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Joël Terrin


The Swiss baritone Joël Terrin studied in Lausanne with Frédéric Gindraux before moving to London to work with Prof. Rudolf Piernay at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the Artist Diploma course.

He sang Melchior in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Urbain in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne, Perrückenmacher in Strauss’s Ariadne aux Naxos and Un Spirito in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo for the Opéra de Lausanne. He also created for a recital for children for the opera company.

He has been working with the London Symphony Orchestra for several projects (Michael Tippett’s Discovery Day, as a soloist for Haydn’s Nelson Messe and a curator of a recital in the series Futures: the musical voices of our time) and the Wigmore Hall (Schumann Study Group, Ravel Study Group, a contemporary music recital and a French mélodies recital). He’s part of the Wigmore Hall’s French Song Exchange, making possible his debut in Salle Cortot in Paris.

Joël Terrin is a Samling artist, won the Migros competition in Switzerland and has received support from the Friedl Wald and the Colette Mosetti foundation. He also received the 2nd prize at the Kattenburg competition in Switzerland and the 2nd prize at the Somerset Song Prize in 2019.

Further projects include Maximilian in Bernstein’s Candide, the solo part in Weill’s Berliner Requiem and a workshop during the Olympic Games for the Youth for the Opéra de Lausanne, a song recital for the BBC on Glanert’s music, a Poulenc recital at Wigmore Hall and a cabaret show, where he will unveil some of his own compositions.

Last updated: Jul 2020