Les Métaboles | Léo Warynski

Spearheaded in 2010 by Léo Warynski, Les Métaboles Vocal Ensemble is a group of young singers devoted to 20th and 21st century a cappella choral repertoire.

Deeply committed to contemporary music, The Ensemble has commissioned numerous new works. It has also tackled the baroque repertoire, making a name for itself with Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Bach’s Motets. The Ensemble has been invited to prestigious festivals all over France and Europe (the Strasbourg Festival Musica, the Ribeauvillé Festival de Musique Ancienne, Musicales de Normandie, Saison musicale de Royaumont, and In Sacris in Sofia).

The Ensemble’s activities include original productions such as “scent concerts” pairing music with the work of perfume designer Quentin Bisch (who has created fragrances for Mugler and Azzaro).

The chorus has also collaborated with Les Siècles Orchestra under the direction of François-Xavier Roth in Lyon and Paris (Debussy’s Nocturnes, Playing for Pleyel), the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Salle Pleyel (Puccini’s La Bohème), as well as the Radio France Orchestre Philharmonique at the Théâtre du Châtelet (Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd).

Les Métaboles has received generous support from Mécénat Musical Société Générale since 2013, and from the Fondation Orange since 2016. The Ensemble is a member of FEVIS.

Léo Warynski

Léo Warynski received his training in orchestra conducting from François-Xavier Roth at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP), as well as from Pierre Cao (Arsys Bourgogne).

A conductor with wide-ranging interests, he conducts symphonic and opera repertoire as well as choral works. He regularly collaborates with prestigious ensembles and orchestras: the Intercontemporary Ensemble, Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire de Paris, the Remix Ensemble, the Modern Ensemble, the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, The National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, the Accentus Choir.

Deeply committed to performing new works, he has conducted Sebastian Rivas’ real-time opera Aliados with the ensemble Multilatérale (the Operas of Caen, Nancy and Nîmes), Francesco Filidei’s opera Giordiano Bruno with the Ensemble Remix Casa da Musica (Piccolo Teatro de Milan) and the Ensemble Intercontemporain (Théâtre de Caen). He regularly collaborates with the Accentus Choir.

Léo Warynski is musical director of the Ensemble Multilatérale – an instrumental ensemble devoted to new works – and the vocal ensemble Les Métaboles which he founded in 2010.