Thierry Thiébaut is the coordinator in Africa for the Conductors without Borders program of the International Federation for Choral Music.
Born in Paris in 1947, he studied voice and choral singing in a boys choir and in the mixed choir Vent d’Est. He entered the Orchestre de Paris Choir, conducted by Arthur Oldham, in 1976. He studied choral conducting with Erwin List and founded the mixed choir La Brénadienne that he conducted for thirty years.
Among his main repertoire are major works including Carmen (Bizet), Missa Solemnis (Beethoven), Stabat Mater and Sécheresses Cantata (Poulenc), Le Roi David (Honegger), Symphony of Psalms (Stravinsky), and C Minor Mass (Mozart).
His choir has participated in numerous contests and festivals around the world, in Brazil, Lebanon, Portugal, Scotland, Lithuania, Russia, and Germany. In 1999, he created the A Coeur Joie National Youth Choir, which won five awards at the Arezzo choir competition in 2007.
He is frequently invited as a conductor, teacher clinician, and jury member. Currently, he serves as the president of the À Coeur Joie International Choral Federation and has founded choral federations in French speaking sub-Saharan African countries.