After studying organ and musicology at university, Bruno Boterf opted for a performing singing career and was soon in demand as a soloist, singing under leading conductors in programmes of sacred music by Bach, Handel, Monteverdi, Cavalli, Mozart, Rossini, etc… At the same time he was initiated into the mysteries of medieval music by Anne-Marie Deschamps and Marcel Pérès while also performing contemporary music with the Groupe Vocal de France, taking part in several productions with the ensemble 2E-2M and Radio France.
On stage, he has appeared in operas under the direction of Jean-Claude Malgoire, William Christie, Marc Minkowski and Hervé Niquet, and has collaborated regularly with Mireille Larroche and Péniche Opéra. He has performed the title roles in The Play of Daniel and Monteverdi's Orfeo.
His considerable interest in Renaissance and early Baroque music has led him to perform 16th and 17th century music both in duet programmes (A Doi Tenori with Gilles Ragon) and as a soloist with groups like Akademia, the Witches,Ensemble William Byrd, Orchestre Les Passions, Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse and La Fenice. He also performed French repertoire of the same period, particularly the late 16th centuty “air de cour” in concerts with the Ensemble Clement Janequinfor more than twenty years. He has recorded many discs for Harmonia Mundi and features in numerous recordings on other labels, including Alpha, Erato, CBS, Ricercar, Audivis and more recently Ramée with Ludus Modalis
Holder of Certificate of Early Music teaching, Bruno Boterf is a qualified teacher. He taught at Conservatory of Music and Danse of Tours and the Royal Conservatory of Liège. He is now "Professor specialized in early music singing" at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance (CNSMD) of Lyon. He is the regular guest of polyphonic structures and other centers for courses and master classes. He is also regularly required to take the musical direction of projects involving singers and instrumentalists in the pre-baroque and baroque repertoire (Motets and Masses of Henry Du Mont, Motets and Psalms of Praetorius, Monteverdi Vespers, cantatas and Mass in B Minor Bach)
This experience led him to create Ludus Modalis, an a capella group of a dozen singers focusing mainly on 16th and early 17th century sacred music.