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Ensemble Skene



Catherine Verhelst (composer-pianist) and Hervé Tougeron (stage director/author) create multidisciplinary works, with musical and vocal creation at the center of their plural writings.


Since 2005, they have brought together singers, musicians, actors, and visual artists, for their musical theatre shows, chamber opera, and visual arts,  radiophonic creations (France-Musique France-Culture) installations, and films: 

Since 2005, the Skene Musical Ensemble has been composed of Akie Kakehi mezzo, Delphine Millour viola, Annelise Clement Clarinett, and Catherine Verhelst Piano ..


And since 2016, Japanese animation filmmaker Koji Yamamura. 

A DVD-Book «3 Animated Pieces» bringing together the three works realized with Koji Yamamura was released in December 2021...


They were welcomed by:

  •  The Centre Pompidou-Metz
  •  La Cité de la Musique Paris   
  • Many National Stages
  • The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud,
  • Angers-Nantes Opera
  • Institut Français, in Europe, and in Asia, Tokyo, Niigata, Suncheon (Korea) etc... 
  • Maison de Radio-France
  • Museum of Natural History Nantes
  • MuseumNationalPicassoParis
  • Cocteau Menton Museum
  • Musée d’Orsay
  • Musée d’Arts de Nantes
  • Angers Museum of beaux arts
  • Nantes Museum of Arts
  • National Museum of Asian Arts Guimet (MNAAG) 
  • Festival Monstra Lisboa
  • Kunst festival Brussels 
  • Institut Français Varsovie, Tokyo,

And on France-Culture and France-Musique, two large musicals formats 

«Les Sonneurs de Rivets » and «Jules et la mécanique des souvenirs»...


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