Soprano, classical or jazz crossover, wedding singer. Versatile voice. Huge vocal range. Actress and dancer.
I was born on the French island of Martinique, also known as Madinina, or "Island of Flowers". I first developed a taste for music via dance, whilst growing up surrounded with various cultural influences, in a society where everything is celebrated in Music. In the 1990s, I got involved with Pop singing, whilst studying in Pau, South-West France. I n 1995, I traveled to Great Britain. There, I did various Rock and Jazz circuits, enjoying the buzz of performing. Along my musical path, I encountered a recording by Barbara Hendricks, singing Duke Ellington songs. It was whilst learning that Jazz repertoire that I discovered affinities with my head voice, and top soprano notes. I also found a great affinity with the emotional contents within those pieces. I went on to learn opera arias, and taking Bel Canto lessons, with various accredited teachers. Those include Valerie Saint-Martin, Ivor Flint, and Maureen Millmann. I also attended workshops at various colleges, including Thames Valley University. I took up private tuition, on how to relate to compositions, via the art of singing. I have studied great writings such as the ones of Bach, Mozart, Verdi, Haydn, Bellini, Saint-Saens, Handel... I have also taken part in various London-based choruses, for over 10 years. One of them is the Chelsea Opera group, with whom I have learned to work under different guest conductors and chorus masters. My voice covers 4 and a half octaves, up to a strong TOP F, with nice textures and tones. I am a good and experienced sight-reader. I have a very unique stage presence: a very tall and striking figure. I am also a very versatile actor; please see the relevant page. I have studied languages from age 11, and am extremely fluent in french and in English. I carried on with Latin and Spanish for 8 years, then learnt some more Latin in London for 2 years. I am comfortable singing in German, French, Spanish, Italian, English, Latin. As I grew musically, I also learned composing, and has taken classes on a private basis with Mr Rhys, who increased her awareness about musical structures, an their respective purposes... I am currently developing a commercial career as a classical and crossover singer, across the UK. I am particularly fond of singing in churches. I enjoy writing about music and its effects on the human mind.
Can be worked with client, according to occasion, personality, audience and budget... Amongst others: Ave Maria, Schubert Standchen, Schubert Susser Freund, Schumann Basin Street Blues, Spencer Williams Dido's lament, Purcell Printemps qui commence, Saint-Saens L'Amour en Heritage, Pierre Delanoe Lascia Ch'io Pianga, Handel Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix, Saint-Saens In trutina, Carl Orff We'll gather lilacs, Coward My Lord, what a morning A Chambre Separee, Heuberger Sophisticated Lady, Duke Ellington Early Autumn, Burns/ Herman Ach, ich fuhl's, Mozart Creole Love Call, Duke Ellington Adagio, Albinoni Adieu, Faure Apres un Reve, Faure Le Secret, Faure
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