|Laurence SERVAES, Soprano|
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“Simply flabbergasting in her stratospheric soprano leaps” New-York Concert Review (Carnegie Hall, 2022)
Soprano, composer and poet, Laurence Servaes has quickly become one of Belgium’s most exciting and enchanting exports. Born in A twerp, studied at the Royal Brussels Conservatory and at London’s Royal College of Music.
As an absolute admirer of early music, Laurence has performed as a soloist with several renowned groups and conductors all over Europe, including J.S. Bach’s works with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, C.P.E. Bach’s Magnificat with the NFM Leopoldinum Orkiestry Kameralnej at the Berliner Philharmonie, J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Lautten Compagney Berlin, Mozart’s Davide Penitente under the baton Sigiswald Kuijken, J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion with Aspetti Musicali, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and G.P. Telemann’s St. Luke Passion under the musical direction of Michael Scheck, Mozart arias with the European Philharmonia Orchestra as well as a concert series with several of J.S. Bach’s works conducted by Paul Agnew.
She has become a much sought-after soprano for new operas and concert pieces. In April 2023 she will make her debut at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen as Clio in the world premiere of “Crusade” by Frederik Neyrinck. At the Philharmonie de Paris she sang the role of The Nurse in contemporary opera “Shell Shock” by Nichols Lens, she originated the role of Della in Eric Whitacre’s chamber opera “The gift of the Magi” in Los Angeles’ Disney Hall and on stage at Carnegie Hall, and she premiered Juliette in “Paternal” by Frank Nuyts and Roomy in “Elle est moi und töte mich” by Joris Blanckaert.
In Los Angeles, where she is currently based, Laurence has created a popular series of Art Song Soirées, singing songs of the French impressionists and German romantic Lied repertoire, as well as her own art songs and songs set to her poetry by other composers. Currently she and the Belgian composer Mathias Coppens are recording their album “Insta Songs”, including works by both Mathias Coppens and Laurence Servaes, all set to poetry of Laurence herself.
As a guest professor, the artist taught Lied Master Classes at Chapman University and at the California State University Northridge.
Laurence composed Art Songs and music for Vocal Ensembles such as Mezzo Trio Berlin, Bouche B, Choeur 43 Paris and has written arrangements for the Flemish Radio Choir.
In 2024 Laurence Servaes will be relocating back to Europe.
CV-update : February 2023. Please contact the agency to get the most recent biographical details of the artist.