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                 Louise Couturier       Louise COUTURIER, soprano

     Ms. Couturier started her violin studies at the age of four at the César Franck Conservatoire in Paris. She is a part of the Maîtrise de Radio France which allows her to have a unique professional experience with different prestigious orchestras and conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Lorin Maazel and Charles Dutoit.

      In 1996 by unanimous decision she received the first prize in violin of the city of Paris. In 2001 and 2002 she obtained a professional studies and concert degrees at the Dijon Conservatoire (CNR), and the first prize at the Versailles Conservatoire (CNR). In 2005 she graduated from the Rotterdam Conservatoire (Netherlands), where she studied violin with Olga Martinova. Louise completed her orchestral studies at the Paris Conservatoire Supérieur and obtained a Masters degree in musicology at the Paris University IV Sorbonne. She is perfecting herself in Baroque violin with Simon Heyerick in Paris.

      Louise has been coached by Christiane Patard for voice technique then by Etienne Lescroart since 2011. After 2010, she became a soloist in both violin and voice with the Manhattan Camerata in New York City. Ms. Couturier is invited once a year to perform with that orchestra since then. She also regularly performs with the Manhattan Camerata at the Monserrate Palace in Sintra Portugal.

      She has been part of the Besançon Orchestra and the Ivana String Quartet, and works regularly at the Tours Orchestra. In 2012 she did several tours with the Besançon Orchestra in Switzerland, and Belgium in duo with dancer Vincent Rebours. She also performed at the Presidential Palace in Gabon with Les solistes français (The French Soloists).