Joël Terrin

Baritone, Samling Artist Programme: 2019

Photo: Joël Terrin at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, November 2019. Photo credit: Mark Pinder

The Swiss baritone studied in Lausanne with Frédéric Gindraux before moving to London to work with Rudolf Piernay at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He sang Melchior Amahl and the Night Visitors, Urbain La vie parisienne, Perrückenmacher Ariadne aux Naxos and Un Spirito L’Orfeo for Opéra de Lausanne. He has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra on a range of their Discovery Days, exploring Michael Tippett, as a soloist for Haydn’s Nelsonmesse and as curator of a recital in the series ‘Futures: The Musical Voices of Our Time’. Joël has also curated study events on Schumann and Ravel at Wigmore Hall, where he has also performed in recital. He is part of the Wigmore Hall’s French Song Exchange that made possible his debut in Salle Cortot in Paris. Joël won the Migros Singing Competition in Switzerland and has received support from the Friedl Wald and the Colette Mosetti Foundation. Other awards include second prize at the Kattenburg Final-Competition in Switzerland and at the Somerset Song Prize in 2019. Further projects include Maximilian in Bernstein’s Candide, the solo part in Weill’s Berliner Requiem, a workshop during the Youth Olympic Games for Opéra de Lausanne, a song recital of music by Detlev Glanert for the BBC, a Poulenc recital at Wigmore Hall and a cabaret show, where he unveils some of his own compositions.

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