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Isabelle Rouard (Mezzo-soprano, Organ)

Born: September 26, 1957 - Orleans, France

The French mezzo-soprano, organist and music teacher, Isabelle Rouard, studied at Lycée Pothier in Orleans (1972-1975). She began her musical studies at the Conservatoire d'Orléans (piano, singing, compostion ...) (1975-1979); then pursued at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris (analysis classes, music history, interpretation of Baroque vocal music with William Christie) where she won several awards (1979-1995). At the same time, she studied at the Faculty of Musicology at Tours and then at the Université de Paris IV Sorbonne. In 2001, she obtained a Doctorate in Musicology, supporting a thesis on the editing and commentary of Jean Philippe Rameau's novel composition treatise entitled l’Art de la Basse Fondamentale. She is holder of the aggregation of musical education and the CA of musical culture.

Isabelle Rouard teaches music analysis and the history of music at the Conservatoire d'Orléans. She performs as a mezzo-sopranbo soloist and is part of the women choir Musica Sine Nomine directed by Patrick Marié. Passionate about the organ, she began in 2007 the study of this instrument, in the class of Frédéric Desenclos at the Conservatoire d'Orléans. In 2014 she was appointed organist of the organ of the Église St Laurent à Orléans. She is Vice President of the Orgues du Loiret, and participates in the organization of the Festival de Musique Ancienne d’Orléans with the Amis de l’Orgue et du Temple.

Source: Hérault Tribune Website (August 9, 2015), Copains d'avant linternaute, Bits & pieces from various sources, English translation by Aryeh Oron (January 2017)
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Aryeh Oron (January 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Francis Auclair

Alto

BWV 13, BWV 151, BWV 159

Links to other Sites

Les Amis Des Orgues D'agde - Le 09/08/2015 à 18:00, Récital Chant et Orgue, Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Agde,rue Louis Bages (Hérault Tribune) [French]

Isabelle Rouard (Copains d'avant linternaute) [French]


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