Fabienne Séveillac FR
French mezzo-soprano Fabienne Séveillac obtained a Masters in Performance Voice at the Brooklyn College Conservatory. During her studies there she performed the lead role in operas and premiered numerous pieces by young composers. In 2009 she was the recipient of the Robert Starr Award for the best interpretation of a living composer. She now devotes her time principally to the performance and teaching of 20th and 21st century music. After a Masters degree in Musicology focusing on György Kurtág and Samuel Beckett at the Tours University, whilst teaching piano and ear training, she began vocal studies in the ensemble Mikrokosmos then at the Centre de Formation pour Jeunes Chanteurs du Jeune Chœur de Paris at the Paris CRR, where she worked with Laurence Equilbey and other conductors such as John Nelson and Pierre Boulez. Since her return to Europe, she has been the singer and co-artistic director of soundinitiative, and in parallel cofounded HYOID (contemporary voices), now based in Brussels. She performed as a soloist and gave masterclasses in France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Danemark, Canada, the USA, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, in various festivals including the Darmstadt Summer Festival, the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik in Bludenz, What's Next / Ars Musica and "Les nuits " Botanique in Brussels, Blurred Edges in Hamburg, the Impuls Akademie in Graz, Klang in Copenhagen, the Brisbane festival and the Bendigo BIFEM festival.