Musical ensemble specialized in medieval music and baroque music created in 2004, Sprezzatura developped along the years multiple projects around the dialog between different arts and cultures. Along with its activities of creation and production of events, concerts and shows, Sprezzatura has developped as well over the years educational, well-being and health activities (masterclasses, workshops, seminars…)

Dialog between Cultures

Sprezzatura seeks to enable the public to live an original and innovative artistic experience by redefining the spaces of expression and modes of transmission. The artistic projects are based upon the idea of a Dialog of Cultures, a sort of intimate conversation between voice, arts, people and aesthetics. 
These values are at the heart of the new creation, Sprezza World, which combines and merges musical cultures from different time periods and continents. 

Dialog between Arts

Sprezzatura ssupports and produces itself regularly for visual arts projects with artists of Yishu-8 en France and in China, as well as with internationally renowned artists such as Pierre-Yves TrémoisMauro Corda, Patrick Dewilde, Benjamin Lacombe or Christophe Dardeau.

Sprezzatura collaborates on artistic projects with dancers and choreographers (Léonore Baulac, Paco Dècina, Jean Gaudin, Florence Guérin, David Drouard…) actors and authors (Michael Lonsdale, Brigitte Fossey, Laure PortierClémence LaveissièreSébastien RajonOlivier Cohen…).

Sprezzatura participates regularly to festivals and events as varied as ArtenetrA, KorresponDance, Saint-Michel en Thierrache, Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and Hong-Kong French May Festival as well as inauguration ceremonies of the Nouvel Institut Franco-Chinois ou de la Foire Internationale d’art contemporain (FIAC PARIS).

Health & Well-being

Sprezzatura has been developing methods and organising for over 15 years workshops and seminars using music and vocal coaching for coaching, health care and prevention.

Sprezzatura collaborates with institutions such as the Institut du Cerveau (ICM) and Université Paris Descartes, and companies specialized in health and well-being (PaïdiaSynthesis, Carewan, Sprezz’Art, Rend-fort, Laboratoire Roche).

Every year Sprezzatura collaborates with charities, offering free concerts and workshops and organizing fundraising events for causes (APF, Sport dans la Ville, Banques Alimentaires, Retina France, Octobre Rose…). 

Sprezzatura is a membre of the French Federation of Specialized Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles

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Sébastien Fournier
Artistic Director

Counter-tenor, Lyric singer, GSMD London

Singing from a young age in the greatest French ensembles such as Les Arts Florissants, the Musiciens du Louvre, Accentus, Opera Fuoco… He participates to many festivals and tours in France and abroad.

In 2004, he creates the ensemble « Sprezzatura » to promote early music and develop possibles dialogs between arts and cultures.

His artistic collaborations led him to develop creations  combining different arts in cultures in Tcheque Republic, Italy, China, Spain, Ghana… and deeply influenced his artistic direction and singing.

His personal story and projects also led him to develop an expertise around using voice and music for care and well-being. AirZen recently called him the ‘Contre-ténor du bien-être’.

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Sébastien Fournier is ambassador of ONLYLYON