Emmanuelle Martin

 

 

Née le 28/04/1985 à Nantes 

Emmanuelle Martin est à présent une référence en France dans le domaine de la musique classique traditionnelle et sacrée de l’Inde du sud- la musique Karnatique. Après avoir vécu 10 années à Chennai, en Inde où elle s’est consacrée à l’apprentissage de cette musique auprès de l’un des grands maîtres de cette tradition - Shri T.M Krishna, elle rentre en France en 2014 et voyage à present entre l’Inde, la France et les Etats-Unis où elle donne des concerts, transmet cet art et continue sa propre pratique. En Janvier 2016 elle rejoint Ariane Mnouchkine et la troupe du Théâtre du Soleil afin de former les acteurs au chant et à la musique Karnatik en vue de leur dernière création « Une Chambre en Inde ». 

Carrière 

Chanteuse professionnelle de chant Karnatique depuis 2012 , mène une carrière principalement en Europe aux Etats-Unis et en Inde. 

Intermittente du spectacle depuis 2016 

Enseignement 

Professeur de chant Karnatik au Théâtre du Soleil pour la création « Une Chambre en Inde » (2016-2017) 

Contribution au projet mené par l’éducation nationale « pièce (dé)montée » 

Donne de nombreux stages, ateliers et cours particuliers en Europe, aux Etats-Unis et en Inde  (depuis 2014) 

Participation aux stages donnés par TM Krishna en France (depuis 2010 ) 

Intervention  dans le département de musique de  l’Université de Boulder -Colorado  (2014) 

Professeur de chant karnatique au Théâtre du Soleil (2016-2017) 

Parcours scolaire et universitaire 

Bachelor of Music -Madras University (2010) 

Baccalauréat Littéraire (2004) 

Formation Musicale 

Formée auprès de T.M Krishna au chant Karnatique à Chennai en Inde depuis 2004 

Formation en piano au conservatoire de Nantes (1993-2000) 

Maîtrise de l’Opéra Graslin à Nantes( 2000-2003) 

Choeur d’enfants et danse classique au collège de la Perverie(  Nantes) en horaires aménagées ( 1999-2001) 

Bourses et Prix 

Bourse d’échange  EGIDE-ICCR « Univers d’études et de recherches » de 2007 à 2010 

Obtention du 2nd prix à la compétition de chant Karnatik à la Music Academy, Chennai (2009) 

Divers 

Participation à de nombreux projets menés par TM Krishna  dont: 

Film Margazhi Raagam 

Festival Svanubhava 

Projets Voices Within et Matrka 

Participation aux collaborations avec Leela Samson et Priya Darshini Govind 

(Depuis 2004 ) 

Discographie 

Chants Sacrés de l’Inde du Sud - voix et tampura (Enregistré par Zac Parker, Paulden, Arizona, U.S.A en 2014) 

Liens en ligne 

Teaser réalisé par Guillaume Darcq 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhM65kLhSPk&t=13s 

Extrait du documentaire pour Baglis TV, réalisé par Thomas Coispel (2018) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXrTjD6nkzQ&t=139s 

Concert à Tuscon , Arizona, U.S.A , Mai 214 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzvS2rYAo40

 

 

 

Karnatik musician (Sacred, traditional music from South India)  

(vocals ) 

BACKGROUND  

From age 14 to 17 (1999-2002) Emmanuelle was part of the Children 's choir of l'Opéra de Nantes; learning lyrical singing techniques  and participated in numbers of Opéras; performing as a solo artist in Opéras such as "The little  cunning vixen " of Leos  Janacek , Carmen, and Chemin Faisant . 

From age 12 (1997) she started her training in lyrical singing ; being part of the children 's choir of the Collège de la Perverie.(Nantes, France) 
 

From age 5 to 15 (1990 -2000) ; she was trained in piano at the Conservatoire National of Nantes. 

