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Claudia Galli, soprano and Gregory Moulin, piano

Date(s) - 03/22/2014
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Embassy of Luxembourg


Soprano Claudia Galli was born in Luxembourg to an Italian father and a Portuguese mother. She started her vocal studies at the Conservatory in Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) with Mariette Kemmer. In 2007, she won a vocal scholarship of the Yamaha Foundation and in 2009 the Prix Lyrique du Cercle Carpeaux of the Opéra national de Paris. From 2007 to 2009, she was a member of the Atelier Lyrique of the Opéra national de Paris, singing, among other roles, the Princess in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortileges, Carolina in Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto and Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. At the Opéra national de Paris, she was heard between 2008 and 2011 in Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten conducted by Gustav Kuhn and Verdi’s Rigoletto conducted by Daniel Oren; in addition she was a cover for Bruno Mantovani’s Akhmatova under Pascal Rophé.  In January 2011, Claudia Galli took on the role of Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen,  performed under Claude Schnitzler’s direction at the Opéra-Théâtre de Metz as well as the Opéra national de Lorraine.

During the 2012 season she is performing Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Sylviane in Lehár’s Die lustige Witwe, both at the Opéra national de Paris. The 2013 season brings her to the Aix en Provence Festival where she sings « The Princess » in « L’Enfant et les Sortilèges », marking the first performance of a big tour through France and Belgium. In May 2013 she was heared at The Herblay’s Theater where she performed Fatime in « Abu Hassan » by C. M. von Weber.  As a concert performer, Claudia Galli has appeared at the Palais Garnier, the French National Library, the Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet in Paris, the Villa Médici in Rome and at the Auditorium du Louvre Paris. She also sung several concerts and recitals in Luxembourg in 2013 at venues such as the Philharmonie and the Abbaye Neumünster.

Originally from the Drôme region of France, Gregory Moulin began his early musical studies at the conservatory of Montélimar. He also accompanied many singers at gala concerts in various distinguished concert venues, including “La Fenice” in Venice, “La Villa Medici” in Rome, “l’Auditorium du Louvre”, “l’AthénéeLouis Jouvet”, “l’Opéra Comique” in Paris, “La Salle Molière” in Lyon, “l’Opéra de Toulon” and the“Opera de Lille”. During this time Grégory was also involved in many productions at the “Paris National Opera” as Pianist Coach as well as Assistant Conductor, including, Melancholia (World premiere by George Friedrich Hass) conducted by Emilio Pomarico, Da Gelo a Gelo (World premiere by Salvatore Sciarrino) conducted by Tito Ceccherini, both with the “Klang Forum Vienna”. Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart) under Sylvain Cambreling with the “Orchestre des Lauréats du
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.”

From October 2008 until June 2010 he completed his conducting studies under both Alexandre Myrat, Greek Conductor, student of Igor Markevitch and Jordi Mora, Spanish Conductor, himself student of Sergiù Celibidache. Since this time, Grégory has become a highly sought after vocal coach, both in recital and operatic field.  His conducting and coaching see him in demand at some of Europe’s leading opera houses andmusic festivals including the “Paris National Opera”, the “Bayerische Staatsoper” in Munich, the “Salzburg Festival”, the Madrid’s “Musica d’Hoy Festival” and the “MaerzMusik Festival” of Berlin, on repertoire as contemporary music and world premières as Luci Mie Traditrici (Sciarrino), Al Gran Sole Carico d’Amore (Nono), Dionysos (Rhim) and Akhmatova (Mantovani) as well as Les Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc), L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel), St. François d’Assise (Messiaen) and Così fan tutte (Mozart) at the “Salzburg Festival” in 2011. His next engagement will bring him to the Philharmonie of Luxembourg for a recital of German Lieder with Claudia Galli and the Aix en Provence Festival 2013, as assistant conductor on the world première of “The House Taken Over” by Vasco Mendonça.  $110/elegant reception/wine/valet parking