Fabienne was born in 1969, in the historic town Angers in the Loire valley, France. Having studied violin for six years, she moved into singing at the age of 15, studying under Bernard Demigny at the Conservatory of Music of Dijon, Burgundy. At 18, she returned to Angers, and studied at the Conservatory of Music there, initially under Bernard Duval and later– between 1987 and 1994 – under Yves Sotin. During this time she won a gold medal in both singing and chamber music at the Conservatory, and also – in 1990 – made the finals of the Singing Competition in Alès.
In 1994, she left France for The United Kingdom where she attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. There she completed a two-year post-diploma vocal-training course, taking singing lessons with David Pollard.
In 1997 she won the Minack Theatre Prize for her interpretation of the role of Violetta in La Traviata. In 1998 she was a finalist in Le Concours International de Mélodies Françaises de Ville d’Avray.
She is currently studying singing with Jennifer Carron. Her coaches have included Robin Bowman (the head of singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama), Emanuele Moris, Ludmilla Andrew and Elizabeth Marcus.