Biography

Laïla is regularly invited to work at the Royal Opera House (Jette Parker Young Artists Programme) in Covent Garden, Teatro Real of Madrid, Glyndebourne Festival, Zurich Opera House, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Opera Holland Park, Danish National Opera ... and in schools and opera studios such as the National Opera Studio in London and the Centre de perfeccionament Plácido Domingo in Valencia . She has worked for productions and courses alongside the maestri Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Richard Bonynge, Alberto Zedda, Jakub Hrusa, Fabio Luisi, Henrik Nanasi, Roberto Abbado and worked with Elina Garanca, Matthew Polenzani, Aylin Pérez, Natalie Dessay, Angel Blue, Mariusz Kwiecień, Gregory Kunde, Vittorio Grigolo, Javier Camarena...


She received the 2016 International Opera Award Prize for emerging artist as well as numerous prizes for accompanist and repetiteur and was finalist of the 2013 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition together with Gavan Ring (2nd Prize). 


She was trained in London at the National Opera Studio and the Royal College of Music with Roger Vignoles & Simon Lepper. She is a scholar of the Britten Pears Young Artists Programme, the Mozart Academy of the Aix-en-Provence Festival (France) and of the Solti Academy (Italy). 


She has acquired experience on stage in recitals in France, U.K, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Italy (Teatro dell'Opera in Rome), Malta (Office of the Prime Minister), China (2010 World Exposition), Canada and in a Mélodies and Spanish Songs Tour with the French Embassy and Alliance Française in the United States (Washington's Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, Dallas, Miami…) & Mexico.

Laïla Barnat es una pianista especializada como coach de francés. Es invitada como freelance en teatros como el Royal Opera House (Jette Parker Programa de Jóvenes Artistas) en Covent Garden-Londres, el Festival de Glyndebourne, la Ópera de Zúrich, Bayerisches Staatsoper en Múnich, la Danish National Opera, el Teatro Real de Madrid, La Opera de Las Palmas, El Palau de les Arts de Valencia... Ha trabajado para producciones y cursos junto a los Maestros Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Richard Bonynge, Alberto Zedda, Fabio Luisi, Jakub Hrusa, Henrik Nanasi y Roberto Abbado y a los cantantes Elina Garanca, Matthew Polenzani, Natalie Dessay, Javier Camarena, Marius Kwieckcien, Angel Blue, Aylin Pérez, Vittorio Grigolo, Gregory Kunde...

Recibió el premio de la Fundación Safran para la Música y el premio de los International Opera Awards, así como varios premios de pianista acompañante y fue finalista del concurso internacional del Wigmore Hall de Londres (2º Premio).

Se formó en Londres en la National Opera Studio y el Royal College of Music, donde obtuvo un postgrado con Roger Vignoles & Simon Lepper. Recibió varias becas para participar en cursos como el Britten Pears Young Artist Programme (Reino Unido), la Academia Mozart del festival de Aix-en-Provence (Francia) y la Solti Academia (Italia).

En España, fue parte del Centre de Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo en Valencia después de obtener el título superior en Musikene, San Sebastián y fue durante varios años pianista del curso internacional de canto José Martí en Valencia. Ha tocado en recitales con cantantes en Francia, Reino Unido, Dinamarca, España, Suiza, Italia (Teatro dell'Opera de Roma), Malta (Oficina del Primer Ministro), China (2010 Exposición Mundial), Canadá, EE. UU. y México.

  • "Laïla brought a very good atmosphere to the rehearsals and her skills to doing this profession at the highest level is indubitable."

    Musical Director of Zurich Opera House

  • "She is an alert and sensitive musician with an acute ear, impressive keyboard skills, and the capacity to strive for a faithful pianistic realization of a complex score with a patient and determined thoroughness rarely encountered in my experience."

    Martin Pacey, formerly senior Répétiteur at English National Opera

  • "A very refined, individual touch at the piano, with which she is able to explore the colours and emotions of the music she plays. In spite of a very gentle nature she is a keen performer."

    Roger Vignoles