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Alice Ader

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Alice Ader is a graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (unanimous first prize in 1963) and of the Akademie für Musik und Darstellunde Kunst of Vienna (Reifeprüfung in 1970, with special mention from the jury). She studied with Geneviève Dehelly and Jasques Fevrier (in France) and with Bruno Seidlhofer (in Austria from 1967 to 1970).

She was a winner in the Marguerite Long International Competition.

Several periods of study in Salzburg allowed her to explore the world of Lieder, and active involvement with this repertory was a vital addition to her solo career.

Alice Ader has given recitals and played concertos both in France and abroad, in well known places like Mozarteum, Konzerthaus (Vienna), Gulbenkian, Théâtre St Louis (Lisbon) Gaveau, Châtelet, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Salle Messiaen (Paris), La Monnaie (Brussels), Musée des Beaux Arts (Madrid), Wigmore Hall (London), Düsseldorf, Prague, Budapest, Moscow…

She plays as a soloist for radio and television : Radio France, the BBC, Radio Lisbon, BBC Canada, Südwestfünk…

In the last few years, she has done a lot of recordings, Debussy, Messiaen, Hersant… All of them have been greated with the highest acclaim and most have been awarded prizes.

Those last time, she recorded the Art of fugue (live CD), the complete Moussorgsky piano works, Sonatas of Scarlatti and soon will be recording Maurice Ravel works for piano.

Alice Ader plays as well contemporary music and the classical repertory.

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Música Callada

Música Callada

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Alice Ferrière_@julie fayant

Alice Ferrière

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Alie Ferrière

Alice Ferrière,  mezzo-soprano

Alice Ferrière got a MA’s degree with distinctions in «solo singing & opera» at the renowned University of Music and Performing Art of Vienna (Austria). She studied by Margit Klaushofer & Regine Köbler (vocal training) and by Berverly Blankenship & Uwe Theimer (opera staging & interpretation). Moreover she refined the Lied and Oratorio’s interpretation in the class of Charles Spencer.

Alice Ferrière took part in several international singing competitions and retained the jury’s and press’s attention: „Das Lied“ (Berlin), „Vokal Genial“ (Munich), „Nadia and Lili Boulanger liedduo“ (Paris). In 2016 she participated in the French Music Academy of Michel Plasson and worked on this special repertory with José Van Dam & Sophie Koch.

She is currently perfecting her vocal technique with Carol Blaickner-Mayo. Alice Ferrière already possesses a wide stage experience. During her studies she embodied in the Schönbrunn Schloßtheater the Mozart’s roles of Cherubino, Annio and Idamante, the Händel’s roles of Amastre, or Mrs Nolan (Menotti). She sung the role of Pancracio at the Musikverein of Vienna for the Premiere of „Die Höhle von Salamanqa“( Herbert Lauermann). Between 2011 and 2014 she belonged to the L.E.O.Theater Company and sung the parts of Cherubino,2. Dame and Fenena. Summer 2013 she embodied the role of Erissena (Poro, Händel) at the baroque opera Festival in Scheidegg (Germany).

In February 2015 she sung at the national opera of Graz (Austria) the part of Amastris in Xerxes production conducted by Konrad Junghänel and staged by Stefan Herheim. In 2016 she sung in Sommernachtstraum (Mendelssohn) in the national opera of Bordeaux conducted by Paul Daniel and also in the national opera of Montpellier conducted by Michael Schønwandt. In January 2018 she made her debut in the Wiener Konzerthaus in the Opera L’Europe Galante (Campra) with La Simphonie du Marais conducted by Hugo Reyne. In autumn 2018 she sung at the Opera of Limoges in Mendelssohn’s Sommernachtstraum and at the Toulon Opera in a Rigoletto production in the roles of Contessa Ceprano/ Paggio conducted by Daniel Montané and staged by Elena Barbalich.

Alice Ferrière often gives solo concerts in Austria, Reunion Island, France… Her warm and flexible mezzo voice is particularly adapted to rendition of lieder & melodies, baroque & sacred music. She collaborated many times with the austrian composer Herbert Lauermann (Alte Schmiede, National Bibliothek, Musikverein). In 2016 she worked together with Ensemble Magnétis (France), with Guillaume Fauchère & his baroque Ensemble. Moreover with her duo partner, the pianist Sascha El Mouissi, she regularly proposes recitals. Her first Melodie & lieder album titled « Nuit exquise » will be released in 2019.

In 2011 she took the initiative to create a foundation « Trajectoires » on her homeland Reunion Island to promote classical and lyrical music through concerts and special meetings.

