The Swiss baritone Joël Terrin studied in Lausanne with Frédéric Gindraux before moving to London to work with Prof. Rudolf Piernay at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama in the Artist Diploma course. He also works with Dame Felicity Lott, Eugene Asti and François Le Roux.
He sang Maximilian in Bernstein’s Candide, the baritone solo in Weill’s Berliner Requiem, Melchior in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Urbain in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne, Perrückenmacher in Strauss’s Ariadne aux Naxos or Un Spirito in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo for the Opéra de Lausanne. He also created for the company a recital for children and a workshop during the Olympic Games for the Youth.
He’s been working with the London Symphonic Orchestra for several projects (Michael Tippett’s Discovery Day, soloist for Haydn’s Nelson Messe or curator of a recital in the series ‘Futures: the musical voices of our time’) and the Wigmore Hall (Schumann Study Group, Ravel Study Group, a contemporary music recital and a French mélodies recital). He’s part of the Wigmore Hall’s French Song Exchange that made possible his debut in Salle Cortot in Paris. He also recorded Glanert’s songs for the BBC.
Joël, who is a Samling artist, is a 2020 ambassador of song for the Oxford Lieder Festival, won the Migros competition in Switzerland and has received support from the Friedl Wald and the Colette Mosetti foundation. He also got the 2nd prize at the Kattenburg competition in Switzerland and the 2nd prize at the Somerset Song Prize in 2019. He also won the English Song Prize at GSMD.
Further projects include a recital for the Oxford Lieder Festival with pianist Cole Knutson, a Britten study group at Wigmore Hall and the title role in Christiné’s Dédé with the Opéra de Lausanne in 2021.