Marie Hamard

Marie Hamard

Coloratura Mezzo-Soprano

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French Mezzo Soprano Marie Hamard stands out for the warmth of her voice and her facility in the colorature. She is finalist in the Vivonnes singing competition (oct 2014) and in the Beziers competition (apr 2015).  In march 2016, she is invited to take part to the  “Britten Pears Young Artist Programme” in Aldeburgh with Dame Ann Murray, Sir Thomas Allen et Roger Vignoles. Among her future projects, Marie Hamard will sing Ariel in the Purcell's Tempest with Cantatio Ensemble in November. She will also be part of the Jennifer Larmore 's Master Class in Luxembourg with Nei Stemmen. She is a scholarship holder of the FOCUNA fondation. In April 2017 she will be Anita in West Side Story and in July, she will sing the Rossini's Petite messe Solennelle in the Festival Lyrique of Montperreux (France). Marie Hamard began her artistic way with the piano and the theatre. After obtaining a Master in Modern Literature and a Master in Management of Cultural Projects she moves to Geneva in Switzerland to attend the Geneva's High School of Music. She graduated with a Master in Vocal Performance in 2015 in Stuart Patterson's class. She won the special prize « Mise en Voix » for her final recital.  Recent Operatic engagements include 2nd Lady (Die Zauberflöte, Mozart) with Hojotoho Amsterdam Opera Studio, Zulma (L'Italiana in Algeri, Rossini) with Daniele Belardinelli, Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi, Puccini) with Antoine Marguier, Pluton (L'Ivrogne corrigé, Gluck), Valetto (L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi) and Gontran (Une Education Manquée, Chabrier). In august 2015, she takes part to the Lyrical Meeting in Geneva where she sings the Messagiera in Monteverdi's Orfeo, with Français Rochaix, Pierre-André Gamba and Lucas Pianca. Solo concert experience include Saint Saëns’s Christmas Oratorio, Duruflé's Requiem, Kodaly's Missa Brevis, Vivaldi's Gloria, Caldara's Missa Dolorosa, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and Vivaldi's Beatus Vir. She completed her training with master classes with Nathalie Steinberg, Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Alain Buet, Valérie Guillorit, Alain Garichot, Patricia Petibon, Claudio Desderi, Luisa Castellani. In september 2015, she is chosen to take part to the « Exzellenz-Labor Gesang » in Neuwied-Engers (Germany) with René Massis, Hedwig Fassbender, Fausto Nardi and Umberto Finazzi.
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