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Nuit exquise

Nuit exquise

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Alissa Zoubritski

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Franco-Moldovan pianist Alissa Zoubritski shares her career between solo piano recitals and chamber music. She majored in both fields at the National Conservatories (CNSM) of Paris and Lyon. She has studied with Rena Shereshevskaya and Géry Moutier. Other influences include Anne Queffelec, Paul Roberts, Aldo Ciccolini, and more.

Passionate about the lyrical repertoire, she graduated with distinction in vocal accompaniment at the Guildhall School of music and drama of London.

​She performed as a soloist in various festivals in France, among which La Roque d’Anthéron, Aix-en-Provence, Colmar, Radio-France de Montpellier. Several of her concerts were recorded and broadcasted on the French National Radio. She also gave concerts in China, Poland, Germany, Moldova, Greece, the USA,…

Alissa is a laureate of a number of international piano competitions, among which “Vulaines sur Seine”, “Opus Yvelines”,  “Lions club” international competition in France and Germany.

​Appointed vocal coach of the Paris Bastille Opera Studio in 2011, she played for opera productions and recitals, and met and collaborated with conductors, stage managers and choreographs. These experiences nurtured her musical vision and her interpretations. Venues included vocal recitals at the Opera in Paris, Lille, Nancy, Lyon, and at the Louvre Auditorium. Among her stage partners are Michal Partyka (baryton), Diana Axentii (soprano), Sophie Boyer (soprano), Damien Pass (bass-baryton)…

​In 2019 Alissa recorded a CD dedicated to vocal transcriptions for the piano. Recorded under the artistic guidance of Alice Legros, pieces include transcriptions of lieder and melodies by Rachmaninov, Liszt, Granados. Three of the pieces are world premieres: “Tic-Tac” for piano by French composer Jean-Baptiste Robin, as well as two transcriptions by Alissa of the melodies  “Dream” by Rachmaninov, and “Les chemins de l’amour” by Poulenc.

​Alissa is involved in the education of young pianists and singers, and teaches at the Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot, where she is the teaching assistant of Rena Shereshevskaya, and is vocal coacg at the Conservatory of  Rueil-Malmaison.

​She was awarded the “prix de la vocation Bleustein Blanchet”.

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Transcriptions lyriques

Transcriptions lyriques

23 05 2017 2 Alla francesca Crédits Yves Massarotto CIMM

Alla francesca

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23 05 2017 2 Alla francesca Crédits Yves Massarotto CIMM

Alla francesca was founded in the early 1990s as an ensemble of chamber music dedicated to very ancient music in its diversity. Its repertoire ranges over the art of solo singing—monody or polyphony—and instrumental music, from the songs of the first troubadours (late xith century) to the art of the Renaissance (xvith century). The ensemble also quite regularly looks into the connections between these repertoires and some types of living musical traditions.

Alla Francesca regularly features in the greatest international festivals of early music and performs worldwide.

Under the direction of Brigitte Lesne, it here releases its eighteenth recording, the first one on the Paraty label.

Brigitte Lesne, singer, is the director of the Alla francesca and Discantus ensembles, both of them specialized in medieval music.

She also performs in various recital formations (solo, duets, trios…) and accompanies herself on various instruments, medieval harps and percussions. She is deeply involved in artistic transmission and leads advanced workshops by subject every year at the Paris Centre for Medieval Music. Since 2012 she has taught the Gregorian repertoire and early polyphonies to B.A. students (« Music, Interpretation and Heritage » at the Versailles conservatoire), and since 2019 to M.A. students (« Performing styles of early music » at the Sorbonne university). Lastly, she is ever more frequently called upon as an expert to devise and lead projects with vocal ensembles, choir schools, conservatoires, universities, choirs…

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Variations amoureuses

Variations amoureuses

Anne de Fornel - Jay Gottlieb

Anne de Fornel – Jay Gottlieb

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Anne de Fornel - Jay Gottlieb

