Luc Coadou
Musical Director & Baritone

Born under the Northern mists, Luc Coadou, just like the Renaissance Flemish masters, easily switches from the role of singer to the role of music director with a constant care about pedagogy and musicological research. We can find a particular interest for early music in his academic work - he is the author of research articles on the lyrical theatre during the French revolution. With Les Voix animées, Luc Coadou explores the vast repertoire of a cappella vocal music and especially that... read full bio

Anne-Claire Baconnais
Soprano

She inherited some of her musical tastes from her parents, born into a musical family, Anne-Claire Baconnais made his first steps as a soloist at the Opera of Nantes. 1st prize of singing with honors in hand, she left to refine four years in San Francisco with Susan Gundunas and Marcie Stapp. His charisma and acting talent allow her to address a vast repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the musical.She made a specialty of the roles of maids: Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte), Blondchen (Die... read full bio

Amelia Berridge
Soprano - Membre des Voix Animées depuis 2018

Amelia Berridge is a graduate from the University of York (UK) with a first class BA Hons in Music. Throughout her studies, Amelia sang as a soloist and consort singer with numerous ensembles including The Ebor Singers, Yorkshire Bach Choir, Pezzettini, The National Youth Choir of Great Britain, The National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain and the Rêverie choir.

Since graduating, Amelia has lived in France and the Netherlands where she has engagements with  Collegium... read full bio

Sterenn Boulbin
Soprano

After graduating from Caen conservatory of Music, where she obtained a first prize in piano, chamber music and composition at the age of 17, and then from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, where she followed an advanced programme in academic studies and composition, Sterenn, finally realised that her true passion was classical singing, and that she wanted to express herself with her voice. In Paris, she studied first with Nicole Fallien and Anne-Marguerite Werster, and... read full bio

Morgane Collomb
Soprano

The French soprano, Morgane Collomb, was born in Paris and after starting the piano at the age of 8, she joined the Académie Vocale de Paris directed by the English choral director, Iain Simcock. From 2003-2013 with this ensemble, she took on numerous solo roles as well as singing her line alone in a huge repertoire spanning seven centuries. In parallel, she performed stage roles from a young age and at the age of 16, she sang the role of Flora in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, alongside... read full bio

Sofie Garcia
Soprano

Sofie GARCIA started her preparation as a musician from a very early age.

She studied harpsichord at the conservatory of Lyon. 

She was also a member of the children’s choir of the Opera of Lyon for seven years, where she took part in several productions.

After receiving a scientifical A-level, she continued her musical theoretical training at the Conservatory of Lyon, got her Bachelor of Music and Musicology at the Sorbone University in 2010 and took singing... read full bio

Laurence Recchia
Mezzo / Soprano

Laurence has been a musician from an early age (piano). She  recorded musical stories for children (voice), and discovered choir singing at adolescence. She then explored many repertoires, from classical singing to American pop songs but also worked in musical theater with several leading roles in different productions. She sang in several ensembles : the Choir of the Sorbonne (directed by Jacques Grimbert and Denis Rouger), the PACA Regional Choir (directed by Michel Santos), the... read full bio

Isabelle Schmitt
Mezzo / Soprano - Membre des Voix Animées depuis 2016

She first studied cello and viola da gamba at conservatory of Aix en Provence where she obtained her DEM then she went on to perfectionning the Schola Cantorum in Bâle, where her passion for singing began. On 2010, Isabelle obtained her DEM in baroque singing at the Baroque Music Center of Versailles. She gives concerts on a regular basis in the Royal Chapel of Versailles and in several festivals in France and abroad and with different ensembles : the Spiritual Concert with Hervé... read full bio

Josquin Gest
Contre-ténor - Membre des Voix Animées depuis 2013

After singing in the Maîtrise de Seine-Maritime (directed by Jean-Noël Duchesne), Josquin Gest continued his training as a baritone in the Jeune Chœur de Paris (directed by Laurence Equilbey & Geoffroy Jourdain). His passion for early music then led him to explore the possibilities of his voice as a countertenor. He entered the Centre de Musique Ancienne, a department of the Haute École de Musique in Geneva, in the classes of Béatrice Cramoix and Lucien Kandel. He obtained a Master’s... read full bio

