Lisa Magrini, Sopran
Lisa Magrini, born in Avignon in 1982, becomes acquainted early in her life with solo singing and stage performance as she joined at the age of thirteen the ensemble Tard Quand Dîne, a group focused on the performance of medieval and traditional music. With this ensemble and before the age of eighteen, she appeared in concert more than 300 times in France, Germany and Canada.
Her passion for the Classical repertoire drew her to the studio of tenor Carlos Belbey in Aix en Provence, and then at the Conservatoire d'Aix en Provence, where she was part of the class of Laure Florentin and Monique Zanetti. She received her diploma from the conservatory in 2008, the same year in which she received a Bachelor degree in Musicology from the Université de Provence.
Lisa has also trained in Baroque singing under Vincent Recolin, Lise Arseguet, Gérard Lesne, Eugène Ferré, Jean-Marc Aymes, Raphaëlle Kennedy, Johannette Zomer, Hopkinson Smith, Leonardo García Alarcón, Vincent Dumestre, Claire Lefilliâtre, Gabriel Garrido, Maria-Cristina Kiehr, Rosa Dominguez, among others.
Her interest in early music then took her to the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where she studied under Dominique Vellard, Gerd Türk, Kate Dineen and Crawford Young, receiving a Master degree in Medieval and Renaissance music in 2011.
Lisa Magrini has performed in numerous concerts as a soloist in France, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Ireland, Canada, Marocco and Bolivia. She has sung as soloist under the direction of Dominique Vellard, Vincent Recolin, Gérard Lesnes, Conrad Steinmann, Luc Coadou, Sébastian Boin, Julian Villagara, just to name a few; and as a chorister under the direction of Christophe Rousset, Andrea Marcon, Michel Piquemal ...
She has performed oratorio and operatic roles such as: La Pieta in La Morte Delusa by Bassani in Geneva in 2011, under the conduction of Lionel Desmeules; Filia in Jephte by Carissimi, at the Abbey of Thoronet, in August 2010 under the direction of Dominique Vellard; Vagans in Juditha Triumphans by Vivaldi in Geneva in 2010 under the direction of Lionel Desmeules; Tullia in Ottone in Villa by Vivaldi in the Fondation Royaumont in 2007 under the direction of Gérard Lesne; Calisto in La Calisto by Cavalli in Essaouira, Morocco, in 2006 under the direction of Vincent Recolin...
Lisa also performs in recital a program of French mélodie with pianist Jean-Marc Maitrot (Fauré, Ravel, Roussel, Debussy, et al) and with harpsichordist Natalia Cherachova a program of German and French Baroque music (Bouteiller, Lully, Dumont, Couperin, Handel, Capricornus, Bach, et al).
She has toured many times through France and Switzerland performing her recital "Tiranno Amor, Core stolto!" accompanied by harpsichordist and singer Lionel Desmeules.
Lisa has been an active teacher and voice clinician since 2007.