Concert by the soprano Clémence Garcia on 24 July 2023 in Audrix

Clémence Garcia

It is through the flute that Clémence Garcia began her musical studies, before turning to singing. She went on to study opera at the Toulouse Conservatoire, before joining the CRR's Pôle des Arts Baroques.
On stage, she sings the First Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute (Tours Opera) and the role of Love in Glück's Orpheus and Eurydice (Clermont-Ferrand Opera). She is also Barberine in The Marriage of Figaro, with the company Opéra Eclaté (Opéra de Massy, Opéra de Clermont-Ferrand, Festival Saint-Céré, Luxembourg...), Frau Herz in Mozart's The Theatre Director,
Euridice and Musica in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, and Filia in Carissimi's Jephte. Clémence was awarded the Jeunes Espoirs prize at the Bordeaux-Médoc singing competition.
In 2021, she sang the Fire and the Princess in Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortilèges at the Académie Internationale de Musique Française Michel Plasson, during which she was advised by Sophie Koch and José Van Dam.
Her interest in the baroque repertoire led her to perfect her skills with several renowned artists, such as Philippe Jaroussky, Jérôme Corréas, Adrianna Fernandez?
She is regularly invited to perform as a soloist in oratorios: Bach's St Matthew Passion, St John Passion and Mass in B (Halle aux Grains, Toulouse), Bach's Magnificat (Opéra de Massy), Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, which she has performed many times (notably with the Orquestra Barroca de Barcelona), and Handel's Messiah. She played several solo roles in Le Triomphe des Arts, an opera-ballet by Dupuy, at the time of its creation and recording with the Ensemble Baroque de Toulouse.
She was solo soprano in Fauré's Requiem with the orchestra of the Massy Opera, then for the creation and recording of Christopher Gibert's Stabat Mater (Rocamadour Festival). She played the lead role in the creation of the opera L'Annonce faite à Marie by Marc Bleuse, programmed by the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse.
Since September 2022, she is artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.


From Monteverdi to Handel : Amor è qual vento

Hope, pain, passion, torment... That's how the wind of love blows in the wind. hearts!
From 17th-century madrigals to 18th-century opera arias, this concert invites you to find out how Monteverdi, Strozzi, Handel and others set the works of the great composers to music. love stories of their heroines, if not their own...

Quel sguardo sdegnosetto? Monteverdi
Ohime ch'io cado ? Monteverdi
Lamento della ninfa ? Monteverdi
Mi fa rider la speranza - Strozzi (Diporti di Euterpe)
Lagrime mie ? Strozzi (Diporti di Euterpe)
Orfeo, have you slept? Sartorio (Orfeo)
Se il mio dolor? Scarlatti (Griselda)
Ah Ruggiero... Ombre pallide? Handel (Alcina)
Tornami a vagheggiar ? Handel (Alcina)
Verso già l'alma ? Handel (Aci, Galatea e Polifemo)
Amor è qual vento? Handel (Orlando)


Clémence Garcia
Clémence Garcia

The musicians

Julie PUMIR, harpsichord

Julie Pumir began her musical training with the Maîtrise of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles before entering the Conservatoire de Versailles. She entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (CNSMDP) in 2013 in the class of Olivier Baumont, Blandine Rannou and Kenneth Weiss, where she obtained her Masters in Harpsichord and Continuo Bass. She also studied at the Royal Academy in London in Carole Cerasi?s class as part of the Erasmus programme. She also took part in master classes and training courses with Pierre Hantai, Ton Koopman, Bertrand Cuiller and Laurent Stewart. She is a prizewinner of the Royaumont Foundation, the Sylff Foundation (Tokyo Foundation) and the Meyer Foundation. As a continuo player, she performs with various ensembles including Le Concert Spirituel, the Ensemble Baroque de Toulouse and Les Passions. She is also a founding member of the ensemble Les Curiosités, which specialises in the instrumental chamber music repertoire. A holder of the Certificat d?aptitude, she teaches harpsichord and basso continuo at the CRR in Toulouse.

Julie Pumir

Clémence Garcia

Clémence Garcia began her musical studies before turning to singing. She then entered the Toulouse Conservatory in a lyrical class, then the Pôle des Arts Baroques of the CRR.

Clémence Garcia

The church of Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens in Audrix, in a very pure Romanesque style, dates from the 12th century, reworked in the 14th century. In addition to its excellent acoustics, it has the unusual characteristic of having two bell towers.

This very pretty village of less than 300 inhabitants is perched on a hillside between two valleys, hence its geographical importance for centuries - dating back at least to Gallo-Roman times. Its market hall hosts a night market every Saturday in summer, and its natural amphitheatre where concerts are held overlooks the Dordogne valley.



Church of Audrix

The Festival

24260 Audrix, France



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From 20 July to 4 August 2023, 7 concerts in exceptional places.

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