Claudia Moulin, soprano
Claudia Moulin was born in Luxembourg to an Italian father and a Portuguese mother. She started her vocal studies at the Conservatory in Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) with Mariette Kemmer. In 2007, she won a vocal scholarship of the Yamaha Foundation and in 2009 the Prix Lyrique du Cercle Carpeaux of the Opéra national de Paris. From 2007 to 2009, she was a member of the Atelier Lyrique of the Opéra national de Paris, singing, among other roles, the Princess in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortileges, Carolina in Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto and Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte.
At the Opéra national de Paris, she was heard between 2008 and 2011 in Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten conducted by Gustav Kuhn and Verdi’s Rigoletto conducted by Daniel Oren. In January 2011, Claudia Moulin took on the role of Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen under the baton of Claude Schnitzler at the Opéra-Théâtre de Metz as well as the Opéra national de Lorraine, Nancy. She also sang in the Young Singers Projects of the Salzburg Festival.
Highlights the 2012 season included the role of Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola under Riccardo Frizza and Sylviane in Lehár’s Die lustige Witwe under Asher Fisch, both at the Opéra national de Paris. The 2013 season brought her to the Aix en Provence Festival where she sang The Princess in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, marking the first performance of a big tour through France and Belgium. In May 2013 she was heared at The Herblay’s Theater where she performed Fatime in Abu Hassan by C. M. von Weber.
As a concert performer, Claudia Moulin has appeared at the Palais Garnier, the French National Library, the Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet in Paris, the Villa Médici in Rome and at the Auditorium du Louvre Paris. She also sung several concerts and recitals in Luxembourg in 2013 at venues such as the Philharmonie and at Neimënster.
In Spring 2014 she performed with pianist Grégory Moulin in an extensive and successful recital tour in the United States in venues such as the Carnegie Hall - New York, San Francisco Community Music Centre and in Washington, D.C among others. The recital programme, entitled “Richard Strauss – des racines et des ailes” included lieder by Richard Strauss, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Hugo Wolf, Alexander Zemlinsky, Alban Berg.
2015 higlights, in addition to several recitals, included the role of Mrs Ford in Salieri's Falstaff at the Théâtre Roger Barat in Herblay and the main role of "Carlotta ou La Vaticane", a new opera written by Dominique Gesseney-Rappo. The world premiere will be in December 2015 at the Opéra de Fribourg Théâtre Equilibre, Switzerland.
2016 projects include a tour in Ecuador in March (with performances at the Teatro Sanchez Aguilar/Sala Zaruma in Guayaquil, at the Teatro de Artes Segundo Cueva Celi in Loja, at the Teatro Sucre in Cuenca and at the Casa da la Música Quito). She also recorded her first album entitled "Echoes" on the label Odradek
Records. The disc, featuring Lieder repertoire, explores the legacy of Richard Strauss and it will be released in 2017.
Grégory Moulin, piano
Originally from the Drôme region of France, Gregory Moulin began his early musical studies at the conservatory of Montélimar. Continuing at the conservatory of Valence, it was here he received his Diploma of Musical Studies in Piano, Conducting and Chamber Music.
Aged 20, Grégory began specialized studies in Vocal Accompaniment and Chamber Music at the conservatory of Villeurbanne, under Didier Puntos.
In 2006, he joined the prestigious "Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra National de Paris" (Dir. Christian Schirm) as Pianist Coach and Conductor.
During this time he was involved as Pianist Coach and Assistant Conductor, in many operatic productions, including, Madrigali Guerrieri e Amorosi (Monteverdi), The Rape of Lucrecia (Britten), Così Fan Tutte (Mozart), Dido and Aeneas (Purcell), Il Matrimonio Segreto (Cimarosa), L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel), as well as several concerts at the “Palais Garnier” under conductors as Edward Gardner (E.N.O Music Director) Jérôme Corréas, (Music director of “Les Paladins”), Guillaume Tourniaire, (Music director of “l’Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne”), Antony Hermus (Dessau G.M.D) etc…
He also accompanied many singers at gala concerts in various distinguished concert venues, including “La Fenice” in Venice, “La Villa Medici” in Rome, “l'Auditorium du Louvre”, “l'Athénée Louis Jouvet”, “l’Opéra Comique” in Paris, “La Salle Molière” in Lyon, “l’Opéra de Toulon” and the “Opera de Lille”.
During this time Grégory was also involved in many productions at the “Paris National Opera” as Pianist Coach as well as Assistant Conductor, including, Melancholia (World premiere by George Friedrich Hass) conducted by Emilio Pomarico, Da Gelo a Gelo (World premiere by Salvatore Sciarrino) conducted by Tito Ceccherini, both with the “Klang Forum Vienna”.
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) under Sylvain Cambreling with the “Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.”
From October 2008 until June 2010 he completed his conducting studies under both Alexandre Myrat, Greek Conductor, student of Igor Markevitch and Jordi Mora, Spanish Conductor, himself student of Sergiù Celibidache.
Since this time, Grégory has become a highly sought after vocal coach, both in recital and operatic field.
His conducting and coaching see him in demand at some of Europe's leading opera houses and music festivals including the “Paris National Opera” with conductors and orchestras as Pascal Rophé and the “Orchestra of the Paris National Opera”, the “Bayerische Staatsoper” in Munich with Kent Nagano and the “Bayerische Staatsoper Orchester”, the “Salzburg Festival” with Ingo Metzmacher and the “Wiener Philharmoniker”, then the “Deutshes Symphonie-Orchester” Berlin, with Marc Minkowski and “Les Musiciens du Louvre”, the Madrid’s “Musica d’Hoy Festival” and the “MaerzMusik Festival” of Berlin with Beat Furrer and the “Klang Forum Vienna” and the “Aix en Provence Festival” with Etienne Siebens and the Asko/Schönberg Ensemble, on repertoire as contemporary music and world premières as Luci Mie Traditrici (Sciarrino), Al Gran Sole Carico d’Amore (Nono), Dionysos (Rhim) and Akhmatova (Mantovani) as well as Les Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc), L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel), St. François d’Assise (Messiaen), The House Taken Over (V. Mendonça) and Così fan Tutte (Mozart).
We can hear him very often accompanying the Luxemburgish Soprano, Claudia Moulin-Galli, with whom he performed numerous recitals. Last year, they toured a recital of German lieder through the USA in several venues including the Carnegie Hall of New York.