pianoforte, Marine Thoreau La Salle
Marine Thoreau La Salle is training at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP). She received training in “Lied” and French melody, first from Anne Grappotte, then from Anne Le Bozec, Emmanuel Olivier, and Jeff Cohen, and won 1st prize with high-class honors unanimously in June 2007. She then completed her training in opera repertoire under the tutorship of Erika Guiomar and Nathalie Dang and won in June 2009 a unanimous 1st prize with high-class honors and congratulations of the jury. She was also advised by Hartmut Höll, Susan Manoff, Janine Reiss, and participated in 2006 in the European Lied Forum in Berlin, and, in 2008, in the masterclass series “The art of vocal accompaniment”, given at the Musée d’Orsay by Julius Drake, Roger Vignoles, and Mickaël Levinas. Marine Thoreau La Salle is regularly invited to perform in piano-vocal recitals and for various chamber music training courses (Opéra Comique-Paris, Jeunes Talents aux Archives Nationales- Hôtel de Soubise Paris, Centre tchèque-Paris, Festival des Nouveaux Talents-Villers-sur-Mer, Soirées Lyriques de Gigondas, Académie Ravel – Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Concerts de midi de la Sorbonne, Festival 1000 sources et Dordogne, Semaine du Son, Scène nationale de Dunkerque, etc.). In 2009, she accompanied the soprano Isabelle Poulenard during her Middle-East recital tour and recorded an album of 20th-century melodies and Lieder related to Asia, with the Taiwanese soprano Li-Chin Huang. In 2010, she recoreded with France Culture alongside the contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux and performed at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées with the musicians of the Orchestre Lamoureux for the concert “Carte blanche à Agnès Jaoui”. In 2013, she could be heard on France Musique with the mezzo-soprano Marie Lenormand. Marine Thoreau La Salle is also a vocal coach, working on numerous productions at the Théâtre de l’Opéra Comique de Paris, the Grand théâtre de Genève, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, etc. Since 2012, she has been a pianist-vocal coach at the Théâtre National de l’Opéra Comique in Paris and supervises the Academie singers on a daily basis. In this capacity, she participates in a series of recitals at the Foyer du Théâtre et Salle Favart, takes part in its productions and provides the preparation and accompaniment of Christiane Eda-Pierre’s masterclasses. Marine Thoreau La Salle is often sollicited by first-rank vocal soloists in the course of their role studies.