Born in the Alps and now living in Paris, Vincent Borel has spent a long time working as a journalist for leading underground French publications including Actuel and Nova Magazine, where, at the beginning of the 90s, he championed house and electro music. At that time he published the very first novel dedicated to this new wave of music: Un Ruban noir. He then spent a few years at France Musique, where his curiosity extended to baroque and opera, a universe he’d been immersed in since the age of eleven. Having haunted hangars and industrial wastelands, he now scours opera houses and festivals throughout Europe. He has also published novels devoted to the greats of these genres such as Lully, Josquin des Prés, Bruckner, Wagner and Saint-Saëns. He regularly writes for Classica, Opéra Magazine, the Théâtre des Champs Élysées and the website Concertclassic.