Conductor and harpsichordist Emmanuelle Haïm has become a regular guest whenever the Berliner Philharmoniker programme Baroque music. As long ago as 2002, she was an instrumentalist in Philharmoniker performances of Johann Sebastian Bach’s [St. John Passion]. Six years later, she made her conducting debut.
Since then, she has performed works by George Frideric Handel plus music by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Henry Purcell with the Philharmoniker on several occasions, and in 2011 she also took over the musical direction of the education project [Season’s Whims]. Emmanuelle Haïm completed her studies in Paris with numerous awards and worked for several years as assistant to William Christie, the doyen of historical performance practice. She performs worldwide with her ensemble Le Concert d’Astrée, which she founded in 2000. In addition to an exciting discography, Emmanuelle Haïm’s impressive portfolio – the “Ms Dynamite of French Baroque” according to the English press – includes guest conducting engagements with orchestras such as the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the London Symphony Orchestra.