Anne de Fornel
Franco‐American pianist and musicologist, Anne de Fornel obtained a Master’s degree in piano from the National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon in 2012 where she studied with Florent Boffard and earned a Doctorate in Musicology from the University of Paris‐Sorbonne (Paris IV). The following year, she was awarded a Specialized Master’s Degree in “Media, Art and Creation” from HEC Paris. In 2019 Éditions Fayard published her critically acclaimed book on John Cage.
Anne de Fornel has recorded several albums for the Hortus label: Un Long Voyage (2012) with the Trio Steuermann; the CD/DVD Tramages (2014) with the Ensemble Mesostics in which she is the soloist of two contemporary works – Trame IV by Martin Matalon and Interstices by Philippe Hurel (awarded five diapasons by Diapason magazine); La Nuit Transfigurée (2015) with the Trio Steuermann and as a soloist Vers la Vie Nouvelle (2016) (selection of France Musique). In 2017, with the Trio Empreinte, she recorded the album Crossing the Line featuring works by Mel Bonis, Lili Boulanger, Ida Gotkovsky and Graciane Finzi. Released by Klarthe label, this album earned the Trio Empreinte an article in Libération, the “Choix de France Musique” distinction and an invitation to appear on different France Musique broadcasts. She appeared as a pianist in the documentary Pierre Wissmer, a Portrait (2015) which she co‐authored with the director Éric Darmon.
Passionate about contemporary music, she premiered as a soloist Moth by Andrea Agostini; 24 Haïku by Jean‐Yves Bosseur; Ucelli di Pace by Fabrice Gregorutti; with the Trio Steuermann, Klaviertrio by Johannes Boris Borowski; with Guy Livingston, Chabrieriana for piano four hands by William Bolcom; as well as Crossing the Line by Graciane Finzi and Slow Swirl at the Edge of the Sea by Robert Lemay with the Trio Empreinte. She performed her most recent concerts in Paris at the Palais Brongniart, George C. Marshall Center, Salon France‐Amériques, Petit Palais; at the Auditori de Barcelone; in Baden‐Baden in the Kulturhaus; and in prestigious festivals (Artenetra, Musicancy, Piano Lille, Lake District Summer Music, Uppermill Summer Festival).

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Jay Gottlieb
The New York Times praises “his brilliant talent combined with an adventurous spirit”, and the “magnificently colorful and extraordinary technique” of his playing. Pierre Boulez says of him: “Very interesting, he shows distinct originality and the best qualities in regard to his performance”. Jay Gottlieb was born in New York where he was an honors graduate of the High School of Performing Arts while simultaneously studying at the Juilliard School. He received a Master of Arts degree from Harvard University. For many years he worked closely with Nadia Boulanger, as well as with pianists
Robert Casadesus, Yvonne Loriod and Aloys Kontarsky, and composers Lukas Foss, Stefan Wolpe, Olivier Messiaen, Maurice Ohana, Georges Aperghis, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Sylvano Bussotti, John Cage, George Crumb, György Ligeti, Betsy Jolas, Oliver Knussen, Giacinto Scelsi, Ralph Shapey.
A laureat of the Tanglewood Festival Prize, he has participated in many prestigious music festivals (including La Roque d’Anthéron, International Clavier Festival in New York, Autumn Festival in Paris, Autumn Festival in Warsaw, Almeida in London, Venice Biennale, Moscow Forum), in recital, as well as in concert‐conferences and master classes throughout the world. Institutions such as the Juilliard School, the University of Indiana in Bloomington, CNSM in Paris, CNSM in Lyon, École Normale, Schola Cantorum, American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, Centre Acanthes, Pianale in Germany regularly call on him as a teacher. In November‐December 2015, he sat on the jury of the Hamamatsu
International Piano Competition in Japan with Martha Argerich.
He has performed as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, London Sinfonietta, New York Group for Contemporary Music, members of the New York Philharmonic and the Orchestre de Paris working with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Seiji Ozawa, Kent Nagano, Michael Tilson Thomas, Lukas Foss, Aaron Copland, and Arturo Tamayo. Many composers (Magnus Lindberg, Franco Donatoni, Sylvano Bussotti, Luis de Pablo, Maurice Ohana, Betsy Jolas, Gilbert Amy, Yan Maresz, Lukas Ligeti, Bruno Mantovani, Oscar Strasnoy, Régis Campo, Poul Ruders…) have written for him. He has recorded the soundtrack of several films
(including La Discrète), and has written a book on modern and contemporary piano music published by the Cité de la Musique‐Villette. His recordings for Philips, RCA, Harmonia Mundi, Erato, Aeon have several times been awarded the Grand Prix du Disque or Coup de Coeur of the Charles Cros Academy, the Diapason d’Or, and the “Choc” of the Monde de la Musique, among others.
Jay Gottlieb has been selected to represent the USA worldwide through the Arts America Program of the USIA, a division of the State Department.

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Cage meets Satie

Cage meets Satie

Arnaud van de Cauter

Arnaud Van de Cauter

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Arnaud van de Cauter

Arnaud Van de Cauter has devoted himself for many years to the study of seventeenth century Dutch music. He is the professor of organ at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Liège, a teacher of practical harmony and corporal training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Mons and titular organist at Notre-Dame au Sablon in Brussels. Regularly invited to perform in Belgium and abroad, he is also artistic director of the Festival Voce et Organo (Church of Our Lady of the Chapel – Brussels) and has made several recordings hailed by the international press.

