Hélène Walter

soprano

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Biography

Hélène Walter obtained her Master's degree from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne in 2013. She is a prizewinner of the international singing competitions Kattenburg 2017, Mirabent I Magrans 2017, Clermont-Ferrand 2015, Mâcon 2014 and is a recipient of the Paderewski Award 2013.

She has performed Pamina/ Die Zauberflöte with Compagnie Alla Voce at the Petit Festival Son ar Mein and on tour in France, Susanna/ Le nozze di Figaro with Compagnie Alla Voce, Mélisande/ Pelléas et Mélisande at Théâtre Saint-Léon Paris and as a cover at Opéra Bordeaux, Jeune fille in David Walter’s Jeune fille sans mains at Opéra de Tours, several roles with Opéra de Lausanne, such as Cecilia Hampton/ Lopez’ La Belle de Cadix, Model/ Christiné’s Phi-Phi, Marchande/ Agathe in Varney’s Les Mousquetaires au couvent and Isabelle/ Honegger’s and Ibert’s L’Aiglon. She sang Pauline/ La Vie Parisienne with Compagnie lyrique de Genève, the title role of Alexandros Markéas’ Antigone recrucifiée (world premiere) with Opéra de Massy and Barbarina/ Le Nozze di Figaro at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and with the company La Co[opéra]tive.

Concert highlights include Beethoven’s Egmont and Ah perfido in the memorial concert for Jean-Claude Malgoire with L’Orchestre de la Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy. With the Compagnia di Punto she sang Bach’s Oster-Oratorium, conducted by Arno Hartmann. On tour with Les Musiciens du Louvre, under the baton of Marc Minkowski, she performed Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium in Germany, Poland, Hungary, France, Greece, Matthäus-Passion in Spain and Germany and Händel’s Dixit Dominus in Chambéry and Grenoble. She was a soloist in Brockes-Passion, with the Capella Concertata under Yves Corboz in Fribourg. With Orchestre d’Auvergne and La Sinfonietta de Genève she sang Chausson’s Poème de l’Amour et de la Mer and Ravel’s Shéhérazade with Orchestre d’Auvergne.

Hélène Walter has worked with prestigious ensembles such as Thymos Quartet, Gli Angeli, Lemanic Modern Ensemble and Ensemble Pygmalion under Raphaël Pichon. In 2018 she debuted with the Ensemble intercontemporain, under the baton of Mehdi Lougraida, performing works of Agata Zubel and Karol Szymanowski in Paris. She has given solo recitals with piano and guitar in Switzerland, France and Spain, most recently at the Nouvel Opéra Fribourg, at Théâtre des Sablons and at the Festival de Musique d’Obernai. Her large repertoire ranges from early baroque to contemporary music and includes works by Pierre Boulez, Michael Jarrell, Oscar Bianchi, Niccolò Castiglioni, Alexandros Markéas, Johanna Doderer, Victor A. Coltea and Xavier Dayer. Swiss Radio Espace 2 has broadcast her recitals with three world premieres by Johan Treichel, composed for her.


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