Lucie Chartin- Soprano

"When I grow up I want to be a pianist, a singer or a cleaning lady." 

Having explored both the piano and the cleaning options, Lucie is now pursuing her vocation as a singer. Born and raised in the south of France, her childhood was characterised by an endless round of piano and flute lessons. She participated successfully in a few competitions and won the second and first prize of her category at the Concorso Pianistico Nazionale di Cesenatico.

After finishing her piano degree 'cum laude' at barely 14 years old, she studied singing at the Early Music Department of the Amsterdam Conservatoire, from which she graduated in 2015 with the highest distinction. 

As a soloist she performed under the direction of Gijs Leenaars, Daniël Reuss, Richard Egarr, Sigiswald Kuyken, Yannick Nézét-Seguin and Hernán Schwartzman. She performed with orchestra’s such as The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Asko Schönberg, The Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, in concerts venues including Tokyo International Forum, De Doelen (Rotterdam), Muziektheater aan't IJ, (Amsterdam), der Tonhalle (Düsseldorf), Royal Theater (The Hague) and Tivoli Vredenburg (Utrecht).

In opera she sung the role of Belinda in Dido and Aeneas under Richard Egarr in Amsterdam, and created the role of Mariken's Soul in Mariken in de tuin der Lusten by Callioppe Tsoupaki with the company OPERA2DAY. She then performed the coloratura part in their next production, Dr Miracle's Last Illusion. Both productions were live captured on DVD.

She made her debut at the Dutch National Opera with Before Present, a co-production with Amsterdam Dance Event staged by Sjaron Minailo, with another tailor-made composition this time by Anat Spiegel.

She just finished her first commercial recording with l'Orchestre de Suisse Romande and l'Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, Le Roi David by Arthur Honegger. 

Upcoming engagement include Ophélie in Hamlet (Ambroise Thomas) with OPERA2DAY and the part of Iseult in Frank Martin's Le Vin Herbé with the Sao Paulo Symphonic Orchestra.