Hélène Walter


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Hélène Walter received her Master's degree from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne in 2013 and is obtaining her Master Music Pedagogy at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. She is a prizewinner of the international singing competitions SOI Fiorenza Cedolins 2021, Kattenburg 2017, Mirabent I Magrans 2017, Clermont-Ferrand 2015, Mâcon 2014 and is a recipient of the Paderewski Award 2013.

Her opera performances include Sandrina/ La finta giardiniera at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Pamina/ Die Zauberflöte at Festival de Villiers, 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 at Opéra Bordeaux, Jeune fille in David Walter’s Jeune fille sans mains at Opéra de Tours; 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.

Hélène Walter is a versatile singer with repertoire ranging from early baroque to contemporary music. This year she has performed Bach's Motets with La chapelle Harmonique in the Chapelle Royale in Versailles and recorded on CD, G. Porsile's Cantatas with Ensemble la Cicala at Ton Koopman's Festival Itinéraire Baroque, Bach's Mass in b minor with Giovanni Radivo baroque orchestra at the Festival de la Chaise Dieu and Festival d'Ambronay, Perti's Oratorio della Passione for RTS, conducted by Yves Corboz. She appeared with the Ensemble intercontemporain, conducted by Mehdi Lougraida, with works by Agata Zubel and Karol Szymanowski. She sang 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 performed Bach’s Osteroratorium, conducted by Arno Hartmann. On tour with Les Musiciens du Louvre, under Marc Minkowski, she was on tour with Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium in Germany, Poland, Hungary, France, Greece, with Matthäuspassion in Spain, Germany and with Händel’s Dixit Dominus in Chambéry and Grenoble. She sang Keiser's Brockes-Passion with the Capella Concertata under Yves Corboz. 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. She has appeared with ensembles such as Thymos Quartet, Gli Angeli, Lemanic Modern Ensemble and Ensemble Pygmalion under Raphaël Pichon. She gives solo recitals with piano and with guitar, most recently at the Nouvel Opéra Fribourg, at Théâtre des Sablons and at the Festival de Musique d’Obernai. Her repertoire includes works by Pierre Boulez, Michael Jarrell, Oscar Bianchi, Niccolò Castiglioni, Alexandros Markéas, Johanna Doderer, Victor A. Coltea, Ezko Kikouchi 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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