Born in the United States, Jennifer Whennen obtained her singing degree at the DePaul University of Chicago under Suzanne Mentzer before coming to Europe to hone her skills under Isabel Garcisanz and Peggy Bouveret thanks to several scholarships she was granted (Fondation Zaleski, SPEDIDAM). She improved her training with Paris master classes taught by Janine Reiss and Matteo Carminati.
Lyrical soprano with a generous, expressive and colourful voice, in March 2012, she was awarded the Prix du Public au Concours International de Chant des Châteaux en Médoc-Bordeaux. In 2013, she met with great success at the Day of Enthusiasm in Japan where together with the Ensemble Musica Nigella, she played the role of Michaëla in Bizet’s Carmen, as well as Ravel’s Shéhérazade refined for solo soprano and orchestra. In 2014, she played the mysterious and tragic role of Maria in Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buneos Aires and the title role in Holst’s Savitri at the Festival Musica Nigella (France).
In July 2014, she gave a recital at the Paris Cité des Arts with Matteo Carminati and at a concert in November 2014, she played the role of Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata. She is also the soprano soloist with the Massy Opera (France).