Josep Cabré, baritone, studied with Christopher Schmidt and Kurt Widmer at the Schola Cantorum of the Musik Akademie in Basel, Switzerland. He also worked with Jordi Albareda in Barcelona, his home town, and with Lise Arseguet in Paris.
For many years he was the core member of the most prestigious ensembles specialized in early music (Hesperion XX, Huelgas Ensemble, La Chapelle Royale, Ensemble Organum, Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Sequentia…) singing repertoires ranging from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. He is also collaborating with the Daedalus ensemble (Geneva) and the organist Jean Charles Ablitzer.
Josep Cabré is the founder of the vocal quartet La Colombina, with whom he has been performing worldwide and has made many records. He is often invited to teach specialised courses in various institutions (universities in Mexico and Spain, Flanders Festival, Centre International les Chemins du Baroque…). He teaches at Musikene, the Music Academy of the Basque Country, in San Sebastian, and at the Conservatory in Perpignan.
He founded the Companyia Musical, ensemble specialized in the performance of Renaissance and Baroque music, exploring less known musical heritage of plainchant and polyphony. He was the artistic director of the Capilla Peñaflorida (San Sebastián) until 2009 and then the artistic director and conductor of the Coral de Cámara de Pamplona (2009-2012). His intensive work on Hispanic repertoires of the Renaissance and Baroque has resulted in numerous international performances and recordings with both ensembles.