Oslo Global Choir is conducted by Ombeline Chardes
Born on 10th October 1983 in Paris; she was very young when she joined the Conservatoire de Paris XV classroom musical garden and began to learn music theory at the age of 6. When she turned 8; she started the violin with Catherine Prada and continued at the Conservatoire de Paris XII with Jean-Pierre Sabouret. She graduated in the class of Arielle Gill and had her DEM of violin.
At 19; Ombeline decided to expand her musical horizons. While studying Musicology mention Didactic at La Sorbonne, she joined the Jazz orchestra of Laurent Cugny and the Jazz department of the Ecole Nationale de Musique de Cachan in violin and writing / orchestration / arrangement. For the purposes of the bachelor degree in Musicology, she started to learn the piano and sing at the conservatory.
A year later, Ombeline joined a writing class and studied composition, orchestration / arrangement and the Renaissance counterpoint.
She also began studying the viola and electric bass at the Conservatory in a desire to play lower frequencies and occupy another function in groups and ensembles.
Her course/school curriculum concludes with a Diploma of Musical Studies in Violin as well as Music theory and a Bachelor of Musicology mention Teaching.
In addition to conducting Oslo Global Choir, Ombeline performs in a duo called, ‘The French Connection’.