About

Belgian Mezzo-soprano Clotilde van Dieren began her musical education at the age of five with piano. She graduated from Brussels Conservatory in Drama and Singing, after a Bachelor of Philosophy. Clotilde participated in masterclasses with Udo Reinemann, Christianne Stotijn, Christophe Prégardien Wolfgang Holzmair, Julius Drake, Peter Kooij, Nadine Denize…. She furthered Lied interpretation at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, with Mitsuko Shirai and Hartmut Höll.

First actress on stage and screen in Belgium and France, she is naturally involved in creative projects, like « De la nature de l’eau » from Georges Aperghis, « Litany for the wales » from John Cage, with two dancers, presented at Festival d’Automne in Paris, « Passionnément »: a poetical recital about love and passion. In 2018, Jacques Sojcher, poet and philosopher, wrote for her « C’est toujours la Première fois » where she sings in duo with accordionist Gwen Cresens created created in Brussels Theater Poème.

Since 2012, in collaboration with « a Bridge between two worlds » from La Monnnaie/De Munt, she regularly gives recitals in duo with cellist Edmond Carlier in prisons, community centers, schools to provide access to music and opera to everyone.

As a soloist, she has been invited to Festival Midis-Minimes, Festival, Brussels Summer Festival, Musicales de Beloeil, Festival de Vochora, Festival Mozart, Octobre Musical de Carthage, Concerts de Midis de Liège, Concertini of La Monnaie/De Munt exploring chamber musci repertoire, with ensembles like Ô-Celli octet, Brussels Chamber orchestra, Ensemble Passion de Femmes, Quatuor Alfama…

Brilliant recitalist, she has given recitals in Europe, New York and Rio de Janeiro with pianist Henry Kramer, Dalia Ouziel, Eliane Reyes, Giacomo Rocchetti, Justas Servenikas, Mehdi Trabelsi, cellist Edmond Carlier, accordionist Gwen Cresens, violinist Alexei Moskov, Daniel Rubenstein, violist Tony Nÿs, flutiste Nozomi Kanda, Aldo Baerten, organist François Houtart…

In 2016, she sang Berlioz « Les Nuits d’été » with Lithuanian National Opera Orchestra at Tytuvenai Festival, under direction of Robertas Servenikas. In 2017, she was reinvited to sing a recital « From classic to cabaret » in Siaulai Festival (Lituania). In 2019, with Philippe Graffin, she performed Weigl « Ein Stelldichein » with string sextet, during the first Festival Traces in Brussels. Invited at Ysaye’s Knokke Festival, with Gerard Caussé and Jean-François Heisser, she sang Brahms Zwei Gesänge op 91. Among her projects, a CD recording with pianist Katsura Mizumoto.

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