Philippe Pierlot

Category:oude muziek, solist, dirigent, hedendaagse muziek
Genre(s):oude muziek
Instrument(s):viola da gamba, cello, baryton (chordofoon)
Conductor of:Ricercar Consort


Philippe Pierlot was born in Liège. Autodidact on the guitar and the lute, he turned his attention to the viola da gamba, which he studied with Wieland Kuijken. He is the director of the Ricercar Consort, and devotes most of his work to the seventeenth-century repertoire, in which he has offered the public a chance to discover many composers and works of great artistic value.

His repertoire also includes contemporary works, a number of which have been dedicated to him, and he is one of the few performers to play the baryton, a little-known instrument for which Haydn composed nearly 150 works.

He has edited and revived a number of operas, including Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse (given at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Lincoln Center in New York, the Hebbel-Theater in Berlin, and the Melbourne Festival, among other venues) and the Sémélé of Marin Marais, and also Bach’s St Mark Passion.

His most recent recordings on the viola da gamba have been devoted to St Colombe and will be issued in 2019.

Philippe Pierlot teaches at the Brussels Royal Conservatory and in his hometown Spa, organising master-classes and seminaries, as well as concerts for young artists.

Selective discography

Georg Friedrich Händel - Blokfluit SonatesGeorg Friedrich Händel - Blokfluit Sonates (1985)
Frédéric De Roos, Georg Friedrich Händel, Ricercar Consort, Claude Wassmer, Philippe Pierlot, Guy Penson
Henri Du Mont - Motets a Voix SeuleHenri Du Mont - Motets a Voix Seule (1984)
Henri Ledroit, Henri Du Mont, Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot, Titia De Zwart, Gérard Lesne, Bernard Foccroulle, Claude Wassmer (...)
Georg Philipp Telemann - Sonates pour Basse de VioleGeorg Philipp Telemann - Sonates pour Basse de Viole (1981)
Philippe Pierlot, Georg Philipp Telemann, Ricercar Consort, Johan Huys, Konrad Junghänel, Anneke Pols

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Bach Musikalisches OpferBach Musikalisches Opfer (2015)
Ricercar Consort, Johann Sebastian Bach
Albert Huybrechts - Musique de chambre IIIAlbert Huybrechts - Musique de chambre III (2013)
Solisten van het symfonisch orkest van De Munt, Albert Huybrechts, Lucas Blondeel, Philippe Pierlot, Lionel Bams
Johann Gottlieb Janitsch - Berliner QuartetteJohann Gottlieb Janitsch - Berliner Quartette (2013)
Il Gardellino, Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
Matheo Romero - musique à la cour d'EspagneMatheo Romero - musique à la cour d'Espagne (2009)
early music
Currende, Guillemette Laurens, Erik Van Nevel
Hacquart Carolus - Le maitre de musiqueHacquart Carolus - Le maitre de musique (2006)
early music
Carolus Hacquart, Philippus Van Wichel
Concert Life in 18th Century Berlin. Works by Janitsch, Schaffrath, Graun.Concert Life in 18th Century Berlin. Works by Janitsch, Schaffrath, Graun. (2001)
Il Gardellino, Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, Christoph Schaffrath, Johann Gottlieb Graun
Motetti ed Arie a voce solaMotetti ed Arie a voce sola (1981)
Baroque, early music
Henri Ledroit, Alessandro Grandi, Claudio Monteverdi, Ricercar Consort, Léonard Hodemont, Lodovico Viadana, Heinrich Schütz