Medinea Outreach Skills Workshop
Lou BENZONI GROSSET
Age: 31 years old
Following her studies with the Maîtrise of Notre-Dame de Paris and with the Jeune Chœur de Paris in the “Département Supérieur pour Jeunes chanteurs”, Lou was awarded a diploma in musical studies in Voice “à l’unanimité” in 2016 as well as a diploma in musical studies in “Formation Musicale” in 2017 at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris.
She has been invited repeatedly to perform as a soloist with the Chœur sans Frontières and by the Chœur de la Trinité directed by Olivier Frontière in Bach’s Cantata BWV 78 (2010), his Mass in b minor (2011), Mozart’s Requiem (2012), Handel’s Dixit Dominus (2013), Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion (2014) and Magnificat (2016). Appearing as soloist in concert with the choir and orchestra of the University of Nanterre directed by Fabrice Parmentier, Lou sang Tout est Lumiere de Caplet at the Theatre de Poissy (2016).
Lou often performs mélodie française and lieder in recital in Paris and is accompanied by pianists such as Jeremy Langouet, Romain Vaille and Kristoffer Gylling. In March 2019, she appeared in a celebration of mélodie Francaise in Salle Cortot in Paris accompanied by Christian Ivaldi.
On stage, she has played Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring of Britten (2014) and Claudine in George Dandin ou le Mari Confondu by Max D’Ollone (2015) with staging by Catherine Dune. At the Massy Opera, she played the role of Flora in Die Fledermaus by Strauss under the direction of Dominique Rouits (2015). In 2018, Lou collaborated with the company Fortunio to interpret Marie-Anne in Ô mon bel inconnu by Reynaldo Hahn directed by Pierre Catala. In November 2019 she played Berthe in Le voyage de MM. Dunanan père et fils by Offenbach at the Théatre du Ranelagh.
Lou is currently studying with Regina Werner in Leipzig and Elsa Maurus in Paris. She is mastering her skills in lieder and Melodie Francaise under the guidance of Francoise Tillard and Francois Le Roux. In September 2018, she was accepted at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) in the class of lieder with Jeff Cohen and in the Department of Musicology and Analysis. Lou has been the Voice professor at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Intercommunal de Meaux since September 2017.
Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Millot