Repetiteur / Pianist
Arièle Zanini was born in France and received her training at the Lyon Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique (National Conservatory of Music, Lyon), where she graduated in Piano Accompaniment and Lyric Coaching under the guidance of Suzy Bossard, and obtained a first prize in Piano with concert pianist Jean Martin, as well as first prizes in Accompaniment and Musical Analysis.
She then worked in Lyon as an accompanist for The National Opera, The Light Opera Company, and The Conservatory of Music, and toured Europe, Russia, and Japan, with the children’s choir “La Cigale”.
Since settling in Hong Kong in 1995, she is been in charge of coaching singers for the Opera & Vocal Department of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, and joined the Music and Drama Institute as a vocal accompanist.
She has served as accompanist for numerous musical productions with Hong Kong Singers, including “Fiddler on the Roof”, “La Cage aux Folles”, and “Oklahoma!”, and has become a much sought after accompanist for radio recordings, chamber music, and for coaching of French repertoire.
Since 2006, she is the Principal Piano for the Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra and is coaching the singers for the Opera productions of Le French May.