Mezzo-soprano and harpist, Sophie first turned to opera, both in the repertoire and in contemporary creations. She has performed throughout Europe, the United States and Asia . She has appeared in Bizet’s Carmen, Saint-Saëns’s Frédégonde at the Saïgon Opera in Vietnam, Jacqueline in Gounod’s Le Médecin malgré lui at theSaint-Etienne Opera, Nancy Tang in Adams’s Nixon in China at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Ulrica in Verdi’s Le Bal Masqué at the Mancinelli Theatre in Italy, etc.

A 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 creations.

While in confinement, she joins J.Pontier’s composition class at Pôle Sup’93- CRR d’Aubervilliers.

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

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

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 for the 2023-24 season.


May 30th, 2024
June 7th, 2024
25 Juillet 2024

Catalog and projects of creations

Creation March 22, 2024

“Sur l’étoffe de mon âme” Lyric poem by Tahéré Qurrat al-Ayn, commissioned by Ars Nova for contralto voice, string quartet and piano

Festival Electrosession – Editions L’octanphare

Creation April 7, 2024

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

In this piece, I imagined weaving a link between the visible and the invisible, between the terrestrial and the supraterrestrial. By placing the ends of the bass clarinet in dialogue with each other, I imagined activating the porosity of worlds, opening a door, building a bridge, establishing a dialogue with the beyond…

Creation March 2023

“Solstice-chant à la lune” to poetry by H.Ebdehâj – 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


Album "De Femmes en Femmes"

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


Sophie Leleu will be back on stage soon.


Messiaen festival concert

Program of creations with the Spirito ensemble and the Bela quartet at the Messiaen festival in the church of Saint-Chaffrey in the Meige


Alto Rhapsodie by Brahms

Solosit part in Alto Rhapsodie by Brahms and Standchen in festival Histoires de Choeurs in Saint-Palais sur Mer, direction E. Piaud


Harfentreffen Festival

Solo concert "Le feu & l'eau" (harp and vocals) and workshop at the Harfentreffen Festival at Kirchen-Freusburg Castle, Germany