Biography

French mezzo-soprano of Swedish and Italian ascent, Clémence Faber starts singing at age three at the Conservatoire de Chantepie, Brittany. She joins the Children Choir of the Paris National Opera in 2003. She makes her debut at age seventeen at the Opéra Comique under Laurence Equilbey, singing the role of Cis in Britten’s Albert Herring.


Having completed in Paris a Bachelor in History at the Sorbonne University and a Masters in Politics at Sciences Po Paris, Clémence moves to Glasgow in 2014 to study singing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under Wilma MacDougall. She graduates from her Masters in Vocal Performance in June 2017.

Extremely versatile performer, Clémence nourrishes a special bond to baroque and early music. She has been training under the Italian contralto Sara Mingardo since 2015 and has studied in masterclass with Vivica Genaux, Patricia Ciofi, Stéphanie d’Oustrac and Roberta Mameli. She has sung the alto solo in Vivaldi’s Magnificat with Les Cris de Paris (dir. Geoffroy Jourdain), a Messiah in Gdansk with the Polski Chor Kameralny (dir. Jan Lukaszewski), the alto solo from the Haydn’s Theresienmasse and the second soprano in Vivaldi’s Gloria with Capella Sacra in Düdingen. She has made her debut as a soloist at the Wigmore Hall (London) in 2019 in Charpentier’s Litanies de la Vierge and Miserere des Jésuites with Vox Luminis (Lionel Meunier).

Clémence is a laureate of the Jordi Savall Academy 2017 and has just performed for the first time with Le Concert des nations at the Gran Teatre Liceu in Barcelona.

Since 2017, Clémence has been working regularly with ensembles such as Les Cris de Paris (Geoffroy Jourdain), Vox Luminis (Lionel Meunier), La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Jordi Savall), Le Concert Spirituel (Hervé Niquet), l’Ensemble Arsys Bourgogne (Mihály Zeke), l’Ensemble Aedes (Mathieu Romano), Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre), le Nederlands Kamerkoor (Peter Dijkstra) and the Groot Omroepkoor in Amsterdam (Klaas Stok).

Among her projects in 2019 :

The Ode for St. Cecilia’s day by Purcell with Le Poème Harmonique and the Ensemble Aedes at the Vienna Konzerthaus,
Les Noces by Stravinsky with the Ensemble Aedes at the Paris National Opera,
Bach’s Matthaüs Passion with the Nederlands Kamerkoor in Holland,
Bach’s Johannes-Passion with William Christie and the Nederlands Kamerkoor at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw,
Stockausen’s modern opera Aus Licht at the Holland Festival with the Nederlands Kamerkoor,
A tour in Korea with Le Concert des Nations and Jordi Savall (Haendel, Dixit Dominus),
The performance and recording of Berlioz’s Messe solennelle with Le Concert Spirituel at La Chapelle Royale in Versailles,
Haydn’s Stabat Mater with the Ensemble Aedes and Le Concert de la Loge at the Montpellier’s Festival de Radio-France,
Lully’s Cadmus et Hermione at the Versailles Royal Opera House with Le Poème Harmonique and l’Ensemble Aedes.

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Clémence Faber
clemence.faber@hotmail.fr
+33 6 78 79 77 92

Studio de création:Ouistiti