Stéphane Fuget studied piano with Catherine Collard and Jean-Claude Pennetier, organ with Nicole Pillet-Wiener, clavicord with Ilton Wjunisky, harpsichord with Christophe Rousset, Pierre Hantaï and Ton Koopman, conducting with Nicolas Brochot... and taught himself the hurdy gurdy.

He was unanimously awarded a first prize for harpsichord and continuo at the CNSM in Paris. He is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, and laureate of the International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges.

Stéphane Fuget first made a name for himself with the baroque and pre-classical chamber ensemble, L'Entretien des Muses. His CD of Haydn trios, released by Calliope in 2004 was unanimously hailed by international critics. The ensemble performed regularly in France and abroad, with internationally aclaimed artists such as Véronique Gens, Claire Lefilliâtre, Valérie Gabail, Mayuko Karasawa... They were regularly broadcast on the radio: France Musique, Radio Classique, DeutschlandRadio Berlin...

For the next decade he dedicated himself to his vocal coach career in the world's greatest opera houses. Alongside conductors such as Christophe Rousset, Jean-Christophe Spinosi or Marc Minkovski, he worked on the greatest international stages: Staatsoper and Theater an der Wien (Vienna), DNO (Amsterdam), Liceu (Barcelona), La Monnaie (Brussels), Leipzig Opera, Royal Theatre of Drottningholm (Sweden), Lotte Concert Hall (Seoul), Palais Garnier, Opéra Bastille, Châtelet, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Paris), Capitole (Toulouse), Strasbourg Opera, Bordeaux, Rennes, Lille, Nancy, Montpellier, etc. These projects also enabled him to forge close links with some of the world's most prestigious artists : Anne-Sophie von Otter, Jennifer Larmore, Véronique Gens, Sandrine Piau, Gaële Arquez, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Kurt Streit, Julian Prégardien, Jeremy Ovenden, Nathan Berg…

Sophie Von Otter requested his presence as a specialist of French Baroque music for a production of Charpentier's Médée at Frankfurt Opera.

At the same time, he developed his career as a guest conductor. In this capacity he directed Emmanuelle Haïm's Le Concert d'Astrée at Lille Opera and other northern houses in a production by Stuart Seide, Carissimi's Jephtha with Ensemble Dix in Paris, The Magic Flute with Opelescences ensemble in the Vert-Galant fort (France), and most recently, Rameau's Les Paladins with the Joy Ballet Orchestra in Tokyo.

Inspired by his desire to work with young artists, he developped and transformed the vocal coaching and baroque opera classes at the CRR conservtoire in Paris, the only classes of their kind in France. In this way he was able to hone and develop his vision of baroque declamation and ornamentation in several productions : The Coronation of Poppea and Ulysses by Monteverdi, Semele and Rodelinda by Handel, la Calisto by Cavalli, Titus by Cesti, Psyché by Lully and Orfeo by Rossi.

To bring together the fruits of his experience and research he decided to create his own ensemble, Les Épopées, in 2018. He and his company offer a decidedly new vision of baroque interpretation.

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