 2003. He a regular guest at the Chorégies d’Orange where he has assisted, amongst others, Michel Plasson and Georges Prêtre. As chorus master of the Paris National Opera since August 1st, 2009, he strives to perpetuate this great tradition as well as the quality of the music.
Following in the tradition of René Duclos and Jean Laforge, he furthers the cause of the entire choral music repertoire with energy and passion.
Patrick Marie Aubert is "chevalier de la Légion d’honneur", "officier de l'ordre national du Mérite" and "commandeur de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres".
Patrick Marie Aubert - Photo Julien Benhamou
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