Claire Merigoux
Direction

Born in an international family context, it is between West and East that Claire's voice takes flight. As a solo child, she joined the Maîtrise de Bourgogne and the Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine, under the direction of Francis Bardot, choirmaster of the Opéra de Paris. She has collaborated on opera productions such as Puccini's La Bohème at Opéra Comique and Bastienne in Bastien und Bastienne by Mozart, accompanied by Camerata de Bourgogne and François-René Duchâble. She sings Berlioz's Te Deum, under the direction of Sir Colin Davis and Arthur Oldham, at the Zenith of Paris. She participates in multiple concerts, from Salle Pleyel to Invalides, in various festivals, in France and abroad. She studied Flute at the conservatory.

 

Graduate in Management and Project Management for development and humanitarian actions, she goes abroad to work several times in NGOs. The Song does not leave her, it is in this intercultural context that she is immersed and is passionate about traditional music. She then trained at the Profac Institute for Art Therapy (cncp-certified) which she practiced and became Trainer and Consultant, among others for the National Center of the Territorial Public Function on the themes: "Confidence in oneself and Professional success "and" Voice and Professional Communication ".

 

At the same time, she specializes in early and medieval music, and sings Renaissance polyphonies with Olivier Marcaud and was soloist for various ensembles. In 2013, she followed the Huelgas Academy with Paul Van Nevel in Brussels and took singing lessons with singer Agnès Mellon. Then she continues her artistic research around the voice with Fréderic Faye. Finally, she deepened her experience in reading and interpreting ancient notations with Marcel Pérès (Organum) with whom she then collaborated to renew the links that united Cluny and Moissac in the eleventh century by organizing the diagonals of Autumn in Cluny from 2017.


Singer and founder of ODO Ensemble, a Company of research, creation and interpretation of world music, Early, Traditional and current, in residency at the Abbey of Cluny), she has been in charge since January 2016 wich is perform, in France and internationaly, in Festivals, and National

She founded the Association ODO, the Music Cluny "which produces ODO Ensemble and she implants in residence in Cluny and its Abbey (Center of National Monuments). She develops artist residencies and concerts of ODO that she broadcasts in France and internationally. 

 

She also organizes artistic and musical meetings with other ensembles: Kalenda Maya (Norway-Hans Friedrik Jacobsen), the musicians of Dhoad (Rajasthan-Rahis Barti), Ajamlar (Iran-Arash Mohafez), Ensemble ORGANUM (France- Marcel Pérès ), The Celestial Horses Company (Cluny-Celeste Solsona).

 

Claire also conducts  workshops for singing and polyphony for children and adults, at Cluny Abbey and on the territory (Les Ateliers de la voix), then in Moissac during "Les Diagonales d'Automne" organized by ORGANUM CIRMA and at Pigna (Corsica) for the Festival of Voices and Sounds "FESTIVOCE".

 

It is by the creation of MESOGEIOS the crossing, that she explores the singing of women in the Mediterranean. Release of the disc recorded at the Pigna Auditorium, scheduled for 2018 at Casa Editions, Believe and Socadisc distribution.

© ODO Ensemble 2019