Victor Sicard was born in La Rochelle, France, in 1987. He arrived in London in 2007 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study with Professor David Pollard, his current teacher. In 2010 he obtained a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music, being awarded the Concert Recital Prize and a Masters with Distinction. He studied in the Opera Course in the GSMD (2010-2012) with full scholarship. While finishing his studies, he was employed by the Glyndebourne Festival Opera for the summer festival 2012. Victor was a trainee at the National Opera Studio supported by the Royal Opera House in 2012/2013. He also took part in the international tour of the Jardin des Voix, accompanied by the orchestra of les Arts Florissants under the direction of William Christie in 2013. His collaboration with this ensemble is continuing as they will tour the world with French Actor Denis Podalydès until 2016 with a concert about Louis the XIVth. Victor also works regularly as a soloist with Hervé Niquet and le Concert Spirituel, Emmanuelle Haïm and le Concert d'Astrée, Vincent Dumestre and le Poème Harmonique, Mathieu Romano et l'Ensemble Aedes and Vox Luminis.

 


                His operatic repertoire includes the roles of Adario from Les Indes Galantes by Rameau in Washington D.C and New York, Gunter from Wilde by H. Parra for the Schwetzinger Festpiele, Apollon from la Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers and Pan from Amor vince ogni cosa both by Charpentier with Emmanuelle Haïm at Lille Opera House and Dijon opera House, from Dr Falke from Die Fledermaus by Strauss for the Linz National Opera, Tom Cat and Grand Father's Clock from L'Enfant et les sortilèges by Ravel for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Aeneas from Dido and Aeneas by Purcell with William Christie and les Arts Florissants, Count Almaviva and Figaro from Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, Papageno from Die Zauberflöte by Mozart, Gasparo from Rita by Donizetti, Herr Fluth from Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor by Nicolai and Demetrius from A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Barbican theatre for the GSMDexcerpts from The Rape of Lucretia (Junius), Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni), Falstaff (Ford) and La Traviata (Germont) for the GSMD. 

  

            Recently, Victor won the First male prize, the Young singer prize and the Best French interpret prize at the 24th international Competition in Marmande (France). He has also won the first prize at the  Mozart Singing Competition 2011the first prize at the 23rd International competition FLAME in Paris, the first prize at the 23rd International competition Paper de Musica in Barcelona with pianist Anna Cardona, and the first prize at the International Mirabent i Magrans Competition 2011, the second prize at the Jackdaws Vocal Awards 2010 and the second prize winner with Anna Cardona in the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform. This award includes a series of sponsored recitals across the UK next year. He was also finalist of the Guildhall Gold Medal in May 2011 in the Barbican Hall and of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards in April 2011 in the Wigmore Hall.


 

            His baritone soloist Oratorio repertoire includes Carmina Burana by Orff and the Belshazzar’s feast by Walton for the Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra, Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms, Requiem by Fauré, Dixit Dominus by Vivaldi, Theresa Mass by Haydn and the Mass in E flat Major by Schubert for the Orchestra of the West of France, La Petite Messe solennelle by Rossini for the Conques Oratorio Festival, Magnificat in D and St Matthew’s Passion by Bach for the Southampton Choral Society.

  

            Victor was awarded a scholarship from the Lionel Anthony charitable trust, an award from SAFRAN, an INDEPENDENT OPERA Vocal Scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2011 and an award from the TANA Charitable trust to study next year at the National Opera Studio. He is also very grateful for the support of the Guildhall School Trust, the Vandervell Foundation, the Music Students' Hostel Trust, Karl Grossfield and would like to thank Anna Cardona for her unimaginable help.