Anthea PICHANICK - Contralto
French contralto Anthea Pichanick is the winner of the First Price at the Cesti international singing Competition in Innsbruck in 2015, the Third Prize at the 2014 Froville international Competition and a semi finalist at the Monsterrat Caballe opera competition.
She also received a special award at the Cesti Competition from the Rezonanzen Festival at the Vienna Konzerthaus, where she performed with the ensemble L’Astrée.
She recently made a great impression at the International Festival for baroque and Romantic Opera in Beaune performing Asteria in Vivaldis’ Tamerlano, directed by Thibault Noally.
She started her musical education as a violonist in Aix-en-Provence.
After completing a bachelor degree in musicology from the University of Lyon, she specialized in singing at the National Superior Conservatory of Geneva, where she graduated with a bachelor degree in classical singing.
As part of the course in Geneva she studied in Italy with Maestro Leonardo de Lisi for one year. She got a master degree in 2013 in classical singing at the Conservational Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon where she studied under Brian Parsons.
She now trains in England with Susan Mc Culloch.
As a soloist she often performs with Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu directed by Franck-Emmanuel Comte.
In December 2016 she will perform at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysée, in The Messiah, with Sandrine Piau, directed by Hervé Niquet. (Recording to be released under Alpha Classics record label).
In 2017 we will hear her as the first maid in Elektra by Richard Strauss at the Opera de Lyon directed by Harmut Haenchen.
She will be working closely with Les Accents and Thibault Noally on a new program of virtuoso cantatas by Vivaldi in a recital at the Théâtre Grévin in Paris in June 2017, and by giving Mitridate by Alessandr Scarlatti in Beaune in July.