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Catherine Françoise

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Founder and Creative Director

Local Address:  Buckinghamshire , United Kingdom
Vocal Performance Academy
Gravel Hill
Chalfont St. Peter , Buckinghamshire sl9 9qx
United Kingdom


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Vocal Performance Academy - About Us, 27 Jan 2015 [cached]
ABOUT US | Catherine | Catherine Françoise | Miranda | Miranda Dawe | Lucy Elbourn | Rob Kirby | Ian | Ian MacDonald | Adam Maskell
Catherine Françoise is the founder and creative director of Vocal Performance Academy which specialises in teching young people and adults all aspects of performing arts.
Bucks based Professional Singer & Actress Catherine herself started out taking local classes as a child before winning a place at Guildford School of Dance & Drama (now GSA) as a Dancer, and then studying Singing and Piano at London's Trinity College of Music where she won many competitions and awards.
Catherine has been guest artist on theQE2 and soprano soloist with her own company, Occasion Music, onboard Voyages of Discovery's'Classical Experience'Baltics tour sponsored by Classic FM.
For 14 years she taught at some of the UK's most prestigious training academies including London's Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Elmhurst Ballet School as Head of Singing, Guildford School of Acting, L.A.M.D.A & Central School of Speech & Drama, alongside local schools and her own busy Private Teaching Studio.
Catherine had previously studied Dance and Musical Theatre at GUILDFORD SCHHOL of DANCE & DRAMA
(now GSA) where she also gained recognition as a choreographer.
Her professional career spans Opera, Operetta, Concert and Recital Work throughout theUK together with Regional &West End Theatre.
On leaving college, Catherine immediately secured a contract at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in a lavish revival of Irving Berlin's Musical Call Me Madam and went on to secure principal roles in shows including The Phantom Of The Opera, The Sound Of Music, Annie, The Girlfriend, H.M.S.Pinafore, Jesus Christ Superstar, Carousel, The Pirates of Penzance, Perchance to Dream, Bless the Bride, The Girl from Vancouver & in Panto (Sinbad the Sailor) with Ken Dodd!
As soloist Catherine has sung in numerous Oratorio, Concert & Recital engagements throughout the UK, Vienna, Eastern Europe and Australia including The Messiah, Judas Maccabeaus, Elijah, Mozart C Minor Mass, Mozart Solomn Vespers, Exsulate Jubilate, Haydn's Creation & The Seasons, Sea Symphony (Vaughn Williams) and Recitals of Russian, French & English Song, and German Lieder.
Catherine has run her own very successful teaching practice in the chalfonts for 15 year, teaching hundreds of children, teenagers & adults singing & piano. The effectiveness of her technique is evident in numeroustestimonials of her mentors, colleagues and former students.
For 14 years she also taught at London's Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts as an individual singing teacher with emphasis on technique, and also as a music theatre repertoire tuition coach (one to one) on musical theatre and acting degree and post-graduate courses. Many of her former students have gone on to successful careers appearing in Regional and West End shows including:
Catherine has also taught at Central School of Speech and Drama, Guildford School of Acting (GSA), and L.A.M.D.A. and was Head of Singing at Elmhurst Ballet School and musical director for numerous performance showcases and concerts.
At Amersham & Wycombe College she taught singing, piano, guitar and Music Theatre performance on BTEC and HND Courses, and also MUSICAL DIRECTOR for a full scale production of 'Godspell' .
Catherine is also Musical Director of the prize-winning Buckinghamshire based choir - the Chiltern Voiceswho are in much demand to sing at weddings & concerts around Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Herts, Birmingham, Kent, Essex & London. The choir also sings at fund-raising concerts for Slough Homeless, the London Run, The Epilepsy centre and has also raised thousands of pounds for local church appeals at Amersham Free Church and St Peters Church in Chalfont St Peter.
She has also produced & directed numerous concerts and theatre productions for VPA
Catherine Françoise Founder and Creative Director
Vocal Performance Academy - Home Page, 27 Jan 2015 [cached]
Sir Elton John with Catherine Françoise
Nick Evans ~ Resident Director for Billy Elliot at London's Victoria Palace with Catherine Françoise ~ Founder and Creative Director of VPA ~ Vocal Performance Academy
Jenny started singing lessons with Catherine in Yr 8 at the age of 12
For more information about taking part on stage or backstage please contact Catherine Françoise at
Catherine Françoise Founder and Creative Director
Vocal Performance Academy - Workshops, 27 Jan 2015 [cached]
MUSIC THEATRE WORKSHOPs led by West End Professional Singers Catherine Françoise & Ian MacDonald
Vocal Performance Academy - Contact Details, 27 Jan 2015 [cached]
Catherine Françoise
Vocal Performance Academy
Vocal Performance Academy - News, 1 Dec 2011 [cached]
Sir Elton John with Catherine Françoise
London Victoria Palace - and Catherine Françoise
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