Ansermet was born in Geneva, Italian mother and Swiss father, and
began learning music since she was very young by playing the piano.
She later devoted herself to singing, getting her diploma at the
Geneva Conservatory. She has been at the same time performing in
theatrical activities, mainly regarding vanguard productions,. She
attented several singing improving courses and studied musicology
at the Centre de musique ancienne in Geneva. She later
achieved Le Prix de Virtuosité at L Ecole Supérieure
de Musique in Lausanne.
She has been cooperating with
several ancient music ensembles such as Hesperion XX, Elyma, Mala
Punica, Accademia Bizantina, Cappella della Pietà dei Turchini,
taking part in important ancient music festivals throughout Europe:
Saintes, Ambronay,Caen, Fontevraud, Spazio Musica (Florence), Erice,
Graz, Bruges, Automne Musical de Nimes, Feste Musicali Bolognesi,
San Maurizio (Milan), Festival Praga Europa, Autunno Musicale di
Como, Barcellona, Bergen, Berlin, Flanders and Wallonie Festivals,
Gotham Early Music (New York) etc. She has been also recording for
the main radio stations in Europe.
She has done many records with
the ensembles listed above for Emi, Erato, Arcana, Symphonia, K
617 etc., her repertory varying from the Middle Ages to Baroque..
The highest acknowledgments
by the international critique were given to the duo records with
the lutenist Paolo Cherici (Soupirs Meslés dAmour,
Airs de cour au luth by Pierre Guédron Jay pris
Amours, Chansons au luth du XVIème siècle Airs
et psaumes mesurés à lAntique by Claude Le Jeune).
The Soupirs Meslés dAmour record obtained the Diapason
dOr du Siécle prize.
She has been invited by several opera
houses (Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in
Messina, Teatro Massimo in Palermo) as a Baroque works performer.
She holds several courses on Baroque
music vocality and interpretation (Erice, Sicily Fondazione
Cini, Venezia Urbino Centre de Musique Baroque de
Versailles). In 1996 she opened a course on Baroque singing at the
Scuola Musicale di Milan.