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Soirée Suisse - a recital of art songs composed in Switzerland and/or by Swiss composers

  • Alliance Française de Chicago 810 N Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60610 (map)

Nathalie Colas, soprano, and Eugenia Cheng, pianist,  perform an all-Swiss recital in German, French, Italian and Romansh… the four official languages of Switzerland!

The concert will be followed by Swiss wine and cheese service.


Soprano Nathalie Colas is a versatile and curious musician, artist, producer and music advocate.

Born in Strasbourg and raised in the Alsatian vineyards, Nathalie is a graduate from DePaul University School of Music, holds a MA in Classical singing and baroque Chamber Music from the Brussels Royal Flemish Conservatory and a professional degree in Opera from the Swiss Opera Studio/Hochschule der Künste Bern.

She made a critically acclaimed stage debut as Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte at Theater Biel Solothurn, Switzerland. Since that time, she sang Julia in Boris Blacher’s Romeo und Julia, Serpina in Anfossi’s Il curioso indiscreto, Rosina in Paisiello’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Opéra de Chambre de Genève),... and many more.

In 2015, Ms. Colas created Petite Musique Collective which produces concerts that seek to erase the gap between poetry, music, and visual arts while highlighting the immense number of artistic talents that call Chicago their home.

Eugenia Cheng is a pianist and mathematician, performing regularly in the Chicago area and serving on the Mathematics Faculty at the University of Chicago. As a pianist she specialises in Lieder; as a mathematician in higher-dimensional category theory.

Eugenia was born in the UK where she performed extensively before moving to Chicago in 2004. She was awarded the Sheila Mossman Memorial Award from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and was the first recipient of the Brighton and Hove Arts Council Award for the Musician of the Year.


Admission is FREE!