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.
Singing coach (Amsterdam)
foto: © Foppe Schut
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.
American soprano Alexandra Coku received a B.A. English Literature at Stanford University before continuing on to Indiana University Bloomington for her M.M. in Voice Performance under the guidance of Prof. Margaret Harshaw.
A frequent guest in the Netherlands, she has been heard with a lot of different Dutch orchestras and enjoyed a 15-year collaboration with the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, where her repertoire spanned from Händel to Schönberg.
A celebrated Mozart interpreter, she has sung Pamina, Contessa Almaviva, Elettra and Fiordiligi all over the world. She has been much celebrated as Handel’s Agrippina in Zürich, Dijon and Lisboa, where she was also heard in the title role of Agostino Steffani’s Niobe.
She has appeared with leading American and European orchestras under conductors of name and fame.
Her recordings include Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri, Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater in the premiere recording of its original version, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, and a world premiere recording of Lieder by Eduard Marxsen with pianist Anthony Spiri.
Alexandra is a professor of voice at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg.