Age: 27 years old
Sara Gouzy is a young, versatile soprano. She studied with Janet Williams and Michail Lanskoi at the Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler Berlin, where she completed a Master’s degree in 2017, and with Susan McCulloch at the Guildhall School of Music, London. She currently works with the soprano, Laura Aikin in Berlin.
Recent engagements include Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck) at Dijon Opera House, Flaminia (Il Mondo della Luna, Haydn) with the Kammeroper München, a soloist part in Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra in Monte Carlo. She has worked under the direction of conductors such as Sebastian Weigle, Peter Eötvös, Inaki Encina Oyón and Christophe Rousset.
In 2018 she will make her debut as Soeur Constance (Le Dialogue des Carmélites) and Barbarina (Nozze di Figaro) at the Avignon Opera House , as Annina (Traviata) and Despina (Cosi Fan tutte) with the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra in Leeds.
Further recent engagements include recitals and performances in Berlin and at prestigious festivals and venues across Europe, including the Bad Kissingen Festival, the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre and the Barbican Centre.
Sara has won several prizes;
First prize Talent D’Or from the Rotary foundation of France (2011).
Third prize in the international singing competition Giulio Perotti in Germany with a special award for the interpretation of a French song(2012).
First prize in the international song competition ‘Three centuries of classical romance´ in St Petersburg, Russia(2014).
Second prize at the Coop Music Awards “Antonio Bertolini” (2017) and finalist in 2018 of the opera competition Toti dal Monte in Treviso.
Since february 2013 she has held a scholarship from the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Berlin’s fondation.
Besides she has founded the IMPULSIA Ensemble in Berlin, based on 9 instrumentalists and herself. Classical musicians, they aim to integrate other art forms and break the barriers of norms and traditions with interdisciplinary projects.
Photo credit: Cyril Cosson