Lydie Charlotte Kotlinski, vocalist


France

Lyric vocal studies in the conservatories of Versailles with Mr Villisech (from 1987 to 1989), of Clichy with Isabelle Guillaud (from 1992 to 1995) et Aix-en-Provence with Laure Florentin ( from 1997 to 2001). Polyphonic and jazz studies in CIM in Paris with Christiane Legrand from ‘91 to ‘94, and studies of solfeggio and harmony in the American School of Modern Music from ‘94 to ’95. Formation with vocal teacher Richard Cross from ’08 to ’09.

She has sung jazz in duets, trios and quintets, recorded music for short films, worked in the theatral cabaret Les Pétroleuses, and Kerozen of Marseille and has participated in the recordings for the Memorial of La Marseillaise. For many years has directed singing and jazz initiation lessons in Paris, the female choir “Les Femmes du Sud” and gospel workshops in primary and middle schools in Marseille. Vocalist in the Lunatik Jazz Orchestra (first prize of the jazz category in Avignon, 1993), Iyema Gospel Quartet and Millenium Gospel Voices.

Since 2003 she has co-created the female band Les Tisseuses d’etoiles, a vocal trio singing gospel, afro-american and african songs. They have played two spectacles : “Dahnani’s singing” and “Suitcase in hand”. Lydie regularly travels for concerts co-working with The National Union of the Musical French Youth, while also working on new projects with Les Tisseuses d’etoiles.

Poland

In Poland she sings originally arranged French classics under the name of “Chansons françaises Chansons d’Amour” with Sebastian Pikula and Jacek Mazurkiewicz , many concerts since 2016. Singing on the Soul Train was an educational course made for the Syrena theatre in Warsaw, done in Lublin with a cultural scholarship.

Since october 2012, Lydie directs a choir named Lontanara, which constantly works with the known percussionist - Sloma. In December 2014, Lontanara has won the prize of the public during the festival of Mikolajki Folkowe.

She started african music workshops Koyemba in Poland in 2015, n the Center of World Culture in Warsaw, City Boom Boom in Lodz, DDK Weglin in Lublin, Etnika Art in Opole, the Festival of Mikolajki Folkowe in Lublin as well as in the Syrena Theater in Warsaw, as well in France and Spain.

In may 2016 she has arranged and recorded the song named “Khawuleza” for the Association for the Earth. In next march a live recording album will be at the polish Radio Lublin. A new collaboration has born around the Jazz with Paul Odoszewski and Jaroslaw Michaluk.