Site officiel de Barbara Bourdarel
At the age of eight, I began studying the piano in private. For thirteen years, i complete this solid piano training with numerous internships and masterclass that will take me to the end of the cycle. One of my teachers, Carlos Cebro, detected a certain aptitude for siging in me and encouraged me to continue along this path.
Holder of a literary baccalaureate, in 2011 I obtained my diploma in musicology at the University of Provence.
In 2018, I have the honour and pleasure of being awarded the "Premier Grand Prix de la Ville de Marseille" at the winners' evening. The CNRR awarded me the Prix de chant lyrique with honours unanimously, which allowed me to obtain my DEM (Diploma of Musical Studies, singing discipline). In 2017, I validated my Lyric Art Prize and in 2013 my Musical Training Prize, with a very good mention.
During these musical studies, I benefited from precious and friendly advice :
Annick Massis, Sandrine Piau, Ludovic Tézier, Magali Damonte, Roland Hayrabedian, Elzbieta Szmytka, ... as well as the knowledge of internationally renowned speakers during the Masterclass: such as Annick Massis, Viorica Cortez, Marco Guidarini, Ludovic Tézier, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Yves Coudray, Christiane Eda-Pierre, Graciane Finzi, Mireille Larroche, Isabelle Poulenard, Henry Runey, ...
During my studies, I performed on stage the roles of : Micaëla - Carmen by Bizet, The Countess - The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, Maria - West Side Story by Bernstein, Monica - The Medium by Menotti, Ciboulette by Hahn, Donna Elvira - Don Giovanni by Mozart ... I also like the contemporary repertoire, especially of Aboulker, Finzi, Aperghis, Ohana to name but a few.
I now have the honor of being guided by one of the greatest French sopranos, Annick Massis, with whom I have the pleasure of working regularly on my roles.
I am a finalist of the 11th International Belcanto Vincenzo Bellini Competition 2022. I am also a laureate and finalist of several other International Singing Competitions.