Not only is Ms Galou a fantastic contralto, but she is also a dab hand at the piano, and has studied Philosophy at the Sorbonne as well! Her rich, dark timbre stands out from the crowd, as does her formidable stage presence. She was named "Discovery of the Year" by the French Association for the Promotion of Young Artists. She made her Covent Garden debut in Niobe, Regina di Tebe. Her recording of Vivaldi's Teuzzone will be released under the Naive Lable.