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Thomas Le Colleter

Piano I Researcher


Thomas Le Colleter is a contractual doctoral student in comparative literature (teaching and research) and a musician.


A former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in modern literature, he also obtained his piano and chamber music prizes at the CRR de Lyon in 2006 in Hervé Billaut's class, before collaborating in 2008 with Jean-François Zygel as artistic assistant on numerous projects at the Théâtre du Châtelet (with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France), at the Salle Pleyel, at the Maison de Radio-France, at the Festival lyrique des Chorégies d'Orange and on France Télévisions, in the program "La Boîte à musique de Jean-François Zygel". 


He continued his musical studies by obtaining in 2009 a first prize for piano accompaniment in the class of Angéline Pondepeyre at the CRR in Rueil-Malmaison, as well as a first prize in Music History in 2012 in the class of Corinne Schneider at the CRR in Paris, first nominated. He regularly accompanies and coaches opera singers in the fields of lied, melody and opera, and specializes in baroque repertoire with Julie Hassler and Hélène Dufour, vocal conductor at the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.


At the same time as his activity as a musician, he is attached to the "Literature and Music" branch of the Centre de Recherches en Littérature Comparée (CRLC) and is currently preparing a doctoral thesis at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne on the influence of music on the poetic work of Federico García Lorca, Pierre Jean Jouve and Giorgio Caproni. His research focuses more generally on poetic-musical relations in 19th-20th centuries in Europe. He has written several articles on the subject, the last of which, devoted to Wagner, appeared in Ellipses in February 2013 in the book Découvrir Wagner edited by Elisabeth Brisson and René Palacios.


He is a lecturer in comparative literature at the University of Paris IV and a music workshop lecturer at Sciences Po Paris.

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