Hervé Niquet


Recording of the Year!

And the winner is… once again Hervé Niquet! This time it is concerning nothing less than the „Recording of the Year“ assigned by the prestigious International Classical Music Awards (ICMA), the Oscars of the classical music! Out of 15 recordings selected for the final, the jury voted for the CD „Visions“ with French Soprano Véronique Gens and the Munich Radio Orchestra conducted by Hervé Niquet.

The Jury statement says: "With plenty of passion and a perfect feeling for the drama in a program of rarely performed French opera and oratorio arias, soprano Véronique Gens and conductor Hervé Niquet present a most attractive CD comprising many unfairly forgotten musical gems.“

Some months ago the CD „Visions“ was already featured as “Best Solo Recital of the Year" by the International Opera Awards 2018.

Bravissima Madame Gens, bravissimo Maestro, bravissimi tutti!  Congratulations also to Alpha Classics having not only produced this recording, but also having been awarded „Label of the Year 2018“ by the ICMA.

An Echo Klassik!

The award-ceremony of the Echo Klassik 2016 is going to take place in Berlin on October 9th, 2016. Hervé Niquet will receive the Echo Klassik for the best CD-recording of an opera from the 19th century (Féliciens David’s Herculanum). After Walküre from the Mariinsky (2013), Norma with Cecilia Bartoli (2014) and Two boys by Nico Muhly at the MET (2015), this is a lovely and well-deserved award for an artist whose inspiration is coequally strong as his sincerity of artistic commitment and who always remains anxious to re-discover masterpieces for us through his countless musical initiatives.

Here is Hervé Niquet’s statement:

„I am so delighted to receive such a prestigious award! This is a triple reward actually: First, the recognition concerning the - both unknown as ingenious - French heritage from the 19th century, then the proof, how essential the contribution of the Palazzetto Bru Zane is to our musical life and finally that both the Brussels Philharmonic and the Vlaams Radio Koor have found a significant place in international music scenery. Thank you very much for this award and congratulations to your curiosity“.


Perfect musician and explorer

To introduce Hervé Niquet in a few lines only, is quite a challenge considering his fiery temperament and the already long and impressive career he has achieved.

First of all Hervé Niquet is a perfect musician: harpsichordist, organist, pianist, singer, composer, choirmaster, conductor, no less than all this! And on the top he is an actor too. Then Hervé Niquet stands for absolute integrity and inexhaustible curiosity, two qualities which make him search for the original intentions of the composer and comply the original musical autographs.