BIO

Sophie has 26 years of experience in the professional care of the singing and speaking voice. She has been working with singers of the international scene as well as beginners in many cities in France, Belgium and in the US. After graduating as an Orthophoniste specializing in voice, in Lyon (France) under the mentorship of the celebrated Guy Cornut and his team, she went on to pursue a neuropsychological rehabilitation diploma at the Pitié-Salpétrière school of medicine, in order to better understand cerebral plasticity, learning process and how to help people integrate new habits at a deep and sustainable level. She then practiced in Paris for 11 years, at her own private practice as well as at Elizabeth Fresnel’s Laboratoire de la Voix, along with collaborating with other leading laryngologists of Paris and Lyon as well as with le Chœur de l’Opéra de Paris et l’Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Paris. She established her New York practice in 2008. Her clients include performers at l’Opéra de Paris, Salle Pleyel (Paris), the Berlin Philharmonic, Le Théâtre de la Monnaie (Brussels), the Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelone), the Theater an der Wien, the Opera City Concert Hall and the Hakuju Hall (Tokyo), the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera, the Carnegie Hall, the Avery Fisher Hall, the Vivian Beaumont Theater, at Santa Fe Opera House, at the Glimmerglass Opera Festival, at the Opera Faber Festival (Portugal), and in jazz festivals and clubs (Nagoya Blue Note, Japan…) throughout the world. Her clients have also included students from the Manhattan School of Music, the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera and from Poly Prep High School in Brooklyn. A singer herself, in France with le Chœur de l’Orchestre de Paris and in New York with the Dessoff Choirs, as well as an acting student (The Barrow Group – The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater – Hélène Poitevin workshop), Sophie treats the entire artist — singing voice and speaking voice, performer and person — because all aspects are part of the instrument. Combining several approaches for a safe learning environment, she efficiently works with the specific needs of each individual client. She tailors her vocal approach in order to maximize positive results. She also helps singers with French diction.

Member:

The Voice Foundation (US), voicefoundation.org

Société Française de Phoniatrie (France), phoniatrie-laryngologie.fr

photo credit: Hector Berreby