Biography

Multidisciplinary artist, Sophie first turned to opera, both in the repertoire and in contemporary creations. As a mezzo-soprano, she performed roles throughout Europe, United States and Asia. We listened to her in Carmen by Bizet, Frédégonde by Saint-Saëns at the Saïgon Opera House in Vietnam, Jacqueline in Le Médecin malgré lui by Gounod at the Saint-Etienne Opera House, Nancy Tang in Nixon in China by Adams at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Ulrica in Verdi’s Masked Ball at the Mancinelli Theatre in Italy, etc…

Composer and improviser, Sophie is also a creative force. She began writing songs at an early age, accompanying herself on the harp, which she performed in a number of concerts, before composing for the performing arts.

Artistic director of the Des Lieux & Des Êtres company, Sophie creates shows around the voice, offering different aesthetics, mixing repertoire and creation.

During the lockdown, she joins J.Pontier’s composition class at Pôle Sup’93 – CRR of Aubervilliers.

She wrote several pieces for prestigious ensembles and obtained her diploma in June 2023.

Sophie writes for Court-Circuit, Ars Nova, 2E2M, Multilatérale and Accroche Note ensembles.

The Philharmonie de Paris commissioned her to create “Solstice-chant à la lune” in March 2023, and she was then named laureate of the “Territoires en Création” scheme launched by the Ars Nova ensemble, which commissioned her different creations for the 2023-24 season.

Performances

February 7, 2024
Music for 18 musicians
February 29, 2024
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March 22, 2024
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Catalog and projects of creations

Creation March 22, 2024

“Sur l’étoffe de mon âme” Lyric poem commissioned by Ars Nova ensemble for contralto voice, string quartet and piano

Festival Electrosession – Editions L’octanphare

Creation March 8, 2024

“Sixième sens” solo for bass clarinet created by Eric Lamberger – Commissioned by Ars Nova Ensemble

Recording Mosaïque

Creation March 2023

“Solstice-chant à la lune” – Commissioned by the Philharmonie de Paris

Lyric poem created by Ensemble Multilatérale for contralto voice, violin, harp, cello and clarinets

Tremplin de la Création – Philharmonie de Paris

Publications

"De Femmes en Femmes" album

Edition of my new creation "Sur l'étoffe de mon âme" - Commissioned by ARS NOVA ensemble
(Scheduled for March 2024)

Agenda

Sophie Leleu will be back on stage soon.

22/03/2024

Concert / ARS NOVA Ensemble

Premiere of my new piece "Sur l'étoffe de mon âme" for contralto voice, string quartet and piano, followed by Chausson's Chanson Perpétuelle / Festival Electrosession

29/02/2024

Carmen Flamenco / Scène en Grand Pic Saint-Loup

role of Carmen / La Scène en Grand Pic Saint-Loup / Saint-Gély du Fesc

Cies Influenscènes and Flamenco Vivo

08/02/2024

Music for 18 / Lieu Unique

Concerts on February 8 and 9, 2024 with the Links ensemble at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes