Openness and curiosity particularly characterize the musical thought of Pierre Bibault, multifaceted French classical and electric guitar performer.
As a soloist, he explores contemporary music repertoires, written, improvised, with electronics, or in real-time sound-transformation, and handles his guitars as well as samplers, loopers and computers, which become the obvious and necessary extension of his creations.
He is also a permanent member of Thierry Pécou’s Ensemble Variances, which he has joined in 2017 (Rouen Opera, Radio France’s Présences Festival, London’s Wigmore Hall, etc.) and therefore maintains a privileged relationship with the composer, made up of projects, exchanges and creations.
He frequently works with the Ensemble intercontemporain, as an additional musician (classical and electric guitars), and which invites him in 2019 as a Soloist for the French premiere of the Guitar Concerto Ode an Eine Äolsharfe by H.W. Henze, at the Paris Philharmonie.
His experience of Orchestra is one of his specificities:
Between 2014 and 2018 he has played with the Belgian Candide Orchestra, and has taken part in the productions of Brundibar, Fiddler on the Roof, and Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, with which he has toured throughout France and Belgium.
In 2017, he has played and recorded (Warner / Erato) for the ensemble Les Forces Majeures.
In 2020, he has played with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Kent Nagano.
He is also very active in various Chamber Music ensembles: with cello, violin, flute, voice, chamber and jazz orchestras.
From 2006 to 2016, he has played with the Duo Resonances, with which he has performed more than 300 concerts and recorded a CD that was very quickly recognized as a reference: Jun-Tokusen (Classical Music Award, ranked among the 50 best recordings of the year 2015 in Japan); iTunes Favorite, February 2014; "A prominent album" - ThisIsClassicalGuitar, March 2014.
Pierre Bibault holds three Masters Degrees (Performance, Pedagogy and Musicology) and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Performing Arts, at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium, where he combines Instrumental Research and a Thesis on Gesture and microGesture of the Performer, and more precisely on Zad Moultaka's guitar works, with particular applications in the direction of new technologies.
He gives numerous concerts on all continents and for very numerous and prestigious venues: from Paris and Brussels Philharmonies, to the Wigmore Hall in London, passing by the Arts Centers of Bangkok (Thailand), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Hong Kong, the Tyska Kyrkan in Stockholm, the Chapelle Bon-Pasteur in Quebec, Kouvoutsakis Art Institute in Athens, the American Universities of Cincinnati, Houston, Indianapolis, Louisville, Lafayette (Louisiana), Miami, among many others.
He is the Artistic Director of the International Guitar Festival in Béarn, France, since its creation in 2017, and has been the Counselor and Project Supervisor for the Paris Guitar Foundation from 2014 to 2018.
Pierre Bibault is Professor of the Paris Conservatories, in the 12th and 16th arrondissements, as well as a Teacher-Researcher at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel.
He frequently gives Masterclasses and Conferences in France and abroad.