Jean-Philippe Clerc

Jean-Philippe Clerc is currently working as a vocal coach and pianist at the Opéra de Lausanne as well as for the singing classes and the Atelier lyrique of the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne. In parallel to his institutional commitments, he prepares numerous singers for their operatic roles or oratorio concerts and regularly performs as an accompanist throughout Europe and Asia. After obtaining his piano diploma at the Geneva Conservatory, he studied with Esther Yellin at the Neuhaus Foundation. Passionate about singing, which he studied with Frédéric Gindraux, he naturally turned to accompanying and coaching singers in various music schools as well as at the opera houses of Fribourg, Reims, the Grand Théâtre de Genève and the Avenches Opera Festival. For several years, Jean-Philippe Clerc has also been conducting. As maestro al cembalo, he conducted Handel’s Alcina and Così fan tutte in Sion, as well as Pergolesi’s La serva padrona, directed by Éric Vigié in a production of the Opéra de Lausanne on tour in Bhutan. In the summer of 2021, he conducted Christiné’s operetta Dédé as part of the Opéra de Lausanne’s Route Lyrique. He has been entrusted with the preparation and direction of the Opéra de Lausanne choir on various projects such as Mam’zelle Nitouche by Hervé or Gli amori di Teolinda by Meyerbeer.