After training in somatic therapy with Jean Grauwels, a Feldenkrais practitioner and osteopath in Waterloo, and an in-depth study of Moshe Feldenkrais’ findings, Arnaud Van de Cauter trained in Somatic Experiencing® in Zurich (Peter Levine – Polarity Bildungszentrum). Drawing from these experiences, he created the Intégration Corporelle à l’Instrument (I.C.I) (Body Integration to the Instrument), a sensitive approach to artistic practice based on the development of an organic body/instrument relationship. He is regularly invited to give courses, internships and trainings in this field, intended for musicians from all disciplines (www.echo-art.be).

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Organ Work

Organ Work

Peeter Cornet : œuvre pour orgue

Peeter Cornet : œuvre pour orgue

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arsys

Arsys Bourgogne / Mihály Zeke

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Directed by the young conductor Mihály Zeke, Arsys Bourgogne is a vocal ensemble whose mission is to perform everything from early choral music to contemporary compositions. Founded in 1999 by Pierre Cao, who conducted the ensemble for 15 years, Arsys Bourgogne has a rich history filled with quality and excellence. The ensemble is comprised of 8 to 16 singers and takes on six centuries of a cappella vocal repertoire as well as choral works with orchestra.

Since taking on the artistic direction in 2015, Mihály Zeke has brought Arsys Bourgogne into new and original choral music experiences. He is interested in forging links between Early and New music by creating strong relationships with today’s composers, such as Alexandros Markeas and Benoît Menut.

From Claudio Monteverdi to Olivier Messiaen, through Johann Sebastian Bach Giacinto Scelsi and Philippe Hersant, Arsys Bourgogne’s programs showcase composers from different eras in order to bring a new sense of meaning to each work. The ensemble also proposes new multidisciplinary programs that have elements of dramaturgy and staging. With a rich history of performing oratorios, Arsys pursues collaborations with well-known ensembles such as La Fenice, Les Surprises and accentus. These joint efforts enhance and expand the ensemble’s repertoire and allow for performances of works such as the Monteverdi Vespers, Handel’s Dixit Dominus or Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore.

Arsys Bourgogne is strongly committed to pedagogical activities and provides professional development to young singers who are enrolled in Music Conservatories or Écoles Supérieures de Musiques, such as the ESM Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.

Arsys Bourgogne rehearses and performs regularly in Vézelay with rehearsals open to the public and concerts in the Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay. Since 2015, Arsys Bourgogne has become a part of the «Public Establishment, La Cité de la Voix.

Arsys Bourgogne is supported by the Regional Council of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, the Ministry of Culture and Communication (DRAC Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) the Departmental Council of the Yonne.

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1-HD_JBM2552(c)Jean-Baptiste Millot

Bruno Procopio

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Following his studies at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) with Pierre Hantaï and Christophe Rousset, conductor and harpsichordist Bruno Procopio has pursued a varied and active international career. His activities as music director, soloist, and chamber musician have been enriched by his unusual talent for cultural entrepreneurship. In 2007 he founded the record label Paraty Productions – distributed worldwide by Harmonia Mundi – whose business model was recently praised in a feature article by Le Monde (“L’économie baroque du disque de classique”, 3 March 2016). Procopio is also co-owner of one of France’s most influential classical music websites: ClassiqueNews.

Bruno Procopio works in close collaboration with the Versailles Baroque Music Center (CMBV) to bring French Baroque repertoire to major South American opera houses and orchestras, with whom he has a long-standing special relationship.

A regular guest conductor of the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Bruno Procopio recorded the album “Rameau in Caracas” which received multiple distinctions including Classica Magazine’s “Choc” Award and 5 stars from Diapason Magazine. The recording was selected as Album of the Week by both Le Figaro in France and Classic FM in the U.K.

Prestigious orchestras such as the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (OSB), the Manaus Opera Orchestra of Brazil, the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, “Les Siècles” Orchestra and Chorus, the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and numerous other institutions have benefited from his expertise.

Always enthusiastic to share his knowledge, Procopio has given masterclasses in universities across Latin America including Rio de Janeiro’s UNIRIO, Simón Bolívar University in Caracas, and Chile’s Catholic University. He was also a guest at Beijing’s Central Conservatory, and regularly teaches harpsichord at the Accademia Villa Bossi in Italy.

