Vincent Dumestre (Conductor)
Vincent Dumestre studied the theorbo under the direction of such illustrious teachers as Hopkinson Smith or Rolf Lieslevand. His talent brought him swiftly to the fore within important early music groups such as the Ricercar Consort, La Simphonie du Marais, Le Concert des Nations, A Sei Voci, La Grande Ecurie and the Chambre du Roy.
However it was not long before his urge to explore music in more depth and his passion for the early Baroque spurred him to found his own ensemble. From the outset two discs from Alpha, recorded in conjunction with the mezzo-soprano Guillemette Laurens, propelled Le Poème Harmonique to the forefront.