‘Edwige Herchenroder illuminates the harmonic shifts in the program’s three Schubert lieder with clarity and grace — as good an indicator of quality as any’
Opera News, Disc Nocturnes
‘With the subtlest of rubato from the piano, this was better than I had ever heard these Fauré songs before.’
Oxford Magazine, Oxford Lieder Festival
Edwige Herchenroder performes with singers in recital and in Opera. Late appearances include Paris Philharmonie, Festival d’Aix en Provence, Paris Petit Palais, Opéra de Lille, Toulouse’s Les Grands Interprètes, Oxford Lieder Festival, St John’s Smith square.
Edwige graduated from Ecole Normale de musique de Paris and Conservatoire de Paris (CRR) studying with Eric Vidonne before completing her postgraduate program with Malcolm Martineau and Audrey Hyland at the London Royal Academy of Music. She was also mentored by Graham Johnson, Christopher Glynn, Julius Drake, Roger Vignoles, Jonathan Papp, David Selig and Helmut Deutsch. She has participated in masterclasses with Natalie Dessay, Ann Murray, Joan Rodgers, Patricia Macmahon, Barbara Bonney, Angelika Kirschlager, Sarah Walker, Pamela Bullock, Leontina Vaduva, Dawn Upshaw, Robin Bowman, Thomas Allen, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Laurent Naouri, Anthony Legge.
Recent opera coachings include Bizet/Constant La Tragédie de Carmen James Hendry/ Gerard Johns with the Young Artist Programme Covent Garden ROH, Philip Glass’ Les Enfants Terribles with Royal Opera House new production by choreographer Javier de Frutos and conductor Tim Burke, Glück’s Iphigénie en Tauride with English Touring Opera directed by James Conway and conductor Martin André, Royal Academy Opera production Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers with director Martin Duncan and conductor Gareth Hancock, Massenet’s Cendrillon with English Touring Opera directed by James Conway and conductor Martin André, Royal Academy Opera Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers with director Martin Duncan and conductor Gareth Hancock, Massenet’s Cendrillon with conductor Gareth Hancock et director Christopher Cowell. Recent opera playing include Pelléas et Mélisande (C.Debussy) with Garsington Opera in the production by Michael Boyd and Jac van Steen, Robert Carsen’s production A Midsummer Night’s Dream (B.Britten) at Beijing Music Festival, Aix en Provence Academy and Dutch Nationale Opera Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias‘s production directed by Ted Huffman and Zach Winokur where she plays the Britten two pianos reduction with Roger Vignoles, La Fée by and conducted by Dominique Spagnolo in Opéra de Massy (France), Une Petite flûte from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Les Variétés Lyriques, Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges directed by Bénédicte Budan with Jeune Opéra de France, Il était une fois from Massenet’s Cendrillon directed by Nathalie Spinosi for the Festival des Voix Mêlées (France). Edwige regularly works for the Orchestre de chambre de Paris (Douglas Boyd), Orchestre National d’Ile de France (Enrique Mazzola), and Festival de St Denis.
She is a Fondation Royaumont laureate, Georg Solti Accademia di bel canto scholar, Young Songmaker’s Almanach accompanist, Samling Artist and Britten-Pears Young Artist. She has been awarded many accompaniment prizes including 1st prize Oxford Lieder 2011 Young Artist platform with Sonia Grané and has accompanied singers for Tauber Prize Final, Wigmore Song Competition and Kathleen Ferrier awards at Wigmore Hall and performed as a member of the Royal Academy Song Circle.
Edwige is regularly involved in French vocal repertoire – song and opera. She has coached at Royal Opera House for the Jette Parker Young artist program, Dutch National Opera, English Touring Opera, London Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Jackdaws Musical Trust.
Edwige was awarded the 2011/2012 Hodgson Fellowship at Royal Academy of Music. She devised, on this occasion, a concert series of French Songs together with London French Institute. This ‘Season of French mélodies’ included six concerts performed by eleven singers and a range of thirty composers. Felicity Lott and Graham Johnson introduced two of the concerts.
Edwige is HSBC Pianist Laureate of the Festival d’Aix en Provence. She made her CD début in 2015 with tenor Rupert Charlesworth and the record label Ziz Zag Territoires (Outhere music). She accompanied Stéphanie d’Oustrac for the opening concert of the 2016 ArtScènes Festival and perfomed the complete Duparc mélodies at the Festival d’Aix en Provence 2017 with Emmanuelle de Negri and Edwin Crossley-Mercer. Upcoming performances include a recital at the Festival d’Aix en Provence with viola player Tabea Zimmerman and mezzo-soprano Andrea Hill.