Martine Gaspar studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels in the class of Jules Bastin, where she received first prizes in chamber music, in opera singing and singing concert. She then advanced to Anne Gjevang, Alexandra Parris (Düsseldorf) and Adrian Thompson (Professor at the Guildhall School in London).
His rare contralto voice is appreciated and she is regularly invited to participate as a soloist in many concerts and festivals in Belgium and abroad (Spain, England, France, ...).
His extensive repertoire includes works that range from baroque to more contemporary compositions. These include the Stabat Mater and Salve Regina by Vivaldi, Pergolesi or Bononcini; Passions according to St. Mark and St. John and the Magnificat and many other Bach cantatas; Messiah or the Te Deum by Handel; the Mozart Requiem and Haydn Fetis;Rhapsody for contralto and male chorus by Brahms, as well as many other works by Schubert, Monteverdi, Beethoven, Britten, Saint-Saëns or Eberlin, which she recorded the Requiem and Missa Solemnis.
In opera, it has been heard in "Notes on a disappeared" Janacek (under the musical direction of Alain Planes and staged Claude Régy) presented among others by the Arts to Kunstenfestival Brussels International Festival of Aix-en-Provence, Orleans and Almond Theatre in Paris. She also sang the role of Grimgerde in "Die Walküre" Wagner at the Opera Royal de Wallonie.
She also particularly likes the repertoire of tunes. Yvan Diakov with pianist, she has given numerous recitals in works by various composers very (Absil, Brahms, De Bourguignon, Debussy, Duparc, Faure, Mahler, Milhaud, Poulenc, Satie, Schubert, Schumann, ...). She recently participated in the creation of a new song festival near Cognac (France).
Alongside his solo career, Martine Gaspar has an academic background in speech therapy and specializes in the singing voice. With Professor Morsomme, she regularly attends the University of Liege has recently completed and published a new diagnostic tool now widely used in the clinical world of voice (the "VHI adapted to the singing voice").
© Martine Gaspar