Voyage musical : Alice Lockwood, soprano and Galina Besner, piano

Sunday April 21, 2024 @ 15h00
Alice Lockwood, soprano,  grew up in a musical world, playing piano and singing, and trained at the Grenoble Conservatoire.
As a young adult, she chose cinema as an artistic medium, and took part in the production of recordings of danced, acted and sung performances… Her ear and eye were sharpened by encounters with Ivo Van Hove, Anne Teresa de Keersemaeker, Benjamin Lazare, Emmanuel Daumas, Romeo Castelluci… From one film to the next, her encounters led her to singing. Accompanied since 2019 by Lionel Sarrazin and Gaëlle Mallada, she is gradually finding her voice/path. Passionate about opera, she joins and creates a series of projects, including the duo Les Affluentes with flutist and improviser Claire Marchal, which revisits great opera arias on flute and voice, mixed with improvisation.
In 2023, a pivotal year, she lands the role of Dido, directed by Stéphanie Marco in a more contemporary adaptation of Purcell’s work. Since 2022, she has been a member of Le Cabaret Lyrique, a monthly collective that brings opera arias closer to the street. The originality of these projects, as well as the constant openings she encounters along the way, reinforce Alice’s curiosity and desire: who knows where her voice will take her?
Of Russian origin, Galina Besner graduated from the Sobinov State Conservatory as a pianist, chamber music artist, accompanist and piano teacher. She left Russia and pursued her career in several countries (China, France, Poland, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates) where she had the opportunity to work and perform with musicians from different backgrounds and traditions. Her passion for music has led her to embrace a vast repertoire that ranges from opera productions to musical theater pieces, from classical music to the traditional music of her countries of residence.
Galina currently teaches piano at the CRD in Cachan and accompanies the “Cabaret Lyrique” company.


Les airs d’opéra, les mélodies et les compositions pour piano.

Dvorak  -    2 arias from« Rusalka » :
“Mesicku na nebi hlubokem”
“Necotelna vodni moci”

Scriabin -  Etude op8 n2

Gounod  - « Sapho »
L’air de Sapho “ O ma lyre immortelle”

Khachaturian  -   Romance

Berlioz “Les nuits d’été “

“Le spectre de la rose”

Scriabin -  Étude op8 n5

Puccini    “ Bohème”
Valse de Musetta “ Quando m’en vo”

Villa-Lobos -   Valsa da dor

Massenet -  “Manon”
L’air de Manon “Obéissons quand leur voix appelle “