Passionate About Inspiring Others
Born in Monaco, Jean-Sébastien Beauvais started music as a boy soprano in the Childrens Choir of the Cathedral of Monaco. Master in Music from Amsterdam's conservatory (NL), singer, organist and conductor, his repertoire extends from Baroque to Contemporary music.
As a Singer, he performs all over the world in prestigious venues such as the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Theatre des Champs Elysée (Paris), De Singel (Antwerpen), Dom’s Cathedral (Riga), Sacred Music Festival of Helsinki (Finland), Festival de Beaune (France), Toulouse les Orgues (France), Utrecht’s Early Music Festival (The Netherlands), King’s Place (London).
He is frequently invited to perform as a guest soloist with international ensembles and orchestras including the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (Aapo Häkkinen), The Netherlands Bach Society (Jos van Veldhoven), Opera Fuoco (David Stern), The Namur Chamber Choir (Leornardo G. Alarcon), The Northern Consort, the Hollands Vocaal Ensemble, Ensemble Marguerite Louise (Gaetan Jarry), Currende (Paul van Nevel), Le Concert Spirituel (Hervé Niquet), le Poême Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre) and Esmera Duo with Latvian organist Una Cintina specialized in New Music.
Recent operatic roles include Ottone in Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea at the National Finnish Theatre in Helsinki (Finland) with director Vilppu Kiljunen, Apollo in Cavalli’s Gli amori d'Apollo e di Dafne with The Venice Opera Project (Venice, Italy); Katisha in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado with Theater St Quentin (Paris); Daniel in the stage version of Handel’s Belshazzar in Theatre Veenendal (Netherlands); the title role in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto at the Noordwijk Opera Festival (The Netherlands); Fernando in Conti’s Don Chisciotte in a joint production with Opera aan het IiJ and the Utrecht Barok Consort (Amsterdam); Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (DNOA); and Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with the Utrechts Spelen (The Netherlands).
His personal recordings include Beloved & Beautiful for Channel Classic’s record (nominated for the Edison Klassiek Price in 2009) with the Netherlands Bach Society - dir. Jos van Veldhoven, and Requiem Siciliano for the Belgium Label Ricercar with the Choir Chamber of Namur (2014) – dir. Leonardo Garcia Alarcon.
As a conductor, he graduated at Cergy Pontoise conservatory (FR) following the teaching and guidance from Denis Rougier (Stutgart), Markus Ultz (Hamburg), Mihàly Zeke (Cité de la Voix, Vézelay) and Boris Abalian (Saint Petersburg). Kapellmeister in Netherlands for 5 years, he conducts now two oratorio choirs in Paris and teach privately.
Fond of chamber music and sacred repertoire, he creates La Chambre to perform a cappella repertoire. In residence at Monaco's Cathedral, they have been performing in the Vredenburgzaal of Utrecht, at the prestigious Amsterdam Concertgebouw, in the Chapelle Royale of the Chateau de Versailles (France) during the “Jeudi musical festival”, Église Saint Roch in Paris, and regularly in Monaco during the Sacred Music Festival.
La Chambre is supported by the Ministery of Culture of Monaco, the Monaco Fondation in Paris and the SO.GE.DA.
D.E.M.S. Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles (FR)
Bachelor in Music, Classical singing, Amsterdam Conservatory (NL)
Master in Music, classical Singing & Opera, Amsterdam Conservatory (NL)
Bachelor in Choir Conducting, Cergy Pontoise Conservatory (FR)
Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programation, Repère Institut Paris