Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert
Et exultavit spiritus meus - Magnificat (J.S. Bach)
Lamento della Ninfa - Ottavo Libbro de Madrigali (Monteverdi)
Qual piacer fra pochi istanti - L'italiana in Algeri (Rossini)
Svegliatevi nel core - Giulio Cesare (G.F. Handel)
Finalist Froville international baroque singing competition (2017) (2017)
Laureate of the Jordi Savall Academy (2017)
Finalist Governor's Recital Prize for Singing (2017)
French mezzo-soprano of Swedish and Italian ascent, Clémence Faber starts singing at age three at the Conservatoire de Chantepie, Brittany. She joins the Children Choir of the Paris National Opera in 2003. She makes her debut at age seventeen at the Opéra Comique under Laurence Equilbey, singing the role of Cis in Britten’s Albert Herring.
Having completed in Paris a Bachelor in History at the Sorbonne University and a Masters in Politics at Sciences Po Paris, Clémence moves to Glasgow in 2014 to study singing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under Wilma MacDougall. She graduates from her Masters in Vocal Performance in June 2017.
Extremely versatile performer, Clémence nourrishes a special bond to baroque and early music. She has been training under the Italian contralto Sara Mingardo since 2015 and has studied in masterclass with Vivica Genaux, Patricia Ciofi, Stéphanie d’Oustrac and Roberta Mameli. She has sung the alto solo in Vivaldi’s Magnificat with Les Cris de Paris (dir. Geoffroy Jourdain), a Messiah in Gdansk with the Polski Chor Kameralny (dir. Jan Lukaszewski), the alto solo from the Haydn’s Theresienmasse and the second soprano in Vivaldi’s Gloria with Capella Sacra in Düdingen. She has made her debut as a soloist at the Wigmore Hall (London) in 2019 in Charpentier’s Litanies de la Vierge and Miserere des Jésuites with Vox Luminis (Lionel Meunier).
Since 2017, Clémence has been working regularly with ensembles such as Les Cris de Paris (Geoffroy Jourdain), Vox Luminis (Lionel Meunier), La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Jordi Savall), Le Concert Spirituel (Hervé Niquet), l’Ensemble Arsys Bourgogne (Mihály Zeke), l’Ensemble Aedes (Mathieu Romano), Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre), the Nederlands Kamerkoor (Peter Dijkstra) and the Groot Omroepkoor in Amsterdam (Klaas Stok).
Among her projects in 2020:
Bach - Johannes-Passion / Philharmonie de Paris, Chapelle Royale de Versailles, Cathédrale de Reims, Auditori de Barcelone - Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall
Beethoven - 9th Symphony / Ensemble Aedes, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, direction François-Xavier Roth
Stravinsky - Noces / Ensemble Aedes, Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth
Clémence is among the six singers laureates of the Ambronay Academy 2020. Under the baton of Geoffroy Jourdain, she will perform next summer as a soloist in ”Le reniement de Saint-Pierre” by Charpentier, "Jephte” by Carissimi and the “Oratorio per la settimana santa“ by Rossi on tour around Europe : Festival de Namur, Festival de Saintes, Pavia in Italy, Torroella Festival in Spain, Opatija Festival in Croatia, Abbaye de Sylvanès.
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