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French pianist Florent Mourier is based in London. He is specialised in vocal repertoire (art song and opera) and is much in demand as a recitalist and a vocal coach. Florent is passionate about music making, drama, pedagogy, communication and the human voice. His key words are honesty, passion and flexibility.

Florent has played at the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Hall, Milton Court, St John’s Smith Square in London, the Holywell Music Room at the Oxford Lieder Festival, Festival d’Aix and Fondation Royaumont in France, Brussel’s La Monnaie, Utrecht’s Tivoli Vredenburg and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in the Netherlands.

Both as a solo and a collaborative pianist, he has participated in masterclasses with Dmitri Bashkirov, Pascal Devoyon, Martin Katz, Malcolm Martineau, Iain Burnside, Graham Johnson, Julius Drake, Alain Planès, Renee Fleming, Barbara Hannigan, Edith Wiens, Angelika Kirchschlager, Gerald Finley, Matthew Rose, Stéphane Degout, Richard Stokes, Wolfgang Holzmair and Joyce DiDonato.

Florent was a laureate of the Dutch Classical Talent Competition and performed a tour of twelve song recitals at major venues in the Netherlands with mezzo-soprano Esther Kuiper. He was also a semi-finalist of Das Lied International Song Competition in Heidelberg, Germany along with mezzo-soprano Grace Durham.

Florent has worked as a vocal coach/répétiteur/assistant conductor on productions of Zemlinsky’s Eine Florentinische Tragödie (Fondation Royaumont/Opéra de Rennes), Verdi’s Falstaff (Royaumont), Bizet’s Carmen (Barefoot Opera and Opera Holland Park), Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Opera North),Georgiana (Buxton Festival) and Delibes's Margot La Rouge (Opera Holland Park), Handel's Arminio (Royal Opera House).

Florent was an ENOA Young Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist, a laureate of the Fondation Royaumont and a member of the Académie du Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

 

Florent coached and curated a recital of songs and chamber music works by Pauline Viardot, performed by the postgraduate singers of the Guildhall School at Milton Court Concert Hall, and was music director of the winter postgraduate opera scenes in 2022.

Florent was official pianist of the 2022 Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition in Dublin.

Florent is co-founder of the London Recording Days, a video recording service for singers, working with recordists Jan Capinski and Joseph Porter-Bolger.

Florent graduated from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio in London.

Florent regularly works for the Guildhall School of Music, the National Opera Studio and the Jette Parker Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Florent holds dual citizenship from France and the UK.

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Das Lied Song Competition with Grace Durham
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Florent offers repertoire coaching for singers in central London, please use the form below to arrange a session.

Florent is co-founder of the London Recording Days, a video recording service for singers, working with recordists Jan Capinski and Joseph Porter-Bolger. Bookings can be made via this link - London Recording Days

For more personalised quotes or to be placed on waiting list, please contact London Recording Days at londonrecordingdays@gmail.com

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