Bertille MONSELLIER, pianist
Bertille Monsellier studied piano with Françoise Thinat at the Orléans Conservatory then at the Paris Ecole Normale de Musique and obtained the Graduate Diploma in Piano. At the same time she studied at the Regional Conservatory in Boulogne-Billancourt (First Prizes in Musical and Analysis Training) and at the Conservatory of the 13th District of Paris where she received a First Prize in Chamber Music, then a First Prize in Accompaniment.
In 2003, Bertille was accepted unanimously in the Paris National Conservatory for Higher Musical Studies (CNSM) in Jean Koerner's class of Piano Accompaniment, where she obtained in 2006 the Higher Formation Diploma. Mainly oriented towards orchestra music, this teaching allowed her to participate in creating several contemporary works during the Composition Days at the CNSM or concerts with the Orchestre de Bretagne. She played with Pierre Boulez, Heinz Holliger, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Alain Louvier, François-Xavier Roth, Paul Goodwin... and regularly attends concerts and recordings with the Conservatory Laureates Orchestra.
Her admission in 2005 in the Erika Guiomar's Song Director class at the CNSM makes her turn more specifically to vocal music. She participated as vocal coach in the conservatory's production of Handel's Alcina, directed by Nicolau de Figueiredo, and finished in June 2008 her studies by obtaining the Higher Formation Diploma of Song Director with cum laude. Since 2007 she accompanies the master-classes and concerts Escales lyriques on the Yeu Island, with Valerie Guillorit, singing teacher, and Stephen Taylor, stage director, and also the lyrical festival Operabuja in Abuja, Nigeria.
In 2009, Bertille worked on Verdi's Rigoletto directed by Mélanie Thiébaut with Les opéras en plein air, Damya, contemporary opera of Benjamin Hamon, with the Pocket lyrique compagny, Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel on the Yeu island, and The sound of music at the Théâtre du Châtelet.