French Language Coach
French Language Coach Aurélia Jonvaux joined the Vocal and Operatic Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in September 2017.
She is also working as a French Language Coach for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and as a French Language and Diction Teacher at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she assists Florence Daguerre de Hureaux.
As a French Language Coach, Aurélia has worked at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, the Associated Studios and the Performance Arts Lab. She has also worked for The Sixteen Harry Christophers, the BBC Choir and Symphony Choir, and the BBC Proms.
Her experience abroad includes coaching Bizet’s Carmen for the National Opera in Warsaw and for the Royal Danish Opera House in Copenhagen. For the Royal Academy Opera led by Gareth Hancock, Aurélia has coached their Bizet/Constant’s Carmen and Bizet’s Le Docteur Miracle Double Bill. For the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Opera Studies led by Dominic Wheeler, she has coached Debussy’s L’Enfant Prodigue, Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges and Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites.
As a soprano, Aurélia has enjoyed performing in operas, operettas and recitals in the UK and around Europe.
Aurélia read psychology and musicology at the François Rabelais University in Tours and trained as a singer at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. In 2011 she completed a Guildhall Artist Fellowship Programme and was subsequently invited to join the Vocal Studies staff as a French Language and Diction Teacher. In 2018, she was awarded an ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. She is a Fellow of the Advance HE (previously Higher Education Academy).