Biography

Isabelle Métrope started her musical education in her homeland of France, as a violonist and singer. She studied Applied Modern Languages (BA) in Cologne, Newcastle upon Tyne and Aix en Provence as well as Music management (MA). Later on, she studied Choir conducting (with Prof. Jörg Breiding) and Voice Teaching (with Edina Soriano and Christoph Scheeben) at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. There she taught choral singing to students majoring in instrumental studies and conducted choir rehearsals of the various University ensembles. Isabelle Métrope took part in several conducting masterclasses by Jörg Breiding at the Hannover Boys Choir (Knabenchor Hannover) as well as with Erwin List (France) and Morten Schuld-Jensen (Freiburg, Germany).

She was the voice student of Michael Krause (Bonn), Frank Bossert (SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart), Diane Forlano (London), Stewart Emerson (Berlin), Anne Hellmann (Mainz) and Prof. Ulrike Sonntag (HMdK Stuttgart).

Isabelle Métrope’s musical path has been influenced by many projects and concerts under the batons of renowned conductors like Helmuth Rilling (Junges Stuttgarter Bachensemble) and Hans-Christoph Rademann (Gaechinger Cantorey) at the Internationale Bach-Akademie Stuttgart, as well as with Denis Rouger (chœur de chambre figure humaine) and Ulrich Studer (Académie Bach Aix en Provence). These projects took her to many cities in Germany a well as to Italy, Tunisia, Chile, France and Switzerland.

She sang several years in the Regional Youth Choir of Nordrhine-Westfalia, singing solos in diverse choral works (such as J.S Bach’s b minor Mass). She is one of the founding members of the ensemble cantus imperitus. She has a longstanding collaboration and affinity for the German-French Choir of Cologne. She’s working as a choir conductor and voice teacher mainly in the Stuttgart area.