Born in Italy, Ellen Giacone began learning the piano and violin when she moved to Paris at the age of 8. She started to train her voice when she was 17 and completed a professional degree of classical singing in June 2011, after taking classes in Paris with Alexandra Papadjiakou, Mary Saint-Palais and Robert Expert. She currently studies at the CRR of Paris with Fusako Kondo.
Since 2002, Ellen has developed a special taste for baroque repertoire and has performed many concerts, mostly one-to-a-part programmes, with a number of choirs and consorts in Paris, Metz and Geneva. She has also sung several times under the baton of Ton Koopman, in Paris and New York: she was praised for her interpretation of Handel?s Ode for St Cecilia?s Day in the New York Times.
She has been a member of the Monteverdi Apprenticeship Scheme 2012-2013, joining the Monteverdi Choir conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner for various projects all over Europe. In 2012 she has also sang regularly with other English ensembles including Polyphony conducted by Stephen Layton.
For the past six years, she has been a member of the French ensemble Athenais, which she recorded two albums with, focused on French baroque repertoire (Anima Christi, 2011 & O Amor Jesu, 2014). She also regularly sings with the Parisian ensembles Pygmalion, Accentus, and Luce del Canto, which she recorded the album Paroles a l?absent with (works by Chausson, Ravel and Caplet, 2014).