Marie and Jenny feel
like on a mission:
they love sharing
their passion for
good music with
the rest of the world.
Marie Giroux is of French origin, a fact which explains her charming accent and her dark complexion. In Avignon in France, where she was born, is more sunshine as the sun enjoys shining longer than in Germany.
Marie started studying the flute in Paris and Toulouse, but after some time she wanted to take more advantage of her stunning voice. She discovered her wonderful, warm mezzo-soprano and finished her studies as an opera singer at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin.
She enjoys singing opera and operetta as well as musicals and chansons. Her tendency to rebellion and her strong desire for freedom explain the fact that she hates being pigeonholed.
Besides her unique voice and her good technique – some convincing arguments for her success on stage – she possesses a certain appeal, which explain her ability for making her humorous and perhaps sometimes cheeky texts presented in her charming accent be accepted by the audiences – even though they may sometimes be slightly provoking at least. One knows that the eyes can hear, too.
Marie Giroux loves to show her creative spirit in her program and in her own texts she uses a more or less correct, but at any rate humorous German which even makes the so-called reserved people from Northern Germany smile.
A distinct talent for mental calculation, an unbelievable punctuality and an admirable physical discipline distinguish her from others. At any hotel she visits in a new town she will make inquiries for the best jogging route that she can use. No wonder that the Germans did not allow her to go back to France.
Apart from all those facts mentioned until now without wishing to perpetuate a certain stereotype, it should be known that she loves red wine and cheese. And handbags from Berlin, which are branded by an expression her parents would have loved to use for her, when Marie was still a little child: “Liebeskind” (sweet child).
Jenny Schäuffelen had not yet started her school-career, when for the first time she was allowed to play the piano at the age of five.
Very early she recognized that her abilities and character were best suited for accompanying others on the piano. Apart from her technical performance she can show great patience and has excellent sensitivity and intuition for accompanying those who are sometimes rather egocentric female or male singers.
She got so much committed to the sound of the piano that she also successfully finished her studies at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. After that Jenny was offered the chance of continuing her studies in special master-classes for accompanying singers and for improvisation.
In her unlimited love for playing the piano she discovered another related instrument: the accordion. And since then she tries to make use of this extravagant instrument whenever she thinks it is best suited for her purposes.
She considers herself as someone who prefers to accompany opera singers, singers of classical music but also of musicals and chansons. And whenever there is a special possibility she does not mind having the stage for herself as a soloist.
For certain projects Jenny Schäuffelen was in charge of the musical direction. For her it was no problem at all to feel responsible for the whole musical project. She is well organized herself and so perfectly suited for taking over the role of a self-confident organizer for others. In a certain way it reflects her private role at home: she is head of a family of four persons and fills her role with great intuition and virtuosity.
Jenny Schäuffelen is not afraid at all of Marie Giroux’ charming cheeky texts and even supports her with her dry, prosaic northern character.
For being successful on stage it is always an advantage to have a nice appearance. Those who would like to define the colour blue have to look at Jenny’s deep blue eyes.
Besides music she is characterized by two further passions: They are an obvious weakness for Polkadots, and sweets have no chance of not being eaten with great pleasure.
Marie & Jenny
Marie Giroux and Jenny Schäuffelen met on a yacht on the River Seine. Perhaps one may not believe it, but it must have been love at first sight or in their case: at the first sound of music.
And since then they have had innumerable shows with their first program “Parisian Flair” in the different parts of Germany. And all those shows were very successful, praised by audiences and critics alike.
Marie and Jenny have a huge repertoire of opera music at their disposal. Like all women they love drama with or without a happy end.
Another common feature of the two musicians is their sense of humour, which they regularly show in their performances. Both succeed in being extremely exact and highly professional with their work and if they take refuge to dope the utmost is sweets to keep themselves at high spirits during rehearsals.
Marie and Jenny feel obliged to share their love of music with the rest of the world.