Gaëlle Le Dantec
Born in Paris, Gaëlle Le Dantec began her musical training (piano, chamber music, singing) at the music academy of Boulogne-sur-Mer where she grew up, before joining the “arts” extra-time curriculum at Racine High School in Paris. She graduated with a Masters degree in Musicology at the Paris IV Sorbonne University, at the same time becoming highly active at the CRR (Paris, Boulogne), Institut Catholique de Paris, music academies in the 6th (class of Robert Dumé) and 10th arrondissements (class of Mireille Alcantara). In Nice she undertook masterclasses by Lorraine Nubar and Dalton Baldwin (Juilliard School), which allowed her to join the Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ, USA). Back in Paris, she began her DEA and passed an agrégation in music – the highest French academic qualification. She teaches piano, writes for the magazine Répertoire and sings in several ensembles.
The Festival de Saint-Denis hired her in 1999, where she trained for 10 years, holding the positions of Communication, Public Relations, Awareness Raising, and Production Manager. She was appointed General Secretary of the festival in 2010, a position she held until the end of 2017. At the same time, she is in charge of the festival’s press relations, a mission she also practices for the series “Les Grandes Voix”. Currently, she is developing several personal projects and divides her time between conferences and concert performances (notably at the Opéra de Tours, France), journalism and critic reviews for concertclassic.com as well as for the magazine Classica.