Les Arts Florissants’ Young Artist Academy Announces 8 Winners

by | Jun 23, 2022 | Featured, News

After several months of auditioning candidates from all over the world, Les Arts Florissants has revealed the names of the 8 winners of the 11th edition of the Jardin des Voix, Les Arts Florissants’ academy for young singers—including Canadian mezzo soprano Georgia Burashko.

Paulina Francisco
soprano • USA

Georgia Burashko
mezzo-soprano • Canada

Rebecca Leggett
mezzo-soprano • UK

Juliette Mey
mezzo-soprano • France

Ilja Aksionov
tenor • Lituanie

Rodrigo Carreto
tenor • Portugal

Hugo Herman-Wilson
baritone • UK

Benjamin Schilperoort
bass-baritone • Pays-Bas / UK

For this 11th edition:
• 169 applications received (29 nationalities)
• 6 audition days in London, New York and Paris
• 8 winners of 6 different nationalities
In 2023, the Jardin des Voix will bring together these 8 winners around an exceptional new production: The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell, directed and choreographed by Mourad Merzouki and under the musical direction of William Christie and Paul Agnew (alternately).

Mark your calendars!
• August 2023: Work residency in Thiré (Vendée, Pays de la Loire), at the heart of Les Arts Florissants artistic and cultural campus (the Artists’ Quarter)

• August 19 & 20, 2023: Performances of The Fairy Queen at the opening of the Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie in Thiré

• Season 2023-24: International tour which will stop, among other places, on several stages in the Pays de la Loire region and at the Philharmonie de Paris

To learn more about the program, click here. Read the original news release here.


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