MUSIC ‣ Musician of the Month, March , Lou Benzoni Grosset , Soprano
Updated: Jun 5
Following her studies at the Maîtrise de Notre-Dame de Paris and the Jeune Chœur de Paris, Lou received her Diploma in Classical Voice “à l’unanimité” in 2016 at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris.
She has been invited as soloist in Cantata BWV 78 by Bach (2010), Bach’s B minor Mass (2011), Mozart’s Requiem (2012), Dixit Dominus by Händel (2013), Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (2014), and Bach’s Magnificat (2016). In 2016 she sang Tout est Lumière by Caplet at the Théâtre de Poissy with the Orchestra of the University of Nanterre directed by Fabrice Parmentier.
She appears regularly in recital in Paris performing mélodie française and lied with Kristoffer Gylling. In 2019 she performed at the Salle Cortot in Paris in a celebration of mélodie française accompanied by Christian Ivaldi. She formed her own ensemble titled La Chanson Perpétuelle in 2020 whose preliminary programs focus on French vocal and instrumental chamber music. In May 2022 she will work with choreographer and hip-hop dancer Christophe Gellon to co-create a show crossing hip-hop and mélodie française in Lyon.
On stage she has interpreted roles such as Miss Wordsworth in Britten’s Albert Herring and Claudine in George Dandin ou le mari confondu by Max D’Ollone. She played Flora in La Chauve-souris by Strauss at the Opera de Massy under the direction of Dominique Rouits. In 2018 she joined the Compagnie Fortunio taking on the role of Marie-Anne in Ô mon bel inconnu by Reynaldo Hahn. She has since interpreted Berthe in Le voyage de MM Dunanan by Offenbach, Maude in Là-haut by Yvan, and will play Rosita in Gillette de Narbonne d’Audran in September 2022.
In September 2018 Lou entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP) studying lied with Jeff Cohen and participating in the vocal accompaniment class with Anne le Bozec. She continues to be guided by Regina Werner in Leipzig and Elsa Maurus in Paris and is mastering her artistry in lied and mélodie française with Françoise Tillard and François Le Roux.
Since 2017 Lou is professor of classical voice at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Intercommunal de Meaux.
Find out more about Lou Benzoni Grosset at https://www.loubenzonigrosset.com