TRAINING  

Emmanuelle trained in all different aspects of Karnatik music; Kalpita Sangita, (composed music), and Manodharma Sangita( improvisational music), she has learnt a great number of compositions from the Trinity ( composers of the 18th century from Tamil Nadu: Sri Tyagaraja, Sri Muttuswamy Diskshitar and Sri Shyama Sastri) as well as other Tamil composers post-trinity. She was very fortunate to travel with her music teacher Shri TM Krishna to his concerts all over India , accompanying him on the Thambura. Not only this allowed her to imbibe her teacher 's music as well as his performing skills, this also gave her the opportunity to sit on stage amongst the best Carnatic musicians alive today, thus absorbing the music of these masters. Those travels have been of immense value to Emmanuelle’s training. It bonded her to the culture , the soul and roots of Karnatik music. It allowed her to go numerous times to the birth places and Samadhi sites (tombs)of the great composers; The trinity of KarnatiK Music, but also Sadasiva Brahmindral, Narayana Thirta, as well as being in the great temples of South India; Sri Ranganatha temple in Srirangam, the Navarthri Mandapam of the Thiruvanantapuram temple, to name a few. 

In august 2010 she won 2nd prize in Tyagaraja Competition -Music Academy, Chennai. 

 From August 2007 to August 2010 she was awarded the prestigious Indo-French cultural exchange scholarship , being the only scholar of this program receiving the grant for 3 consecutive years.She lived in Chennai to dedicate herself to her training  until June 2013. 

In march 2004 Emmanuelle started learning Karnatik music (singing) from  renowned master Shri T.M Krishna. 

                                              

 PERFORMING 

 In 2010 , while still living in India; Emmanuelle started doing a  number of presentations on Karnatik Music in the west, by performing and presenting the context and basics of Karnatik Music ; thus introducing it to the western audience. 

 In December 2012, Emmanuelle gave her first public performance in Pondicherry (Aurodhan Garden) , and thus started her career; singing regularly  in Pondichery and in Chennai (Tapasya Festival, Shivaratri(Yacm) to name a few) until her return to France in June 2013. 

In December 2013, 2014 and 2015 she performed for three consecutive years  at the prestigious December Music Festival in Chennai, being one of the only westerners to ever perform at this festival. She gave several concerts that were really well received by the Indian/Karnatik music experts audience. She performed at some of the main venues such as Bharathya Vidya Bhavan in Mylapore and Karthik Fine Arts. 

Since 2013 , Emmanuelle performs all across France and Europe; aiming at serving Karnatik Music in the west.She performs chamber concerts as well as in front of wider audiences ; in cities such as London , Paris; Bruxelles; Lyon ; Nantes; Glasgow. 

Emmanuelle is one of the very rare Karnatik musicians who has the ability to perform alone with the Tambhura as well as with musicians; generally a violinist and a mridangam player( south indian drum). Her concerts are a mix of pure expression of music; the raw experience  of voice and Tambhura and joyful,spontaneous sharing of different aspects of the music with the audience hence creating a very easy and simple relationship to this music. 

TEACHING : 

From January 2016 to March 2017  Emmanuelle  has been working with renowned theatre director Ariane Mnouchkine; teaching Karnatik singing and voice work to 40 comedians of different cultures for their new show “Une chambre en Inde “ . 

Since June 2013, she teaches private classes as well as workshops on Karnatik Music  in France and all across Europe. 

From 2008 to 2011 she has also conducted workshops in France to teach basics of Karnatik music with another student of T.M Krishna ; Sri G.Ravi Kiran. 

 Since 2007 Emmanuelle has participated in teaching  workshops  in France , at her father 's music school -teaching the basics of Karnatik music along with her teacher Shri T.M Krishna and his wife , musician Smt.Sangeetha Sivakumar. 

MISCELLANEOUS  

In 2014 and 2015 Emmanuelle was selected to participate in prestigious theatre workshops with the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotwoski and Thomas Richards in Pontedera; Italy. 

She is part of the group Svanubhava , a very successful festival that has been happenening every year since 2008 in cities such as Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore , Trichy to name a few, dedicated to promote the performing arts of India among the youth . 

She accompanied her teacher on the thambura for the movie Margazhi Raagam, an innovative movie on Karnatik music, along with the singer Bombay Jayasree. 

Since the beginning of her training in 2004,  Emmanuelle has participated in countless projects along with her music teacher Shri TM Krishna, such as organising events aiming at promoting awareness on Karnatik music , conferences;,debates on various topic related to music and the arts of India.