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MM Academy

The MM Academy is a project, launched by La Monnaie in 2015, that offers students from the eight Belgian conservatories an opportunity to supplement their training with professional work experience in the opera house’s orchestra or chorus. This allows music students to gain vital professional experience from the earliest days of their studies. The project is a constructive solution to the gap that has often been observed between the educational world of the conservatory and real life in the performing-arts sector.

La Monnaie Choral Academy

Through the Choral Academy, La Monnaie aims to offer young singers, enrolled in a Belgian college for art and music, work experience in an internationally recognised opera chorus. Following auditions, they can gain performing experience over at least a year, follow masterclasses, attend our performances, and meet opera professionals – a crucial first step at the beginning of their careers.

MM Academy
Name First name Voice type School
Bauwens Marion Soprano 1 IMEP
Blondeel Gwendoline Soprano 1 IMEP
Cortoos Lucas Baritone Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
Coulon Blandine Mezzo 1 IMEP
de Mahieu Caroline Mezzo 2 IMEP
Defalque Estelle Mezzo 2 IMEP
Dhont Franches Soprano 1 School of Arts of University College Ghent
Doumen Kristien Soprano 1 Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
Ferreira Kenny Tenor 2 Conservatoire de Luxembourg
Foor Louise Soprano 1 IMEP
Fos Maria-Belén Soprano 1 Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles
Gabriels Rozelien Mezzo 2 LUCA School of Arts Campus Lemmens
Ghazarian Marie-Juliette Mezzo 1 Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles
Ingelbrecht Liedewijde Soprano 1 LUCA School of Arts Campus Lemmens
Lermyte Anne-Sophie Soprano 2 IMEP
Lopez Logan Contretenor Conservatoire Royal de Mons
Mathot Manon Mezzo 1 IMEP
Matus-Echaiz Danaé Mezzo 1 Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles
Mispelon Hendrik Tenor 2 LUCA School of Arts Campus Lemmens
Phan Julie Mezzo 1 Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
Portela Larisch Maria Soprano 1 IMEP
Posman Emma Soprano 1 School of Arts of University College Ghent
Poulopoulou Sofia Soprano 2 Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
Real Cecilia Soprano 1 IMEP
Selander Jenny Mezzo 2 Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
Storms Isabelle Soprano 1 Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
Van Bogaert Tom Baritone Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
Verstaen Lotte Mezzo 1 LUCA School of Arts Campus Lemmens
Voordeckers Nadezda Soprano 1 LUCA School of Arts Campus Lemmens
Willems Lisa Soprano 2 Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
MM Soloists and Laureates

After at least one year in the Choral Academy, students who clearly show soloist potential are invited to become MM Soloists. If they are successful in the auditions, La Monnaie offers them support and extra opportunities so that they can further develop their talent both within our opera house and elsewhere.

MM Laureates are young graduate singers who have come through the Choral Academy and have what it takes to make it as professionals. La Monnaie helps them during the early years of their careers.
 

MM Laureates
Name First name Voice type
Vanherck Ellen Soprano
Jacques Isabelle Soprano
Ben Hsaïn Lachiri Kamil Bariton
de Valensart Margaux Soprano
Melnik Maxime Tenor
Leonard Viriginie Soprano
MM Solist
Name First name Voice type
Derhet Pierre Tenor
Green Raphaële Mezzo
CONTACT

Véronique Van Hees
Manager MM Academy
v.vanhees@demunt.be

Benoît Giaux
Artistic Strategy MM Academy
b.giaux@lamonnaie.be

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