Cyrille Lerouge
Contre-ténor - Membre des Voix Animées depuis 2018

Cyrille is a french Counter tenor. He started singing at age 7 in a Boys Choir based in his hometown, in Nogent-sur-Marne (near Paris). He has stayed in this choir until he was 18, which made him sing more than 50 concerts every year, as a solo and ensemble singer, in prestigious places in Paris (Notre-Dame de Paris, Saint-Eustache, Saint-Louis en L’Île etc.) and abroad during the international summer tours (Spain, Switzerland, U.S.A., Japan…). In 2011, he began his proper singing studies... read full bio

Raphaël Pongy
Countertenor

First, Raphaël Pongy worked on his whole tessitura (baritone and falsetto) and in mean time he had a degree in musicology in Aix-en-Provence. When he came in Lyon, he got an award in sol-fa; he met Nicolas Domingues with whom he exclusively worked on the countertenor register. In 2011, he graduated  in baroque song in Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, into the classroom of Isabelle Desrochers, during when he was under the direction of Olivier Schneebeli, Hervé Niquet, incent... read full bio

Cyril Costanzo
Bass

Cyril Costanzo is a bass singer born in Toulon in 1985. After graduating in geography, he started studying voice with Luc Coadou at the Conservatoire Régional de Toulon where he got his final degree in 2011. He also took classes with Guillemette Laurens, Udo Reineman, Yvonne Minton and Marie-Louise Duthoit. He simultaneously joined a one-year course at the Centre National d’Insertion Professionnelle d’Artistes Lyriques (CNIPAL) in Marseille during the year 2009 / 2010. He studied Baroque... read full bio

Mathieu Becquerelle
Tenor

At the age of 5, his parents took Mathieu to his first piano lesson, and from this moment on, he has been seen behind the keyboard. Trained at the Conservatoire de Marseille, he won the Premier Prix d’Art Lyrique. He started his career by joining Les Carboni with the show Un de la Canebière. After performing with Les Tréteaux de France and twice at the Festival d’Avignon, the show came to Paris at Théâtre 14, and was also broadcast on French national television. With Les Carboni,... read full bio

Eymeric Mosca
Tenor

Along with a Bachelor in Filming and Audio Engineering, Eymeric Mosca studies the piano with Michel Capolongo in Cannes, and with Jean-Sébastien Bardon in Aubagne, where he obtains his diploma. In 2010, he finishes the Music Theory course in the Conservatoire of Marseille. The same year, he starts singing in Toulon with Luc Coadou and Marie-Louise Duthoit, along Music Culture and Choir Directing courses. In 2014, he enters the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in... read full bio

Damien Roquetty
Tenor

After graduating with a degree in musicology, Damien Roquetty studied voice at the Conservatoire of Aix-en-Provence with Laure Florentin.  Passionate about early music, he joined the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles where he worked with Viviane Durand then Isabelle Desrochers and got a final degree (DEM). This solid background led him to sing under the direction of Olivier Schneebeli, Hervé Niquet, Christophe Rousset, Patrick Cohen-Akenine, Jérémie Rohrer, David Fallis. He... read full bio

Marco Van Baaren
Tenor

Marco Van Baaren started learning the piano at a very young age and then playing guitar in his native Ardèche. He went to the highscool Philippe Lamour in Nîmes to benefit from the music option. Than he started a Bachelor of musicology in Montpellier. At the faculty, he discovers a vocation for lyric singing. In September 2014, he joined the Département Superieur Pour Jeunes Chanteurs, at the Regional Conservatorium in Paris. In September 2017, he joined the baroque opera class of the... read full bio


Former artistic staff

2009 / 2019

Angèle Chemin, Alice Glaie, Cécile Granger, Esther Labourdette, Céline Laly, Lisa Magrini, Loreline Mione, Baptistine Mortier, Harriet Mountford, Adèle Pons, Sabine Thiers, Lise Viricel, Bérengère Mauduit, Elise Monray, Charlotte Welti, Sylvain Manet, Matthieu Peyregne, William Howard Shelton, Antoine Strub, Samy Camps, Lionel Desmeules, Pierre Girod, Richard Golian, Benjamin Ingrao, Lisandro Nesis, Loïc Paulin, Cyril Costanzo, Eudes Peyre.

 

Artistes associés

Marie Langlet
Luthiste - Membre des Voix Animées depuis 2019

Titulaire d'un premier prix de guitare à l'unanimité dans la classe d'Alberto Ponce au Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris et d'une maîtrise de musicologie, Marie Langlet se tourne vers le théorbe, la guitare baroque et le luth renaissance avec Eric Bellocq, Benjamin Perrot et Charles-Edouard Fantin au CRR de Paris. 

