'A refined and engaging voice with a sophisticated character and presence.'
'Avec une aisance stupéfiante, cette grande chanteuse néozélandaise allie puissance et douceur.'
New Zealand soprano Clare Pierard combines her day job as Managing Editor of The Union's two international scientific journals, The International Journal Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and Public Health Action with frequent recitals in and around France.
Her repertoire spans from renaissance and baroque to contemporary composition. Recent concerts include recitals of mélodie française (Duparc, Berlioz, Fauré, Poulenc) and Lieder (Wagner, Berg, Mahler, Spohr, Strauss), twentieth century English and American composers (Britten, Gurney, Rorem, Barber, Copland), forays into the Spanish and Russian repertoire, and appearances as guest soloist with Paris chamber choirs Les Courants d'Airs and La Petite Suite (conductor Olivier Plaisant).
Clare participates regularly in the summer festivals Concerts dans la Serre de Cary Potet, at Buxy (Burgundy), and the Puygiron Art Festival (La Drôme), of which she is a founding member.