Baritone - Organist
A 2022 Philippe Jaroussky’s young artist, french baritone Benoît Déchelotte is currently studying towards a master’s degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Samantha Malk and Stephan Loges. At Guildhall he had the opportunity to study with Iain Burnside, Graham Johnson, Adrian Thompson, Bretton Brown, Jonathan Lemalu and participated in masterclasses with Tobias Truniger, Kamal Khan, Julia Bullock, Richard Hetherington, and Craig Terry. Previously, he studied in Lyon with Marcin Habela.
On stage he was Belcore in Donizetti’s l’elisir d’amore with Longhope opera, Chairman Walsingham in Cesar Cui’s A feast in time of Plague with Oxford Opera Society, Le Cicérone in Jean Françaix’s Paris, à nous deux! with the Guildhall brass department, Ben in Menotti’s the Telephone, and Valentin in Hervé’s Petit Faust.
He received 2nd young artist prize at the generalist international competition Jeunes talents en Normandie 2022. He was also Finalist at Vivonne competition in 2021.
Benoît began studying the piano at the age of 5 and then turned to the organ with François Ménissier at Rouen Conservatory where he graduated in 2013. Finalist 2017 at the international Grand Prix d’orgue Jean-Louis Florentz, he graduated with honors the same year in Eric Lebrun’s class at Saint-Maur-des-Fossés conservatory and further on with Lionel Avot at Lyon Conservatory. He is now performing regularly as a soloist and accompanist.