En tant que guitariste, elle a collaboré avec l'Orchestre National de France, a participé à la tournée et à l'enregistrement de Yann... read full bio

Julie Petit
Gambiste - Membre des Voix Animées depuis 2019

Julie découvre la viole de gambe dès son enfance et se forme auprès de Caroline Howald, Guido Balestracci, Christine Plubeau ou encore Philippe Pierlot, au sein de grands conservatoires où elle obtient ses diplômes. 

Julie se produit avec Les Musiciens de St-Julien (dir. F. Lazarevitch), Le Festin d’Alexandre (dir. J. Cartier), le Ricercar Consort (dir. P. Pierlot), avec le Théâtre d’eau (dir. T. Dhilly) ou encore au théâtre dans... read full bio

Compositeurs

Marybel Dessagnes

Compositrice, arrangeur, pianiste accompagnatrice, conférencière, musicologue et professeur des disciplines d’érudition au Conservatoire de Cannes, Marybel place la création musicale et la transversalité entre les disciplines au cœur même de sa vision et de son accomplissement artistique. Musique de chambre, musique pour la danse et le théâtre, opéra, développement du répertoire vocal, pièces pour jeune public, elle compose également pour plusieurs Compagnies de danse et de théâtre.... read full bio

Romain Bastard

Compositeur, organiste, pianiste, interprète, improvisateur, Romain Bastard est né en Normandie dans une famille d’artistes. Il débute sa formation au Conservatoire de Caen où il reçoit des cours d’écriture dès l'âge de 12 ans. Puis aux Conservatoires Nationaux Supérieurs de Paris et de Lyon où il obtient le Master de composition, en contrepoint, harmonie et fugue. 

Travaillant comme organiste à l’Abbaye aux hommes de Caen, puis pianiste pour de nombreux choeurs et pour des... read full bio

Karol Beffa

Karol Beffa, born in 1973, had a general education along with music studies after having been a child actor between the ages of seven and 12, appearing in more than 15 films. Top of his class at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, he read history (Bachelor's degree), English (Master's), philosophy (Master's at Cambridge University) and mathematics, graduating from ENSAE (Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance). Enrolling at the Paris Conservatoire in 1988, he obtained... read full bio

Tomás Bordalejo

Tomás Bordalejo came to Paris in 2005. He first attended class in the Gennevilliers music academy, the CRR de Paris and the Pôle supérieur de Création Boulogne-Billancourt. His encounter with the composer Bernard Cavanna during the composition workshop in the prestigious Villecroze Academy was a stepping-stone for his career. Under the guidance of Peter Eötvös, Pascal Dusapin, Yan Maresz, Philippe Hersant, and Philippe Manoury, Tomás consolidated his proper musical... read full bio

Leo Collin

Born in 1990 in France. Léo Collin studied Art applied, composition and electronic music in Marseille, Genève, Freiburg in Breisgau and Zurich. His work includes video theater, walks, audio works such instrumental and vocal compositions as well as electroacoustic compositions. Furthermore performance pieces are a major focus in his work. Since 2014 his work has been presented internationally at festivals, museums and other places.

He has artistically developed multiple techniques... read full bio

Christophe Demarthe

Christophe Demarthe is a composer and sound designer based in Paris. For many years he has been working at the border of sound and visual arts, creating music and sound architectures for theatre, dance, visual arts, film, radio, television, fashion. In his commissioned work Christophe Demarthe proceeds in small steps, by subtle intuitions, through an incessant game of back and forth between the project under construction and his sound work. Since 2010 he has been producing soundtracks for... read full bio

Raphaël Languillat

Born in Morocco in 1989. Raphaël Languillat stopped his studies in french-german law to devote himself to composition in 2010, joining Daniel D'Adamo’s class in Reims CRR and graduating from Reims University with a bachelor degree in musicology. Since October 2014 he continues his studies in Master degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt unter the guidance of Michael Reudenbach and Orm Finnendahl.

His works question the loss of attention, inner focus and... read full bio

Dimitri Tchesnokov

Dimitri TCHESNOKOVis a French-Ukrainian composer and pianist of Russian descent, born in 1982. He began his musical studies in the Tourchak Art-school in Kyiv, (Київська дитяча школа мистецтв ім. Стефана Турчака) with Svitlana Dembovs'ka (Світлана Дембовська) as piano teacher. Later he entered the Glier Kyiv institute of music, (Київський інститут музики ім. Р. М. Глієра) and studied piano with Elena Verikivs'ka (Єлена Веріківська). Arriving in France at the age of 15, he works with... read full bio