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.

Her opera performances have included Pamina/ Die Zauberflöte with the Festival Son ar Mein and the Festival Voce Humana, Susanna/ Le nozze di Figaro with Compagnie Alla Voce, Mélisande/ Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande (cover) at Opéra Bordeaux, the title role in David Walter’s opera 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.

Recent 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.

In November 2018 she is debuting with the Ensemble intercontemporain, under the baton of Mehdi Lougraida, performing works of Agata Zubel and Karol Szymanowski in Paris. She has given recitals in Spain, Switzerland and France, most recently at the Festival de Musique d’Obernai.

Hélène Walter is an active concert singer, with a repertoire consisting of a wide variety of styles from baroque to the 21th century music. She has sung Chausson’s Poème de l’Amour et de la Mer with Orchestre d’Auvergne and La Sinfonietta de Genève, conducted by Benoît Willmann, Ravel’s Shéhérazade with Orchestre d’Auvergne, Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder, Clara Schumann Lieder, J.S.Bach’s Johannes-Passion, Jesu meine Freude and Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria a.o. She has worked with prestigious ensembles such as Thymos Quartet, Gli Angeli, Lemanic Modern Ensemble, Ensemble Pygmalion/ Raphaël Pichon.

Hélène Walter has a close affinity with modern music, she has performed works by Pierre Boulez, Michael Jarrell, Oscar Bianchi, Niccolò Castiglioni, Johan Treichel, Alexandros Markéas, Johanna Doderer, Victor A. Coltea and Xavier Dayer. Swiss Radio Espace 2 has broadcast her recitals (including with three world premieres by Johan Treichel, composed for her).




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