Katia Weimann


Born in 1992, Katia Weimann began playing the piano at the age of 6. The following year, the discovery of Carmen at the Opera de Paris marked the beginning of her passion for opera. Katia was unanimous in her decision to enter the Pôle Supérieur d'enseignement artistique Paris / Boulogne-Billancourt in the class of Marie-Paule Siruguet, with whom she discovered the repertoire of French mélodie.

She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Musicology and a DNSPM-Piano (Diplôme National Supérieur Professionnel de Musicien) in 2014. During master classes, Katia has benefited from the advice of Anne Grappotte, Christian Ivaldi, Harmut Höll, Betsy Jolas, François-Joël Thiollier, Philippe Biros, Dalton Baldwin, Stéphane Petitjean, Francis Perron and Hervé Billaut.

Convinced of the importance of scholarship for the musical artist, Katia went on to study musicology and won a Prix d'Esthétique in Christian Accaoui's class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP). There she perfected her piano repertoire with Isabelle Dubuis, and her lied and mélodie repertoire with Jeff Cohen.

She continued her studies with a Master's degree from Anne Le Bozec and Emmanuel Olivier in the Vocal Accompaniment class at the CNSMDP, graduating in June 2020. A prizewinner of the Royaumont Foundation, Katia worked on Rossini's operas as part of a training session at the Abbey in October 2019, with stage directors Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser as well as vocal coach Jean-Paul Pruna. In summer 2020, she will take part in a dramatic and musical performance workshop on Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride, with Benjamin Lazar and Alphonse Cemin. She has been invited on several occasions to give concerts at the abbey. 

Her discovery of historic pianos was a revelation, and for the past few months Katia has been exploring the sounds of classical and romantic pianofortes with Bart van Oort, a professor at The Hague Conservatoire.

In June 2018, with the "Compagnie Opéra de Bouche à Oreille" she accompanied a reduced version of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro with nine singers at the Château de Courson. The following year, with the same company, Katia was musical director of a version of Carmen adapted from Georges Bizet's opera and Prosper Mérimée's novella.

Katia also takes pleasure in exploring lighter repertoires and sometimes gives the cue (in a humorous tone!). That's how she plays the role of Gwendoline, the casting secretary, in the musical Offenbach'Ademy, created in 2014 by the "Compagnie du JAB" and performed more than 70 times in Paris and the regions. Their new show, Offenbach et la valise enchantée, premiered at the Théâtre du Grenier in Bougival in February 2020 and was accompanied by educational workshops for the town's primary schools. 

In December 2019, Katia will be creating Thérapie de couple with the Compagnie Le souffle d'Orphée at the Comédie Nation theatre. With the same company, she will be providing musical direction and piano accompaniment for Maria Golovin, an opera by Menotti, premiered at the Théâtre du Sel in Sèvres. 

With the ensemble "Les Paladins", she took part in the show Les Chemins de la Liberté, which they performed in various venues, including secondary schools in the Paris region and the main stage of the Opéra de Massy.

A committed artist, Katia is a member of the artistic team of the "Music'O seniors" association, which gives opera concerts in nursing homes and in partnership with France Alzheimer, throughout France.

Katia is pianist-accompanist at the Maîtrise Populaire de l'Opéra-Comique, where she is particularly involved with 3rd cycle students. In 2021, she was lead singer in the production of Jacques Offenbach's Le Voyage dans la Lune, directed by Laurent Pelly.