Françoise Atlan has been invited to perform as a soloist on the world’s major stages, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Festival de México en el Centro Histórico, the Théâtre de La Monnaie in Brussels, the Utrecht Early Music Festival (Holland), the Festival of World Sacred Music in Fez (Morocco), Les Suds Festival in Arles and the Festival d’art lyrique in Aix-en-Provence (France). She has recorded several critically acclaimed albums, receiving such awards as the Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de La Musique, ffff Télérama, and the Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros.
A bicultural artist, she is endowed with an expressiveness, style and technique that are entirely her own. Her Judeo-Berber roots led her to explore the vocal heritage of the Mediterranean, in particular the Judeo-Spanish and Judeo-Arab traditions, while pursuing her career as a singer with Andréa Guiot. A graduate in musicology from the Université d’Aix-en-Provence (CAPES), she received awards in piano and chamber music while studying under Monique Oberdorfer (Conservatoire d’Aix en Provence). She received the Prix Villa Médicis Hors les Murs for her research in the musical and poetic traditions of Fez, Morocco, and was named the Best World Music Artist of 2007 by the Prix Fondation Caisse d’Épargne. “These rapturous and sensuous melodies are interpreted with warmth and purity, owing to the luminous talent with which Françoise Atlan has been naturally blessed” (Laurent Aubert, Le Monde de la Musique).