Musicians

 DUO La Gioia

A singer  & A Cellist

A chair, some light, a good acoustic... that’s all we need for our performance!

Through a diversified repertoire, the «Duo La Gioia» suggests a wide range of expressions of voice and cello. Together, they give full scope to opera arias, jazz rhythms, nostalgic popular melodies as well as to lively and sparkling excerpts of operettas and musicals.


 Clotilde van Dieren studied theater and singing at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. She followed the masterclass of Udo Reinemann at the Maurice Ravel Academy, Nadine Denize at the Rencontres Musicales d'Enghien, and Christianne Stotijn, Philip Moll, Wolfgang Holzmair, Julius Drake, Christophe Prégardien ...At the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, she followed the teaching of the  famous duet Mitsuko Shirai and Hartmut Höll. 

Passionate about chamber music, she explores a varied repertoire with piano, cello, harp or different ensembles (O-Celli, Brussels Chamber Orchestra, Alfama Quartet...) in many festivals in Europe. In concert, she sings in oratorios of Bach, Vivaldi, Pergolese, Mozart, Rossini, Duruflé, and operas of Bellini, Donizetti, Offenbach, Bernstein, Weill at the Opera Festival of Belle-Ile-en-mer,  Festival of Eté Mosan, Midis-Minimes, Concertini at La Monnaie / De Munt, Bechstein Concert Hall (New York) ...

With the Vilnius Opera Orchestra, she sang Berlioz's "Nuits d'été", under the direction of Robertas Servenikas, and performed at the Belgorioca Festival, invited by the Belgian Consulate in Rio de Janeiro with cellist Edmond Carlier.  For several years, she regularly gives recitals with Duo la Gioia for "A bridge between two worlds" of La Monnaie / De Munt in prisons, neighborhood houses, schools ...  Website

Edmond Carlier was Principal Cellist first at Essen Opera then at the Royal Theatre of La Monnaie in Brussels. Edmond performed under some of the greatest conductors, such as Sir John Prichard, Sylvain Cambreling, Günter Herbig, Antonio Pappano or Kazushi Ono...   

As a soloist for the Flanders Festival, he has performed concertos by Dvorak, Schumann and Saint-Saëns, as well as Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Edmond is a vastly experienced chamber music performer, renowned for his warm sonority and refined style.  He has toured widely, from India to Japan and the States, as part of a trio or quartet.

He is a graduate of Queen Elisabeth’s Music Chapel.

His book on cello technique, published in four languages, pays homage to the teachings of master cellist André Navarra, whom Edmond studied under in Sienna, St Jean-de-Luz and Detmold (“Konzertexamen”).

In his own work as a teacher, Edmond Carlier has developed a much sought-after, original pedagogical approach, which includes Tai-chi, Kinesiology and other techniques. Website