Mélusine de Pas

Mélusine de Pas started her music development in Pages de la Maîtrise du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles under leadership of Olivier Schneebeli. After this experience with music of the French „Grand Siècle“, she deepened her education in vocal music at Maîtrise de Notre-Dame de Paris led by Nicole Corti and Lionel Sow. Her light soprano timbre got her to cooperation with Hervé Niquetem (Le Concert Spirituel), Jean-Claudem Malgloirem, Bruno Boterfem (Ludus Modalis) and others. Mélusine studied paralelly violoncello, and later focused on viola da gamba at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in the class of Christoph Coin, and after that at Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, studying with Philipp Pierlot.

Mélusine played as a viol player in ensembles as Riccercar Consort, Collegium Marianum, Motus Harmonicus and others. Her interest in cultural dialogue led Mélusine to initiation of a project in Syria (2007), aiming for interaction between oriental music tradition and European early music.  Mélusine as a viol player and singer, has taken part in projects connecting historically informed music performance with theatre. She cooperates with ensemble Oneiroï (projects Métamorphos(é)es, Cabaret Baroque) and also Compagnie Oghma (play about the life of Tobias Hume). Mélusine de Pas is a founding member of the ensemble Lunaris, with whom recorded CD Exode.