Hélène Walter


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Hélène Walter received her Master's degree from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne in 2013 and obtained her Master of Music Pedagogy at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in 2022. She is prizewinner of the international singing competitions such as Concours de chant Lousada 2022, SOI Fiorenza Cedolins 2021 and 2022, Concurs Jospeh Mirabent I Magrans 2017, Concours de chant de Mâcon 2014 and is a recipient of the Paderewski Award 2013.

Her opera performances have included Adina in Reinhard Keiser's Nebucadnezar this season in the production of Theater Heidelberg in Schwetzingen, Dafne in Händel's Apollo e Dafne with Prangins Baroque, Poulenc's La voix humaine with Zürich Spectrum concert, at the Davos Festival, at Opéra de Fribourg and at Stadttheater Schaffhausen, Belinda and First Witch Dido and Aeneas with Chapelle Rhénane in Mulhouse and Strasbourg, Sandrina La finta giardiniera at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Pamina Die Zauberflöte for the Festival de Villiers, with Compagnie Alla Voce at the Petit Festival Son ar Mein and on tour in France, Susanna and Contessa 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; roles with Opéra de Lausanne, such as Cecilia Hampton in Lopez’ La Belle de Cadix, Model in Christiné’s Phi-Phi, Marchande/ Agathe in Varney’s Les Mousquetaires au couvent and Isabelle in 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. Highlights include Mahler's Symphony no.4 with Kammerorchester Basel, Grieg's Peer Gynt at Tonhalle Zürich, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with I solisti Veneti in Padova, Schönberg's Pierrot Lunaire at Opéra de Saint-Etienne, Mozart's Requiem, Händel's Messiah and Haydn's Les sept paroles du Christ (recorded on CD) with Chapelle Rhénan, Bach's Motets with La chapelle Harmonique in the Chapelle Royale in Versailles (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. In the memorial concert for Jean-Claude Malgoire she sang Beethoven’s Egmont and Ah, perfido! 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 sang 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 participated in projects with Kammerorchester Basel, Les Ambassadeurs, Thymos Quartet, Gli Angeli, Lemanic Modern Ensemble and Ensemble Pygmalion, under Raphaël Pichon, and has given 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 contemporary composers Michael Jarrell, Oscar Bianchi, Niccolò Castiglioni, Alexandros Markéas, Johanna Doderer, Victor A. Coltea, Ezko Kikouchi and Xavier Dayer, Flavio Ferri-Benedetti. Swiss Radio Espace 2 has broadcast her recitals with three world premieres by Johan Treichel, composed for her.


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