The Belgian soprano SYLVIE DE PAUW began her musical career at an early age as a chorister in the children’s choir of her hometown. She graduated as a pedagogue and took private singing lessons with Andrea Névry in Ghent and Malcolm King in Vicenza. Recently she was coached by Diane Forlano and specializes with Mr. George-Emil Crasnaru.
In 1998 Sylvie De Pauw sings at the ‘The Bayerische Staatsoper’ Sophie (Rosenkavalier) and Zerlina(Don Giovanni) in the Young Professional Artist Programm. In 1999 she debuts at The Flemish Opera as Erstes Blümenmädchen (Parsifal – S. Zoltesh). At that time she also performs the part of Sacerdotessa (Aïda – R. Werthen) and Anna (Nabucco – K.Kessels) in the Opera Hall productions throughout Europe. At the Royal Theatre La Monnaie she debutes as one of the Cinq Soprano Soloists (Le Roi Arthus – E.Chausson – D.Callegari). Later she sings in La Monnaie Erste Dienerin (Die Frau ohne Schatten –K. Ono) in the same cast as the Jose Van Dam. Other highlights in her career are her performances as Cornelia Paula (Heliogabal – P. Vermeersch) directed by Josse De Pauw and Adele (Die Fledermaus – K. Kessels) for summeropera Bilzen.
On the concert platform she performs regularly with the world famous vocal Ensemble Collegium Vocale Gent. She sings with the world’s finest conductors such as Philippe Herreweghe, Rene Jacobs, Yannick Nétzet- Seguin, Ivàn Fisher, Vladimir Jurowski, Emmanuel Krivine, Kaspars Putnins, Reinbert De Leeuw. Solo engagements include the Third Symphony by H. Gorecki(I Fiamminghi-R.Werthen), St John Passion(P. Dombrecht), The Messiah(P.Dombrecht).
Sylvie De Pauw can be heard in the Globe recording with the Rubio String Quartet (Tijdkrans I and II by Frits Celis. This work was written for her voice.) She sings on another Globe CD with songs on texts by the poet Guido Gezelle(The most extensive CD published with his ouvre) and on a CD produced by Radio3 “Young Blood”( songs of G.Puccini, G.Verdi and I.Pizetti)– both to the accompaniment of Dr. Joost Vanmaele. In 2017 she records ‘Brave New Maria’ for El Negocito Records, fusing classical music and free-jazz.
In collaboration with the Belgian writer Kristien Hemmerechts she creates several productions in which literature and classical music melt togheter. The production ‘Herman’ (about the life and work of poet Herman De Coninck) was awarded a 4-star review by ‘De Standaard’ newspaper.