Fabienne Séveillac

Mezzo-soprano

Fabienne Séveillac returned to Paris in 2011 after having spent five years in New York, where she obtained a Master in Performance Voice at the Brooklyn College Conservatory. During her studies there she performed the lead role in L’enfant et les sortilèges, Arnalta in L’incoronazione di Poppea and Pierrot Lunaire, and she premiered numerous pieces by young composers. In 2009 she was the recipient of the Robert Starr Award for the best interpretation of a living composer. 

After a gaining a master’s degree in musicology, focusing on György Kurtág and Samuel Beckett, at Tours University, she began vocal studies in the ensemble Mikrokosmos, and then at the Centre de Formation pour Jeunes Chanteurs du Jeune Chœur de Paris at the Paris CRR, where she worked with Laurence Equilbey and other conductors such as John Nelson and Pierre Boulez. She has performed solo and chamber music at festivals and artist residencies in France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, the United States and Canada. In New York she has performed at Issue Project Room, Le Poisson Rouge, the Tank, Barbès, Secret Project Robot, Wild Project and Webster Hall.  

Since her return to Paris she has become the singer and co-artistic director of soundinitiative and has created the HYOID (contemporary voices) ensemble. Recently she also performed as a soloist at the Paris CRR with Mesostics, was invited by the ensemble Contrechamps in Geneva, premiered Santiago Diez Fischer's opera La Nuit Aveugle with Le Balcon, Jean-Pascal Chaigne’s cycle Mezza Voce with Les Musiciens du Parnasse and Berio with Ensemble InSoliTus. She has also performed with soundinitiative and HYOID in various festivals, including the Darmstadt Summer Festival, Sons d’automne in Annecy, What's Next in Brussels, Claviers en Pays d’Auch, Blurred Edges in Hamburg, and the Impuls Akademie in Graz.

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