Corinne Chatel: Nightingale - Vocalist - Performer - Dance therapist
From the age of 17, the French and German singer Corinne Chatel frequently participated and won in several singing contests of Jugend musiziert and started her career as mezzo-soprano in J.S. Bach's charismas oratorio. The artist finished her jazz studies with an exceptional degree in Munich where she attended Sheila Jordan, Delcina Stevenson and Rhiannon's classes. Ma vie en rose was recorded live in 2000 at GLM, Munich. Her Quintet performed regularly on the stages and in the festivals of Munich. In 1999 she created her Jazz Quintet and went on its first tour.
In 2002-3, the Corinne Chatel Quintet went on tour in Germany and the vocalist was frequently invited by the Jazzpoint Bigband Wangen to perform solo. The artist participated in the production of the music of Tatort Mord am Fluß, a film for ARD, the first German television channel. In this year, the artist was employed as a choir conductor and singing teacher in a German music school for the following 10 years. The Corinne Chatel Quintet regularly performed on Munich's stages, especially in the famous Jazz Club Unterfahrt which is internationally known. The CC Quintet won Szene 2001, a prestigious jazz award, as well as awards from the Süddeutsche Zeitung, one of the most important German newspapers, and the Bayerischer Rundfunk, a big cultural radio station.
The polyglot artist has worked with Arte as speaker in several occasions. She participated in shooting Barabli Hit which was a tribute to Germain Muller in 2004. David Roberts, the pianist, accompanied her in a tour presenting her creation, Piafissimo, which consists of jazz arrangement on the themes of French songs. The vocalist performed several times with Marcel Loeffler, jazz accordeon player, at the Landesgartenschau Deux Rives in Kehl and Strasbourg in the same year. She also performed with l’ensemble de musique de chambre de l’OS of Baden-Baden which asked her to recite Pierre Louÿs’'poems.
In 2006, her Quintet performed in Théâtre International de Frankfort and participated in several world-class jazz festivals in Germany. Then she directed her creation Poésie et Folie with Groupe Pierre Fabre. She also worked with Jean Yves Jung, the jazz pianist, in Strasbourg. She was the soloist of Jazz meets Classics, a program based on American standards and was directed by Marc Schaefer with l’Orchestre symphonique, lyrique de Nancy and la Philharmonie de Strasbourg. Then she was invited to accompany l’Orchestre Symphonique de l’Ortenau in concerts. After that, she went on tour with her Quintet performing her new multilingual program, Hymne à l’amour.
From 2007 to 2009 the mezzo-soprano was the resident artist at Dominicains de Haute Alsace where she performed solo in Les Sept péchés capitaux (Weill) and Lady be good (Gershwin). She also presented her Franco-German creation, A Monk Thing which is a tribute to Thelonious Monk. Then the artist was directed by Dominique Guibbert in the leading role of Paris Berlin which was a musical inspired by the 20s. CC has also taken part in Stimmen, the international festival of voice and was invited to accompany l’Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse as the narrator of Pierre et le loup and Le Vaillant petit tailleur. She received the jury prize at the international festival of Crest vocal and Berlin Paris was performed in Taps Scala, Strasbourg. Nightingale has also performed in the international Théâtre de la Manufacture de Nancy, la Chartreuse de Molsheim, the German movie festival of Augenblick and TJP de Strasbourg.

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