BarrocoTout & Kevin Skelton

18:30 – 19:30

Young ensemble concert

Paris 1737

Works by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), François Rebel (1701-1775), François Francœur (1698-1787) and Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)

Georg Philipp Telemann was invited by the French court in 1730, but it was not until 1737 that the German composer arrived from Hamburg in a Paris in full cultural and musical boom. The city of the Académie Royale de Musique and the Concert Spirituel was undoubtedly an inspiration for his second book of quartets for flute, violin, cello and harpsichord, which had an impressive impact on the entire musical scene of the time. With this programme, BarrocoTout wants to travel with Telemann through the city that accompanied him on this unforgettable journey.

Kevin Skelton tenor
Carlota Garcia traverso
Shiho Ono violin
Kaori Uemura viola da gamba
Raphaël Collignon harpsichord and organ




Founded in 2013 in Brussels, BarrocoTout specialises in the historical interpretation of early music. It has performed at numerous festivals and concert halls in Europe and won the Main Prize at the International Young Artists Competition in York in 2017. In 2015, BarrocoTout was selected to take part in EEEmerging, a program supported by Creative Europe (EU). Their repertoire consists of both classics such as the Quatuors parisiens (G.F. Telemann) or l’Offrande musicale (J.S. Bach), but also works by lesser-known composers discovered during their research such as Henri-Jacques de Croes or Herman-François Delange. In 2019, the ensemble is released its first CD La Sonate égarée under the Linn Records label (Outhere).


Kevin Skelton

Kevin Skelton has a multi-faceted career in performance, directing, choreography, teaching and research. Felling equally at home on the concert stage and in opera, Kevin specialises in 17th century music, Bach’s Evangelist roles and experimental music theatre.  Kevin has performed with some of the world’s finest early music ensembles, including Collegium Vocale Gent, L’Arpeggiata, and Concerto Palatino, as well as in numerous theatres and festivals around the world, including Teatro La Fenice, La Monnaie, Opéra Royal de Versailles, and the Boston and Utrecht Early Music Festivals. Kevin completed graduate programs in voice, conducting, musicology, and choreography, at the University of Toronto, Indiana University, Oxford University, and art the School of Contemporary Dance PARTS. In 2013, Kevin published his first book: Settle the Score: performer’s analysis for the classical singer.