Originating from Dijon (France), Marie-Pierre Roy started her music career with the violin at the Conservatoire of music. She soon joined the singing class at the same institution. After graduating in both disciplines, she joined the singing class of Francisco Araiza, at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart (Germany). Always seeking for improvement, she took part in numerous masterclasses led by world-class singers such as Dunja Vejzović.
Since 2014, Marie-Pierre Roy finds her way as a soloist singer, while taking advantage of her rich educational and experience background to perform in a large musical repertoire. Some of Marie-Pierre’s highlights in concertante music are BACH’s St. John Passion, Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat, BEETHOVEN’s Ode to Joy, DVORAK’s Stabat Mater, MOZART’s Requiem, and MENDELSSOHN’s Elias. She also stands out in contemporary creations such as the 1st german production of Hin-Nun by Younghi Pagh, die Tränen der Eos by Volker Ignaz Schmidt, and during the Wardian Case performance at the contemporary festival Eclat in Stuttgart (Germany). Ancient music is also part of her soloist repertoire, with her participation in HAENDEL’s Susanna, as well as in the audio CD “Warum toben die Heiden” by Homilius (Carus Verlag, Feb. 2014).
Marie-Pierre Roy’s favourite area of expertise remains the opera. Already during her studies, she performed as “Marzelline” (extracts from Fidelio), “Nanetta” (Fastaff) and Rosina (extracts from Il Barbiere di Siviglia), as well as a scenic version of the Messages De Feu Demoiselle R.V.
Troussova by GYÖRGY Kurtág. In March 2014, the young soprano made her debut at the Chemnitz Opera as “Eve” in Paradise reloaded (Lilith) by Peter Eötvös. She then performed the soprano part in Into the little Hill by Georges Benjamin at the opera of Stuttgart. She started her 2015/2016 season with a remarkable interpretation of the Queen of the Night at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo (Italy), under the direction of Gabriele Ferró.
In November 2015, she was a finalist of the Symphonies d’Automne de Mâcon, where she successfully won both the Audience and the Art Song Prizes.