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Benjamin d'Anfray
Pianist and vocal coach

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Benjamin d’Anfray was born in Saint-Cloud. He studied at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Boulogne-Billancourt with Marie-Paule Siruguet then joined the class of Billy Eidi at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Paris, before entering the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique and Dance in Lyon in 2009. In 2015,after a period of study at the University of Montréal with Jean Saulnier, he received his Master’s degree in piano and accompaniment. A long-time history aficionado, he studied to become an archivist-palaeographer at the École nationale des Chartes and graduated in 2012. He performs as a soloist with the Lyon Opera Orchestra and as a chamber musician in numerous festivals including the Chopin Festival in Bagatelle, Les Allées chantent, the Prieuré de Chirens in Isère and the Pianissimes in Lyon. He also performs regularly as an accompanist and a voice coach with the Lyon Opera, the Lyon National Orchestra, the Justiniana Company, the Spirito Choir and the National Centre for Dance. He was an accompanist for the dance classes at the Lyon Conservatoire from 2016 to 2017 and complemented his training with residencies at the Fondation Royaumont. Interested in a romantic aesthetic and 19th century pianos, he earned a piano-forte Master’s degree at the Université Paris-Sorbonne after researching “19th Century piano improvisation”. During the 2017-2018 season he was the voice coach for the production of Philippe Boesmans’ Reigen at the Bastille Amphitheatre and for the revival of Maurice Ravel’s L’Heure espagnole at the Opéra Bastille. Benjamin d’Anfray joined the Paris Opera Academy in September 2017.