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C.P.E. Bach, Württemberg Sonatas Wq. 49

C.P.E. Bach, Württemberg Sonatas Wq. 49

‘Rameau in Caracas’, Soloists of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

‘Rameau in Caracas’, Soloists of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Rameau, Pièces de clavecin en concerts

Rameau, Pièces de clavecin en concerts

Outre-Mers

Outre-Mers

Portrait d’Iris, suites pour viole de gambe et pièces de clavecin de François Couperin

Portrait d’Iris, suites pour viole de gambe et pièces de clavecin de François Couperin

Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord, J.S.Bach

Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord, J.S.Bach

Partitas for harpsichord 5, 2, 6, J.S.Bach

Partitas for harpsichord 5, 2, 6, J.S.Bach

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Fisbach Panzl

Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach & David Christopher Panzl

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Fisbach Panzl

Born to a bicultural French-South American artistic family, Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach has consistently sought to explore and expand the saxophone’s repertoire. Above and beyond the more traditional works he performs as a soloist (Auvergne Orchestra, Ekaterinburg Philharmonic) and within the Denisov and Azar Duos, he collaborates regularly with composers and ensembles (Ensemble intercontemporain, Red Note Ensemble), and is a member of the “Futurs composés” network dedicated to new music. He integrates transcriptions into his repertoire, including tango. This open and eclectic approach has led to invitations to perform in international festivals (Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Festival Archipel Geneva, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, and Suntory Hall Tokyo). His recordings feature Hispanic repertoire (Duo Azar, PAI Records, 2011) and new works for saxophone and cello (Denisov Duo, Meyer Foundation, 2014). Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach teaches at the Conservatoire of Calaisis, is a guest Professor at the Conservatoire of Lima, and has given master-classes throughout Europe, South America and Asia. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, he is a prize-winner in several national and international competitions.

The Austrian multi-percussionist David Christopher Panzl began his training at the age of four. He performed his first solo recital at the age of 13 together with the Philharmonic Orchestra Bad Reichenhall. During his school-days he visited New York several times in order to study Jazz. Thereafter Panzl moved to Vienna to complete his studies as a concert percussionist at the Conservatory of Vienna Private University under Professor Anton Mittermayr, where he received his Master of Arts with top honours in 2013. Lastly he studied Marimba in Tokyo at the Toho Gakuen School of Music under Keiko Abe. He is currently a teaching assistant at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna and leads masterclasses worlwide. He is also jury member at several international competitions. As a soloist David Christopher Panzl has performed at Suntory Hall Tokyo, the Seoul Art Center, the Vienna Konzerthaus and at the opening festivities of the Salzburg Festival. He has collaborated with exceptional artists such as Keiko Abe, Nebojsa Zivkovic, Jeff Queen and orchestras such as Sarajevo Philharmonic, Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic, German Chamber-Orchestra Berlin.

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Tango Continuo

Tango Continuo

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Cindy Castillo & Aurélie Franck

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Cindy Castillo

High-spirited and inspiring, Cindy Castillo has been raising her visibility on the international scene of young organists through her concerts on four continents. She conceives her programs along original thematic lines and transports her audience into another world due to the passionate commitment of her interpretations. Beyond her “classical” concerts, both as a soloist and as part of chamber music, Cindy Castillo equally explores possible dialogues at the cutting edge between the organ and other artistic languages, prominently among them dance, video and electronic music. After graduating from the conservatories of Brussels, Namur, Strasbourg and Paris, she became a laureate of foundations such as Rotary, Vocatio, Wernaers and de Lacour, as well as being invited as artist in residence at Sapporo Concert Hall in 2008-2009. In addition to her activities as a performer, Cindy Castillo is also a producer and host at Musiq3, the Francophone classical radio station in Belgium.

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Aurélie Franck

Aurélie Franck graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (singing), from the INSAS (theater staging) and received many prizes (Viñas, Rheinsberg Festival, Yamaha, Belgian Foundation ‘Vocatio’). She performed as a soloist at prestigious venues such as the Palais des Beaux Arts (Bozar) in Brussels, Royal Opera of Versailles, Opéra-Comique & Auditorium du Louvre in Paris & festivals like the Festival de Wallonie, Chamonix, Les Musicales de Normandie, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik… As a contemporary musician, she had among others the opportunity to create the Passio secundum Lucam of Claude Ledoux in the Cathedral of Brussels & the mezzo soprano part in the opera Paulus by Thomas Jennefelt (co-production with the Deutsches Theater of Berlin) She was the solo mezzo soprano in Kopernikus (Claude Vivier) in a co-production between De Nederlandse Opera, Enoa & Vocaallab and sang together with the Asko/Schoenberg Ensemble in Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

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Fragments

Fragments

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