© Gilles Brébant
After graduating in musicology, Gaëlle Arquez was the winner of the 2009 Gold Medal Singing Competition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. She studied with Malcolm Walker, Kenneth Weiss, Jeff Cohen and Susan McCulloch.
Winner of further competitions such as Bourses Musicales des Zonta Clubs de France in 2006 or Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Competition in 2007, Gaëlle Arquez gave recitals on the stage of the Teatro Marcello in Rome, the Salle Pleyel in the series « Prélude au Concert » and the Louvre. She then received invitations from the Festival des nouveaux talents in Villers-sur-Mer, the Journées Ravel in Monfort l'Amaury and the Internationale Messiaen-Woche in Neuestadt, Germany. She has sung Messiaen's works in Karlsruhe and at the Musashimo Cultural Foundation of Tokyo.
Between 2007 and 2008, she sang the part of l'Enfant in L'Enfant et les Sortilèges on tour in France. In 2009, she sang the title role of The cunning little vixen for the C.N.S.M.D.P in a production directed by Vincent Vittoz and conducted by Yann Molénat. She also sang this role at the Théâtre Royal de Wallonie in Liège and at the Grand Théâtre de Reims. Last summer, she was selected by Pierre Boulez to give a Messiaen/Wagner recital at the Festival Messiaen au Pays de la Meije, France.
In past seasons, Gaëlle Arquez made her debut at the Opera de Lille (Massenet's Cendrillon), the Opera de Paris (Don Giovanni, Falstaff and Incoronazione di Poppea) and the Theater an der Wien (Idomeneo).
In upcoming seasons, she will return to the Opera de Paris and the Theater an der Wien as well as making her debut at the Théâtre du Châtelet (La Belle Helene). She will also sing at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse (Beatrice et Benedict).
Gaëlle Arquez is a recipient of the Wigmore Hall/INDEPENDENT OPERA Voice Fellowship.