Arièle Zanini was Born in France and received her training at the Lyon Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique (National Conservatory of Music, Lyon), where she graduated in Piano Accompaniment and Lyric Coaching under the guidance of Suzy Bossard, and obtained a first prize in Piano with concert pianist Jean Martin, as well as first prizes in Accompaniment and Musical Analysis.
She then worked in Lyon as an accompanist for The National Opera, The Light Opera Company, and The Conservatory of Music, and toured Europe, Russia, and Japan, with the children’s choir “La Cigale”.
Since settling in Hong Kong , she is been in charge of coaching singers for the Opera & Vocal Department of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, where she coached 1996 production of Offenbach’s comic operetta “La vie Parisienne” under Director Michel Gies from Paris in connection with the annual cultural month “Le French May”. In the same year she also conducted the Academy’s opera program titled “Scenes of Passion”.She is now in charge of a lecture for a French Melodies course in the Vocal Department of the APA.
She has served as accompanist for numerous musical productions with Hong Kong Singers, including “Fiddler on the Roof”, “La Cage aux Folles”, and “Oklahoma!”, and has become a much sought after accompanist for radio recordings, chamber music, and for coaching of French repertoire.
In 2003 she joined the Music and Drama institute as a specialist coach and accompanist for opera and art song repertoire.
Since 2005 ,she is the Principal Piano of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong and regularly plays for singer recitals in Asia .