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Guilhem Worms began his musical training at an early age learning to play the violin. He then studied voice under Pierre Mervant, Agnès Mellon and Jean-Paul Fouchécourt at the École Supérieure de Musique in Dijon, ultimately earning a degree in singing in June 2016. He also earned a diploma at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in the class of Yves Sotin. In April 2015, he won the Talents Lyriques, Voix Sacrées singing contest in Reims which marked the beginning of his collaboration with Jean-Claude Malgoire. Soon thereafter, he sang Handel’s Messiah at the Flâneries Musicales in Reims in 2015, Bach’s St John’s Passion (Jesus, Pilate) with different ensembles, and the role of Frère Bernard in Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise (the 2016 Olivier Messiaen Festival).
During the 2016/2017 season, he sang in a production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (Spirito 3) at the Dijon Opera and performed the role of Geronimo (Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto ) with the Conservatoire de Paris. The following season, he made his role debut as Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and performed in the regions in the CFPL’s and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées’ productions for young audiences. He has performed Mozart’s Requiem with Michel Piquemal’s Vittoria Choir and Bartabas at La Villette as well as with Jean-Claude Malgoire at the Tourcoing Opera Studio and the Opéra Royal in Versailles. His roster of roles also includes Gottfried (Les Fées du Rhin) at the Tours Opera, Lord Rochefort (Anna Bolena) at the Bordeaux Opera, a Lackey (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Luxembourg Opera, the First Priest and the Second Armoured Man (Die Zauberflöte) at the Marseille Opera, and Leporello (Don Giovanni) at the Saint-Étienne Opera. He also appeared in a revival of Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Tours Opera. More recently, he was nominated in the Best New Opera Artist category at the 2019 Victoires de la Musique Classique. An artist with a social conscience, he has been a volunteer for several years assisting people with mental illnesses at the Conservatoire des Deux Vallées. He also teaches Human Beatboxing in France and in India. Guilhem Worms has a Degree in Ethnomusicology from the Université de Paris 8 and has published a book Musique sans frontière.
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