Photo: Studio Ledroit-Perrin

Mezzo-soprano Natalie Pérez has been announced as the winner of multiple prizes at the 31st Concours International de Chant de Marmande.

The competition final, held on Saturday August 31st, consisted of ten finalists selected from 200 performers in the qualifying rounds. Natalie is winner of the 1st prize in the women’s category, winner of the special jury’s prize, and winner of the OFQJ (Office Franco-Québécois pour la Jeunesse) prize awarded in the form of a recital in Montréal.

The singing competition was launched in 1988 by Association du Festival Lyrique en Marmandais; each year it sees applicants from across 30 countries perform to an international jury drawn from opera houses, festivals and orchestras in Europe and further afield.

Later this season Natalie looks forward to recitals at the Wigmore Hall and with Orkester Nord in Denmark, and performances of Pulcinella with early music ensemble Fuoco e Cenere in Tiblisi, Georgia.