Edwin Fardini (W)
Most promising Artist 2019 of the ADAMI and graduate of the CNSMD in Paris where he studied singing with Élène Golgevit, the young baritone Edwin Fardini was early offered engagements as a soloist, with prestigious orchestras and institutions.
As evidenced by his debut last season at the prestigious Teatro alla Scala in Milan (role of Paris in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette), as well as his recent appearances in the solo baritone parts of Brahms' Requiem (conducted by Raphaël Pichon, then Patrick Davin) and Schumann's Manfred with the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Daniel Harding.
During his training he had the opportunity to work on the repertoire of French melody, Lied and oratorio with pianists Anne Le Bozec and Susan Manoff, as well as baritone Stephan Genz and mezzo-soprano Janina Baechle, and he also took part in masterclasses with Thomas Quasthoff, Bernarda Fink and Regina Werner.
In 2016, he has been both laureate of the Fondation de l'Abbaye de Royaumont and the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation, supporting in particular his artistic explorations around Gustav Mahler and won in 2021 the 1st Prize of the Concours des Voix d'Outre-mer.
During the 2017 edition of the Académie du Festival international d'art lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence, he has participated in the Pinocchio Residence and works as a musical cover for the World Premiere of the latest opera by composer Philippe Boesmans and playwright Joël Pommerat.
In 2018 he founded L'Archipel with Mariamielle Lamagat (soprano), Adèle Charvet (mezzo-soprano) and Mathys Lagier (tenor), a variable-geometry ensemble, invited as a "Resident Ensemble" to the Singer-Polignac Foundation in 2018/2019.
He has been heard in recitals alongside pianists Anne le Bozec, Tanguy de Williencourt, Clément Mao-Takacs, the Secession Orchestra, at the Grand Salon of the Musée de l'Armée, at the Théâtre de l'Athénée, at the Festival Les Athénéennes in Geneva and at the Royaumont Festival.
Note for the 2020/2021 season: Furie/Tisiphone (Rameau's Hypollite and Aricie) at the Théâtre de l'Opéra Comique, or La Marâtre and Baba Yaga (Hansel et Gretel by Damien Lehman) with the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France.