Lore Binon - soprano
Lore Binon started her musical education at the age of five, studying the violin. She was a laureate of several competitions and obtained her Masters in violin at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where she studied with Yuzuku Horigome. Whilst studying the violin she discovered a new passion, singing. She began her vocal training at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, obtaining her Bachelor degree with Beatrijs Devos.
Lore continued her vocal studies in Barcelona at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya, with Margarida de Natividade. In 2011 she obtained her Masters degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Valérie Guillorit. During her studies she was awarded the Cardon prize for exceptional results by the Royal Conservatory of Music, Brussels. She currently receives coaching from Margreet Honig.
She has performed in several music theatre productions, including Revelations with Transparant and Berberio, a music theatre piece for children, for which they achieved a Yamaward. She participates in an interantional tour of Children of nowhere in collaboration with Lod and actress Viviane De Muynck and music by Dominique Pauwels. She made her operatic debut as Barbarina (Nozze di Figaro) with the Freiburger Barockorchester under the baton of René Jacobs
Lore is also active in the contemporary music field and has performed Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire at the Schiermonnikoog Festival (the Netherlands) and participated in Sirènes by Luca Francesconi with Brussels Philharmonic led by Michel Tabachnik (Festival Musica, Strasbourg) as well as an international tour of Drumming (Steve Reich) with Ictus and Rosas.
She also has a keen interest in the performance of lieder, performing at the Muziekgebouw aan 't Ij (Amsterdam) in the supporting program of the series “Grote zangers” and in England, where she gave recitals at the prestigious Oxford Lieder Festival, Chipping Campden and Wesley Chapel Harrogate.
Lore’s rich and sensitive musical personality makes her much sought after as a soloist. She enjoys regular collaborations with ensembles such as Ictus, Oxalys, Flemish Radio Choir, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra and Spectra Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Freiburger Barockorchester, De Filharmonie, Vlaams Radio Koor, Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, performing f.i. Die sieben letzte Worten unseres Erlösers (Haydn), Magnificat (Bach), Dixit Dominus (Händel), Lobgesang (Mendelssohn) et Ein Deutches Requiem (Brahms)
She has collaborated with conductors such as René Jacobs, Hervé Niquet, Jos van Veldhoven and Michel Tabachnik and performed in venues such as Bozar (BE), Salle Pleyel (FR), Opera de Lyon (FR), Palau de la musica (ESP) De doelen (NL) and Tchaikovsky Hall (RS).
Chamber music is another of Lore’s passions. She collaborates with many different ensembles such as Ictus, Oxalys , Zefiro Torna, Il Gardelino and De Nederlandse Bachvereniging. and is a founding member of the ensemble "Revue blanche", a quartet consisting of the rather unusual combination of harp, flute, viola and voice. In 2013 the ensemble was awarded the Klara for “young promise” and has followed an impressive traject aver since.
This season Lore sings the role of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at the Flemish Opera. She is artist in residence for the Festival of Flanders Mechelen and will perform the solo soprano part in the 4th Mahler Symfony with the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse under the baton of Loethar Koenigs. In november 2017, a disque, including melodies of f.i. Debussy and Hahn, will be released by Outhere Music.