Thursday, December 27, 2018

Reader Submission: French bass-barihunk Julien Ségol

Julien Ségol
French bass-barihunk Julien Ségol is our latest reader submission, coming from a reader who saw him in recital last month. 
He started his musical studies at the age of 10 by studying violin with Chantal Crennes, a former member of the Orchestre National de France. In 2006 he began his vocal studies with at the Conservatoire Hector Berlioz in Paris. He graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in 2011. His interest for German repertoire brought him to Germany in 2013, where he studied at the Musikhochschule Felix Mendelssohn (Leipzig).
He was the winner of the 2015 Bach Cantata Prize at the Internationale Sächsische Sängerakademie Torgau in Germany.

While studiying voice he  also received a Master degrees from the Institut de Sciences Politiques de Paris and from the EHESS. He then received a doctoral scholarship from the Marc Bloch Zentrum in Berlin to do a PhD in cultural anthropology, which he completed on the subject : “The Malleable Body: A Symbolic Revolution. Aesthetic and Social Transformations of the Body in France and Germany, 1900-1933."
Julien Ségol sings Duparc's "Le Manoir de Rosemonde":

Ségol has performed at the Berlin Philharmonic, Rundfunk Berlin, Academy of the Arts Berlin, Delphi Theater, Kultur Büro Elisabeth, Hartenfels Castle in Saxony and Rheinsberg Castle. 
In 2017, he was mentioned on Barihunks as part of 24 singers who performed Schubert's Winterreise at Puccini's Toaster in Berlin, performing "Gefrorene Tränen." Other recent engagements include a Poulenc recital at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and a Goethe-Lieder recital at the Château de Cerisy in Normandy. The role of the Wolf in Su-eun Lee's children opera “Rotkäppchen” at the Young Artists Studio of the Deutsche Oper was created for him..

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