A French composer born April 23, 1970 in Eaubonne.
Philippe Forget studied the bassoon, singing and choral and orchestral conducting, notably with the conductor Wolfgang Harrer at the Austro-Hungarian Academy in Budapest.
The founder and conductor of the Orchestre Régional des Jeunes de Bourgogne, he has also conducted various orchestras, including the chorus and orchestra of Lyons Opera, the Orchestre National de Lorraine, the Orchestre Régional Bayonne-Côte Basque. Since 2014 he has been music director of the Chœur National des Jeunes. A champion of the French repertories of yesterday and today, he conducts notably the works of Berlioz, Debussy, Ravel, Milhaud, Jolivet, Jérôme Combier, Philippe Fénelon, Philippe Hersant and Guillaume Connesson.
Passionately interested in the stage, the voice and poetry, he has composed mainly vocal and scenic works. He has set to music the poetry of Louise Labé (Le tombeau des passions for 16 voices, 2016, premiered by the Emélthée chorus), Henry Bauchau (Complies for 8 voices, 2009), Pontus-de-Tyard (Les erreurs amoureuses for female chorus, viola and percussion, 2002, commissioned by the French State) and Michelangelo (Rime for 5 voices, string quintet and piano, 2001, first performed by the ensemble Cybèle). He is also the author of texts he has set to music (De lumière et d’eau, song cycle for voice and piano, first performed at the Studio of Bastille Opera by Gaële Le Roi and Catherine Cournot) and particularly the librettos of Awatshihu, ‘piccolo opera’ for 5 voices and clarinets (2009, premiered by François Sauzeau and Les Solistes de Lyon) and On a voilé l’étoile, pastorale de Noël for 6 voices, children’s chorus and orchestra (2015, first performed by the Maîtrise and Orchestra of Lyons Opera).