Biographie

Noémie

Sunnen

soprano

© Claude Desquiotz

Noémie Desquiotz-Sunnen, soprano, was born in Luxembourg. She studied classical and lyrical canto at the Music Conservatory of Luxembourg and at the „Conservatoire National Régional de Nancy“. She obtained several „prix supérieurs » and other first prizes.

Noémie Desquiotz-Sunnen has been a laureate several times at the UGDA Young Soloists Interregional Competition (Concours Interrégional pour jeunes Solistes de l’Ugda), unanimously awarded the gold medal. She also reached the semi-finals at various lyrical canto competitions in France. She has also attended advanced training classes with renowned opera singers both in Luxembourg and abroad. Among others, she studied with Ingeborg Hallstein, Mariette Kemmer, Ionel Pantea, Louis Landuyt, Christiane Stutzmann and Sylvia Geszty. She has performed several operatic roles in Luxembourg, (i.a. at the Studio-opera from the „Théâtre national de Luxembourg“). She has also appeared at the opera company in Trier, Germany. For several years now she has performed as a soprano soloist at a number of concerts and recitals together with various orchestras and choirs, either with piano accompaniment or in chamber music productions. Her repertoire ranges from baroque and classical music to the romantic music of the 19th century as well as contemporary music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including Lied as well as oratorios and opera.

Suffering from a rare disease, Noémie Sunnen organizes and sings charity concerts to support people with rare diseases. In 2021 the European Organization for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS) honoured her with the prestigious „Black Pearl Award“ in the category „Visual and Audio Media Award“, to recognize her achievements throughout her musical career, as well as her efforts in organizing charity concerts.

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