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Raphaële Kennedy

Raphaële Kennedy

soprano

Passionate about Early Music, Raphaële Kennedy is an acknowledged singer who has worked with Jordi Savall, François Lazarevitch and les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, Jean Tubéry and La Fenice, A Sei Voci, European William Byrd ensemble, les Paladins, le Poème Harmonique, and les Demoiselles de Saint-Cyr, with whom she has made about thirty records and has given performances in main festivals. While continuing her development within the sphere of early music, she has recently become a much-reference singer in contemporary music. She is sought after by composers such as Kaija Saariaho, Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Philippe Leroux, Mauro Lanza, Gianvincenzo Cresta and Ben Foskett and by creative centers, appearing on the most renowned stages such as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Miller Theater, the Lucerne Festival, Salzburger Festspiele, Musica Strasbourg, Integra Copenhagen, IRCAM Paris, and GMEM Marseille, among others. Additionally, Robert Pascal, Pierre-Adrien Charpy and Matteo Franceschini dedicated several pieces to her. She is a member of Solistes XXI (conducted by Rachid Safir) and she is an invited artist of TM+ ensemble conducted by Laurent Cuniot. Raphaële collaborates with various favourite partners for whom she has a great deal of respect, including Sylvie Moquet, Marianne Muller, Virginie Descharmes, Stéphanie Paulet, Yannick Varlet, Jean-Luc Ho, Marc Wolff, André Henrich, Marine Sablonnière, Anne Magouët, Vincent Bouchot, Moussa Hema, Camilla Hoitenga, Serge Bertocchi, Joël Versavaud, Christophe Desjardins, Marylise Florid, Anne Etienvre, Martin Moulin, and the organist and composer Pierre-Adrien Charpy, with whom she manages Da Pacem, an ensemble which specializes in early music, in contemporary creation and in dialogue of cultures. In this frame, she freely builds her work upon sensuality, theatricality and rhetoric. In this way, she puts the purity of vocal emission, the right tone and that declamatory gesture that makes music the amplification of the word in first place. More information can be found at www.raphaelekennedy.com