Axelle Verner

Dancer, designer and onlooker, she feeds its singing practice by these various arts.
After studying schedules at the Conservatoire de Lyon, she entered the Adult Choir of Notre Dame de Paris where she will study more particularly the ancient music. After two years of specializing in medieval music to discover the secrets of breath and the beautiful vocal line, she entered at the High Conservatory of Lyon in the class of early music singing where she will follow the teaching of Robert Expert. Axelle Verner will also be guided in the development of her voice by Claire Lefilliâtre, as well as Jean-Christophe Henry as vocal coach.
She regularly performs as a soloist with several ensembles: La Capella Sanctae Crucis conducted by Tiago Simas Freire, Athénaïs conducted by Laurence Pottier, La Chapelle Harmonique directed by Valentin Tournet, Vox Cantoris conducted by Jean-Christophe Candau, Zefiro Torna directed by Jurgen de Bruyn, La Tempête conducted by Simon Pierre Bestion, etc. She is currently exploring the repertoire of H. Kapsberger in residence at the Bach Academy directed by Jean Paul Combet (Arques la Bataille) with the ensemble Les Kapsber’girls created in 2015 at the CNSMDL. This ensemble is mixing different vocal techniques: classical and traditional and explores particulary the italien repertory of the 17th century . Axelle Verner is also particulary interested by the pronunciation of the french 16th century and made a thesis about this subject.
With the ensemble Concerto Soave, she sang her first role (Nunzia) in a opera of Francesca Caccini.
With the CNSMD Lyon, she has been a soloist in several projects, like Dido in "Dido and Eneas" (Purcell) and Ottavia in the "Coronation of Poppea" (Monteverdi), and was under the direction of renowned conductors such as Jean-Marc Aymes, Michael Radulescu, Sébastien Daucé and Raphaël Pichon; and has participated in many master classes with Françoise Masset, Benjamin Lazar, Gerd Turk, Luc Coadou.
Axelle Verner also participated in the recording of several records as a soloist and in small ensembles.

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