curriculum Claudine Ansermet



   Claudine 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 d’Amour, Airs de cour au luth by Pierre Guédron – J’ay pris Amours, Chansons au luth du XVIème siècle – Airs et psaumes mesurés à l’Antique by Claude Le Jeune). The Soupirs Meslés d’Amour record obtained the Diapason d’Or 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.