Anne Le Bozec has rapidly established herself as one of the leading pianists and accompanists of her generation, playing with major artists in Europe, North and South America and Asia. After she graduated from the CNSM de Paris in piano, vocal accompaniment and chamber music, she proceeded to Hartmut Höll's renowned Lieder Diploma in Karlsruhe, and shortly afterwards established the first French mélodie class in a German Hochschule. As well as receiving bursaries from French, German und European foundations, she won major prizes in international competitions for solo piano, Lied and chamber music, among them the Nadia and Lili Boulanger Competition in Paris and the Schubert und die Moderne Wettbewerb in Graz.
Anne Le Bozec has attracted critival acclaim for her CDs of songs by Schubert, Mahler, Wolf, Duparc, Szymanowski, french chamber music for violine, cello or flute, the complete Beethoven cello sonatas with the distinguished cellist Alain Meunier as well as her album Shakespeare Songs with Isabelle Druet. Five recordings feature pieces from and around the First World War. She performs regulary together with Sabine Devieilhe, Janina Baechle, Cyrille Dubois, Marc Mauillon, Christian Immler, and many other singers.
Anne Le Bozec is currently Professeur of vocal accompaniment at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris. She is the founder of the chamber music festival Fêtes Musicales de l’Aubrac.
The Dutch soprano Margreet Honig studied with Annie Hermes and Corrie Bijster at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Then she went to the United States with Evelyne Lear for further studies and dedicated herself to the french repertoire in Paris under the guidance of Pierre Bernac. She gave many recitals with pianist Rudolf Jansen and has recorded with him and the Radio Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Kenneth Montgomery).
The last 30 years, she dedicated herself to pedagogical aspects of singing. She worked many years at the Rotterdam Conservatory and at the Sweelink Conservatory in Amsterdam. She is regularly invited for masterclasses and interpretation courses in Europe and United States; a.o. she taught at the Conservatory's of Zürich, Basel, Stuttgart, Hamburg and Versailles, at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, the Académie du Festival Aix en Provence, the Royal Academy in London and the Curtis Institute in Philidelphia. She also works regularly at the operastudios of Munchen, Basel and Latvia.
Many students from all around the world have found the way to famous stages with the help of Margreet Honig. She gained a worldwide reputation by being a vocal coach to many singers who are now following a great career.
Amanda Roocroft studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. She enjoys a close relationship with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the English National Opera, the Welsh National Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro Real, Madrid, Houston Grand Opera and the Netherlands Opera where her roles have included Fiordiligi (Cosi fan Tutte), Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Desdemona (Otello), Amelia (Simon Boccanegra), Mimi (La Bohème), Eva (Die Meistersinger), title roles in Madame Butterfly, Katya Kabanova and Jenůfa, Genevre (Ariodante), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Jenifer (The Midsummer Marriage), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin) and Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes). Amanda won the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera as Jenůfa for ENO.
In concert she has appeared with leading orchestras throughout Europe and North America with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Mariss Jansons, Ivor Bolton, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Daniele Gatti, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras, Valery Gergiev and Bernard Haitink.
Recital engagements have included London’s Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vienna’s Musikverein, La Monnaie in Brussels, and New York’s Lincoln Center.