Patrick Marco, the music in the heart
Historically, the choir has been involved in community life. More than any other musical form, it was a critical moment of sharing between people. The gift of self, exchanged the fraternity and altruism are an integral part of the personality of Patrick Marco, ferryman between generations. Fate struck early in the door of this musician all predisposed to choral activity. At the age of ten, impressed by his gifts, Michel Santos, one of the masters in the field, already discerned in him a passion that has never left. The life of Patrick Marco has, indeed, been marked by voice or rather the voice, but what he loves above all, it is the communion of beings united in the same fervor. His first choral conducting experience leads quickly to occupy positions of responsibility that always assumes the same enthusiasm and the same enchantment. Director of Puteaux Conservatory in the Hauts-de-Seine, he was appointed music director of the Orchestre choirs Column and Control of Paris in 1980, a joint training of one hundred ten students attached at the Paris National Conservatory and divided into three choirs recruited from the CM1 class up to the baccalaureate. “We have not failed to pan from our children,” he says with justifiable pride. Featuring a quicksilver temperament and boundless generosity, this born teacher galvanizes a young guard girls (the majority) and boys (fewer because of the voice change). Since 1998 he has been invited to Auvers-sur-Oise by Pascal Escande with a regularity that is undeniable. This shared loyalty is also a captivated audience. Associated as choirmaster at the Music Director of the Orchestre Lamoureux it gets, maturity helping a real recognition by his peers that hold for one of the most prominent directors of the European Masters. Willingly atypical, more concerned about the transmission as assertiveness, he throws himself headlong into this universe where the didactic experience outweighs the media agitation. In 1999, Patrick Marco gets choral singing Liliane Bettencourt Prize awarded by the Academy of Fine Arts and performs the following year a great tour to the United States where he gives several concerts in American universities. Her eclectic path leads from the operetta (The Singer of Mexico) at the Opera (Pelléas et Mélisande with George Priest) or edition of “Songs of France” Gallimard Jeunesse that obtained with the Masters of Paris, the Pick of the Academy Charles Cros. Not to mention the double CD “live” published by DiscAuverS, consisting of the finest musical moments sung at the Festival d’Auvers-sur-Oise. For the thirty-fifth edition of the concert he gave June 12, 2015 in Auvers-sur-Oise Festival was unforgettable! With charisma and passion, he led his choral forces pinnacle of intensity in the most beautiful pages which have the unique history of this Master who also blew its 35 candles in 2015! Michel Le Naour
Mastery of Paris
Mastery of Paris is a department of the Regional Conservatory of Paris. It is mixed since 1992 and recruits children from eight. Students receive a complete musical training: polyphony, music theory, vocal technique, performance practice. The Master performs regularly in France and abroad with prestigious conductors and orchestras: Marcel Landowski, Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Marek Janowski, Eliahu Inbal, Michel Corboz, Richard Hickox, Seiji Ozawa, the Orchestre de Paris the Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Toulouse Capitol Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. The repertoire for the Master is rich in diversity: creation of the jazz opera Diary of a user space II Didier Lockwood (Bastille Opera), “Dream of a Summer Night” by Mendelssohn (Theatre Mogador – Dir: M.Minkowski), “childhood of Christ” by Berlioz (Ensemble Orchestral de Paris -Dir: John Nelson), “scenes from Faust” by Schumann (Orchestra of Paris – Dir. C. Eschenbach – Salle Pleyel), “Shadows of time” by Henri Dutilleux (Dir: Michel Plasson- Salle Pleyel) in the presence of the composer, “Carmen” by Bizet (Dir: Marc Minkowski -Châtelet), creation of the operetta “the Verfügbar in hell “G.Tillion of (Châtelet),” the Damnation of Faust “by Berlioz (Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood choir – Dir: James Levine -Bathroom Pleyel), the” Trois petites liturgies de la présence divine “with Messiaen (Ensemble Orchestral of Paris – Dir: John Nelson), “3rd Symphony” Mahler (Budapest Orchestra -Bathroom Pleyel), “The Magic Flute” by Mozart (3 roles of geniuses – Opéra de Monte Carlo). In 2009 three teams of seven soloists children create the musical “The journey of Pinocchio” on a stage of Sandrine Anglade. This show has been a memorable tour of 37 concerts throughout France. The season ends with two concerts at the Colmar International Music Festival, and Opus 29 Festival of Auvers-Sur-Oise, under the direction of Patrick Marco. In 2009/2010 Mastery of Paris sings Britten’s War Requiem (Dir: Ingo Metzmacher (Orchestra of Paris), “Persephone” Stravinsky (City of Music- Accentus), Haydn’s Stabat Mater (Folies Françoises – dir: P. Cohen-Akenine). She was honored to be invited back to the thirtieth anniversary of the Festival of Auvers-Sur-Oise in June 2010. She sang the Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini under the direction of Patrick and Marco receives honors from critics of the musical world. Mastery of Paris received the choral Liliane Bettencourt prize awarded by the Academy of Fine Arts and the Academy Charles Cros Coup de Coeur for the first volume of “Songs in France “published by Editions Gallimard Jeunesse in 2001. It is subsidized by the City of Paris and the DRAC Ile-de-France. It is also supported by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation and the Safran Foundation for music. the musical direction Mastery of Paris is provided by Patrick Marco since its inception.