French-born Amandine Petit completed a Master’s degree in musicology at the Université Marc Bloch and a bachelor of performance in singing and choir conducting at the Conservatoire de Musique of Strasbourg (France) before moving to Australia in January 2007. In France she has had several years of experience as a professional singer, vocal coach, music teacher and choral conductor. As a performer, she has been a regular member of the Chamber Choir of Strasbourg, touring with the group to Senegal, Germany and Switzerland and of the Choir of the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra. Her specialization in both early and contemporary music led her to co-create the all-female vocal quartet Sotto Voce in 2003. In the same year she also represented France as the anthem singer for the Rugby World Cup held in Australia. Other performance highlights include Berlioz’s Les Troyens at Opera du Rhin, L’Amour de Loin by Saariaho in Lebanon and various film and television score recordings. Since arriving in Sydney Amandine has sung regularly with Sydney Chamber Choir, Cantillation, Eminence Symphony Orchestra, The Parsons Affayre and was invited to perform the French anthem again in 2008 and 2009 for International France/ Wallabies games in Sydney and Brisbane. She is currently a free-lance soprano, music and vocal coach, teaching voice at International Grammar School, SCEGGS Darlinghurst and at the Conservatorium of Sydney’s high school. She is also choir conductor with Sydney Children’s Choir, IGS and the French-Australian Voices of Sydney.