Antoine Zède


Antoine studied trumpet – including masterclasses with Wynton Marsalis – singing and double bass. Based in Paris, he could be found playing funk at the Festival Jazz à la Villette (in the Mardi Brass Band) or rock at France Inter alongside Jean-Pierre Morgand. More recently, he has revisited his love of classical music, performing at Radio France, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Salle Pleyel with the Parisian orchestras. Passionate about opera, Antoine plays double bass in productions from Paris to Nîmes, passing by New Delhi. Antoine had the chance to make his debut as narrator in the Carnival of the Animals at Musique Cordiale Festival 2016.


Andrew Staples: Tell me the truth about love

Andrew Staples, tenor
Alisdair Hogarth, piano
Antoine Zède, recitation

Andy, Alisdair & Antoine join forces to explore the many issues around the subject of love, juxtaposing English songs with French poetry, philosophy and psychology, to understand why we love. The concert will include works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gerald Finzi, Benjamin Britten & Thomas Dunhill and will also feature the French premiere of a new song written by Cheryl-Frances Hoad.

Academy & Orchestra Concert

James Lowe, conductor
Jonathan Martindale, violin
Antoine Zède, narrator
Musique Cordiale Orchestra & Academy

Schubert: Symphony No. 5
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Prokofiev: Peter & the Wolf