Biographies

After studies in contemporary dance, theater and piano, Clara Coutouly completed her training with singing, in particular at the Maitrîse of Adults of Notre Dame de Paris and CNSMD of Lyon, in the class of Marie-Claude Vallin, where she obtained in 2005, her Diploma of Higher Studies of Ancient Music Singing. The same year, she participated in the Baroque Academy of Ambronay, under the direction of William Christie. Then, she  studied at the Musikhochschule Trossingen with Maria Cristina Kiehr.

Clara Coutouly works with several ensembles of early music (medieval, renaissance and baroque) Doulce Mémoire (Denis Raisin-Dadre), Dialogos (Katarina Livljanic), Celadon (Paulin Bündgen), the Gregorian ensemble of ND of Paris (Sylvain Dieudonné), Vox Luminis (Lionel Meunier), ....

She has performed with these ensembles in major festivals in France and abroad: Music before 1800 in New York, Boston Early Music Festival, Early Music Vancouver, Amuz in Antwerp, MA-Festival in Bruges, Oude Muziek in Utrecht, De Bijloke in Ghent, Quinçena Musical in San Sebastián, Split and Dubrovnik festivals, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Calvi Polyphonic Encounters, festivals in Saintes, Ile de France, Saint-Denis, Ambronay, Royaumont, Saint-Riquier, Sylvanès, Voice and Road Romane, Spring Arts Monte-Carlo, tour in China, ....

In addition to her polyphonic activities, Clara Coutouly regularly sings as a soloist and participates in choreographic or staged shows (baroque operetta with Celadon, puppet show with Doulce Mémoire and Hunan-China shadow theater, ...) as well as concerts mixing old and popular music (traditional Croatian singing with Dialogos, Iranian or Fado with Doulce Mémoire, ...). She is also very interested in contemporary repertoire (creations by J.M. Morel, J.Ph. Goude).

Clara Coutouly recorded for the labels Calliope, Zig Zag Territories, Ambronay, K617, Ricercar, Arcana and Aeon and Celadon, Calliope, Doulce Memory, Dialogos, Le Miroir de musique, Les traverses baroques, the Ensemble Gregorien de ND of Paris and Vox Luminis.