Born in New-Caledonia, Jennifer Pellagaud discovers singing during her superior studies in oriental languages in Paris and decided to dedicate herself to music. She was admitted in Switzerland in la Haute Ecole de Musique Vaud Valais Fribourg (HEMU) where she graduated with a Concert-interpretation Master Degree in 2018 under the tuition of Jeannette Fischer.


In Switzerland, she makes her debut on stage with the lead role of Annemarie Schwarzenbach in Le Ruisseau noir, created by Guy-François Leuenberger and Elsa Rooke, under the conduct of Michael Wendeberg in Geneva.


As a soloist, she performs various sacred and concert pieces with orchestra : Schumann's The Pilgrimage of the Rose, Rheinberger's Mass in C, Bach's Cafe Cantata, Mozart's Vesperae solennes de Dominica, Hasse and Zelenka's Miserere, J.S. Bach's Magnificat...


She actively performs in different vocal ensembles. She sings the choir of Mozart's Great Mass in C under the conduct of Bertrand de Billy at Lausanne and since July 2016 she is a member of Lausanne Opera's chorus. She regularly sings with the professional ensemble Orlando. Thus, she co-creates the women vocal ensemble Diaphane and the vocal trio Tria Lumina.


During her studies, she had the opportunity to study with Luisa Castellani, Rachel Bersier, Anthony Di Giantomasso, Martin Katz, John Fiore, Jocelyne Dienst and Thomas Quasthoff. In July 2017, she wins the International Saxon Academy of Singers Prize where she followed the teachings of Regina Werner-Dietrich and Alexander Schmalcz.


Her last productions includes Sister Blanche of the Agony of Christ in Poulenc's Dialogues of the  carmelites and The Human Voice of the same composer. She was Pamina in Mozart's Enchanted flute at the Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar. This winter, she was Second lady in the New Opera of Freiburg (NOF).


Next November, she will be "Damon" in G.F. Haendel's Acis and Galatea at the opera of Massy with the NOF.




Updated on August 11th 2019