Edwige Herchenroder

Samling Artist Programme: 2012

Edwige Herchenroder’s late recital appearances include Festival d’Aix en Provence, Paris Petit PalaisOxford Lieder Festival, St John’s Smith square, the complete Wolf’s Italienishes Liederbuch with Royal Academy Song Circle, Young Songmaker’s almanach concert and Norwich Festival. She has performed songs, melodies and Lieder repertoire along with singers of the new generation such as Sonia Grané, Rachel Kelly, Kitty Whately, Rupert Charlesworth, Ross Ramgobin.

Recent opera coachings include Royal Academy Opera productions Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges with Stéphane Denève and Massenet’s Cendrillon with conductor Gareth Hancock et director Christopher Cowell, Aix en Provence Academy Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésiass production, Il était une fois from Massenet’s Cendrillon directed by Nathalie Spinosi for the Festival des Voix Mêlées (France), La Fée by and conducted by Dominique Spagnolo in Opéra de Massy (France), Jackdwas Musical trust‘s Così fan tutte.

Edwige graduated from Ecole Normale de musique de Paris and Conservatoire de Paris (CRR) studying with Eric Vidonne before completing her postgraduate program with Malcolm Martineau and Audrey Hyland at the London Royal Academy of Music. She also took advice from Graham Johnson, Christopher GlynnJulius Drake, Roger Vignoles, Jonathan Papp, David Selig and Helmut Deutsch. She has participated in masterclasses with Ann Murray, Joan Rodgers, Patricia Macmahon, Barbara Bonney, Angelika Kirschlager, Sarah Walker, Pamela Bullock, Leontina Vaduva, Dawn Upshaw, Robin Bowman, Thomas Allen, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Anthony Legge.

She is a Georg Solti Accademia di bel canto scholar, Young Songmaker’s Almanach accompanist, Samling Artist and Britten-Pears Young Artist. She has been awarded many accompaniment prizes including 1st prize Oxford Lieder 2011 Young Artist platform with Sonia Grané and has accompanied singers for Tauber Prize Final, Wigmore Song Competition and Kathleen Ferrier awards at Wigmore Hall.

Edwige is regularly involved  in projects on French vocal repertoire song and opera. She has coached singers on the singing in French specifics and she has worked with London Royal Academy Opera, Robin Bowman at Jackdaws Musical Trust, and Enoa at Dutch National Opera.

Edwige was awarded the 2011/2012 Hodgson Fellowship at Royal Academy of Music. She devised, on this occasion, a concert series of French Songs together with London French Institute. This ‘Season of French mélodies’  included six concerts performed by eleven singers and a range of thirty composers. Felicity Lott and Graham Johnson kindly introduced two of the concerts.

Edwige is the 2013 HSBC Pianist Laureate of the Festival d’Aix en Provence. She made her CD début in 2015 with tenor Rupert Charlesworth and the record label Ziz Zag Territoires (Outhere music).