Julien Dubruque is an alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure, an agrégé de l’Université, and has a Ph.D. in musicology. He has studied harpsichord and basso continuo at the Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatoire, and aesthetics at the Paris Conservatoire. He teaches Classics in classes préparatoires at the Lycée Victor Hugo in Paris and is a researcher and an editor at the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, where he has published more than thirty critical editions, as well as an associated researcher at the Institut de recherches en musicologie (IReMus). He collaborates in the Opera Omnia Rameau (OOR), and in the Édition Numérique, Critique et Collaborative de l’Encyclopédie (ENCCRE).
Thomas Leconte works as researcher and editorial manager in the CMBV Research Department (CESR, UMR 7323). His focus is on the historical and musical aspects of 17th century French salon music and early grands motets under Louis X1V (1643-1682). He has produced many publications on the subject. He also has a special interest in 17th and 18th century French provincial religious music and in the musical repertoires and practices of extraordinary ceremonies at the French court.
With a degree in cello, bassoon, chamber music and music theory, Benoît Dratwicki gravitated towards the history, analysis & aesthetics of music and orchestration. From 2001 he was delegate then Artistic Director of the CMBV (Centre de musique baroque de Versailles). In 2006 he helped found the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venise, for which he is Artistic Advisor. He produced the radio programme La Querelle des Bouffons for France Musique with his brother Alexandre (2006-2007). With a PhD in Musicology, he specialised in Versailles Musique du roi and 18th century French opera (repertoire, style & interpretation), about which he has published several articles and essays. He organises conferences and masterclasses (mainly for singers). In collaboration with the CMBV and the Palazzetto Bru Zane, he has helped recreate over fifty French operas from the 17th, 18th and 19th century, recorded under various record labels.