Emmanuelle Haïm is highly acclaimed as a performer and champion of the Baroque repertoire, both as a keyboard player and conductor. She has developed a strong relationship with both the Berliner Philharmoniker and Los Angeles Philharmonic, whom she has conducted regularly over several years. In recent seasons she has made her debut with the New York Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Wiener Philharmoniker, with performances in Vienna and at the Lucerne Festival.
In 2000 Emmanuelle founded Le Concert d’Astrée, which quickly established an international reputation. During the 2020-21 season their performances include productions of Le retour d’Idoménée, from Campra’s Idoménée, at Opéra de Lille and Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) in Geneva. They will also be touring Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in Arras, Paris and Nancy, as well as performing Bach’s St. John Passion with ensemble Hemiola and the choir of Le Concert d’Astrée. Le Concert d’Astrée have their residency in Lille and are passionate and active ambassadors for this region.
Emmanuelle has conducted regularly at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, including Theodora (Handel) and L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi). She has also performed Rodelinda (Handel) with Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Hippolyte et Aricie (Rameau) with Zurich Opera, and was the first woman to conduct at Chicago Lyric Opera (Handel’s Giulio Cesare).
With Le Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle has a very extensive discography with Erato/Warner Classics. Their recordings have won numerous awards including Victoires de la Musique Classique (for Lamenti and Carestini), the Echo Deutscher Musikpreis and nominations for the Grammy Awards. Their most recent releases are a CD of Italian Cantatas by Handel performed by Sabine Devieilhe and Lea Desandre and a DVD of Handel’s Rodelinda filmed in Lille in 2018.
Emmanuelle is a Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, an Officier des Arts et des Lettres, an Officier de l’ordre national du Mérite and an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music.