‘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’s late recital 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, Fondation Royaumont, London French Cultural Institute, Victoria and labert Museum, Reykjavik radio, and Istanbul University including with Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Eléonore Pancrazi, Jodie Devos, Rupert Charlesworth, Andri Bjorn Robertson, Kitty Whately, Andrea Hill, Sonia Grané, Victor Sicard, Rachel Kelly, Catherine Trottmann, Emanuelle de Negri and Edwin Crossley-Mercer.
Recent opera repetiteur work includes Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy at Garsington Opera dir Michael Boyd cond Jac van Steen, also with Pierre Dumoussaud and Eric Ruf at Opéra Rouen Normandie, Il barbiere di Seviglia at Ticino Musica Festival (Switzerland) and at the Soirées lyriques de Sanxay cond Marc Leroy-Calatayud dir Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau, Point d’Orgue by Thierry Escaich on a libretto by Olivier Py at Opéra national de Bordeaux and at Opéra de St Etienne conducted respectively by Pierre Dumoussaud and Giuseppe Grazioli, Les Noces, Variations by Arthur Lavandier from Le Nozze di Figaro at Opéra de Lille, in Italy at the Donizetti Festival in La fille du Régiment cond Michele Spotti dir Luis Ernesto Donas, and L’ange de Nisida first staging, dir Francesco Micheli dir Jean-Luc Tingaud, 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 dirTed Huffman and Zach Winokur where she played the Britten two pianos reduction with Roger Vignoles, La Fée by and cond by Dominique Spagnolo at Opéra de Massy (France), Une Petite flûte from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Les Variétés Lyriques, Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges dir Bénédicte Budan with Jeune Opéra de France, Il était une fois from Massenet’s Cendrillon dir Nathalie Spinosi for the Festival des Voix Mêlées (France). Edwige has regularly worked for the Orchestre de chambre de Paris (Douglas Boyd), Orchestre National d’Ile de France (Enrique Mazzola), and Festival de St Denis and Les Eléments (Joël Suhubiette).
Edwige specialized in French opera coaching working in UK for Bizet/Constant La Tragédie de Carmen cond James Hendry dir Gerard Johns with the Young Artist Programme of the Royal Opera House, Philip Glass’ Les Enfants Terribles with the Royal Ballet cho Javier de Frutos cond Timothy Burke, Glück’s Iphigénie en Tauride with English Touring Opera dir James Conway cond Martin André, Royal Academy Opera production Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers dir Martin Duncan cond Gareth Hancock, Massenet’s Cendrillon with Northern College of Music dir Olivia Fuchs cond Martin André, ; in Italy at Teatro Regio di Parma Carmen dir Silvia Paoli cond Jordi Bernacer.
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 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 performed in Aix a series of recital 2013-2018 : Duparc’s melodies with soprano Emmanuelle de Negri and Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Viola and voice recital with Tabea Zimmerman and mezzo-soprano Andrea Hill, Viardot, la Liberté dir Côme de Bellescize a recital on Pauline Viardot with Catherine Trottmann, night recital with Rupert Charlesworth, recital on Shakespeare settings with mezzo-soprano Kitty Whately and actress Dominique Blanc, récital D’Amour et de Mort with basse-baritone Andri Björn Robertsson. She made her CD début in 2015 with tenor Rupert Charlesworth and their recital Nocturnes (Ziz Zag Territoires / Outhere music).
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. She participated at the Women conductor course at the Royal Opera House (JPYAP) in July 2021.
Edwige was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM). She is a professeur at the Paris Ecole Normale de musique Alfred Cortot where she teaches French Diction for singers and Opera study roles.
Upcoming projects include La Périchole at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées conducted by Marc Minkowski and directed by Laurent Pelly.