"With joy in his sound, Adrian Autard delights us with his lyricism and musicality.
A young tenor to keep an eye on !"
Univ. Prof. KS Linda Watson
Born in 1995, the French tenor began playing the violin at the age of 6, at the school of music in his hometown, but has been inspired by Opera and vocal performance since he was 3 years old. He joined the Conservatory of Music of Avignon in the class of Chantal Rodier and in parallel he participated in the Children’s Choir of the Opera of Avignon at the age of 12, where he participated in many opera and concert productions, including "Carmen" (Bizet) with Patricia Uria Monzon.
He was then discovered by Alain Guingal, who suggested him to take singing classes at the conservatory.
He started singing at the Conservatoire d'Avignon in 2012, with Valérie Marestin and then quickly joined the CNRR of Marseille in the class of the French mezzo-soprano Isabelle Vernet (considered one of the direct disciples of the soprano Régine Crespin) and the pianist Marie-France Arakelian, to follow the TMD formation (Technique of Music and Dance). He was part of the Choeur Phocéen with which he integrated productions of the Odeon, but also joined the choirs of the Marseille Opera
in Lohengrin in 2018. He has been performing with Ensemble Créations since 2017,
a vocal ensemble directed by Yeomyoung Lim.
He obtained his prize in Chamber Music with distinction in the class of Jean-Claude Latil, and also graduated with honors in the class of Isabelle Vernet.
He took part in several masterclasses, including the conductor, pianist, composer and conductor Elizabeth Cooper,
South Korean bass Samuel Youn, and Austrian tenor KS Michael Schade.
Invited for a few years as a soloist for Mozart's Requiem and Bach cantatas in 2017, he performed the lead role in Charpentier's Acteon in June 2018 in the ruins of the castle of Tour d'Aigues and Remendado in Bizet’s Carmen
at the Grans festival in 2019.
He is currently completing his Bachelor of Sologesang at the prestigious Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien in Austria with the famous Wagnerian soprano KS Univ. Prof. Linda Watson.