Ariele Zanini, principal piano
Ariele Zanini was born and raised in Lyon, France where she obtained the first prize in piano accompaniment in 1995 at the National Superior Conservatory of Lyon. She trained and conducted a light opera company and toured for many years around the world with a choral group from France. Established in HK since 1996, Ariele has been the regular French coach for lyric singers at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and at The Music and Drama Institute. She has coached singers for local productions such as La Vie Parisienne, RosenKavalier, La Boheme, Faust , Xerxes, Dido and Aeneas, Suor Angelica and La Perichole. She joined the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2006.