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Helene Clerc-Murgier
Harpsichord Piano Forte

Helene Clerc-Murgier divides her time between music and writing. She studied at the Akademie für Alte Musik in Bremen, and then in Amsterdam with Gustav Leonhardt as her teacher. For many years she performed with the Ensemble Matheus under Jean-Christophe Spinosi, where she performed as a soloist and continuo player in France and abroad (Prague, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Jakarta, China, Vietnam, Japan). Between 1999 and 2008 she was the singing coach in productions that allowed her to stand alongside directors like Dan Jemmett, Yoshi Oïda and the choreographer José Montalvo. She participated in the recording of numerous discs playing orchestra or chamber music, some of which received prestigious awards (ffff Télérama, 10 Directory, Shock music.)

In 2007, Hélène Clerc-Murgier, along with Pauline Warnier, created the ensemble Les Monts du Reuil, which plunged her into important musicological research. Since then, the ensemble Les Monts du Reuil, in collaboration with the Opéra de Reims, the National Library of France and les Editions Buissonnières, bring back to the stage and publish previously unpublished comic opera of the eighteenth century : Two Hunters & the Milkmaid, the Doctor Sangrado, the Magician Soldier, Raoul Bluebeard Grétry and soon to appear "The young wise man & the old fool" Méhul.

Alongside her musical talent, Hélène Clerc-Murgier writes historical crime novels which take place in seventeenth century Paris. "Abbesses" was released in June 2013 and published by Jacqueline Chambon, Actes Sud, and "The Street from the ends of the Earth" 2016