Thomas Raoult, artistic director

Thomas Raoult

Thomas Raoult started studying the flute at the young age of 7. He then went to Zurich for a year to work with Günter Rumpel, and spent two years working with Aurèle Nicolet in Oberwil. Aurèle Nicolet is also the one who pushed Thomas Raoult to take up orchestra and choir directing. Having achieved 7 'conservatoire' diplomas, in flute, music theory, analysis, music history, chamber music, orchestra conducting and choir conducting, Thomas Raoult obtained the SACEM award in analysis for his memoir on Ludwig Van Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony, « Eroica ». Never tired of improving his skills, he completed his studies with a Master’s Degree in Composing and Choir directing.

He is also currently improving his skills in counterpoint and orchestral conducting at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels with Dr. Bart Bouckaert.

He has participated in Masterclasses with outstanding conductors, such as Colin Metters, Jorma Panula and Wolfgang Scheidt. He has thus had the opportunity to conduct the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Sinfonietta, the Camerata Antonio Soler, L'Estro Armonico and the North Czech Symphony Orchestra.

For the last 15 years he  also  worked for the concert venue « l’autre Canal » in Nancy as a coach for young and promising music groups and bands, preparing them for competitions and festivals.

As director of the choir « Voices International », he performs in Luxembourg’s most prestigious venues (Neumünster Abbey, Philharmonie, Grand Théâtre, Trifolion...), and with whom he also participates in international festivals, such as the « Rhythms of One World 2012 » in New York, where they sang in Avery Fisher Hall and the United Nations General Assembly.

In 2013, « Voices International » and Thomas Raoult participated in the « Vienna International Choir Festival » and were awarded the Gold Medal during the festival’s closing concert in the 'Goldener Saal' of the Vienna Musikverein.