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

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 of Renaissance polyphony. Besides being the music director of Les Voix Animées, he is the artistic director of L’Opéra au Village. He has conducted, among others, Mozart’s Requiem and Great Mass in C minor, Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine, Purcell’s Dido, Haendel’s Messiah, Boieldieu’s Caliph of Baghdad, Weber’s Abu Hassan, Chabrier’s Fish-ton-Kan, Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène, Bataclan, Vent du Soir and La Bonne d’enfant, Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon and Le Dernier Sorcier, Bizet’s Djamileh. Philémon and Baucis by Charles Gounod, La Servante Maîtresse by Pergolese, Le Tableau parlant by Grétry, Les Pantins de Violette by Adolphe Adam, Deux Vieilles Gardes by Léo Delibes & Faust en ménage by Claude Ter. He also created pieces by Tristan-Patrice Challulau and, Gérard Garcin, Karol Beffa, Dimitri Tchesnokov, Jean-Michel Bossini and by Tomas Bordalejo & Léo Collin. Baritone, Luc Coadou started his career as an altar boy in the Manécanterie of Dunkerque Les Rossignolets. He studied singing in Lille, and improved his technique with Rachel Yakar and René Jacobs at the Studio Versailles-Opéra. From then, he started singing with several ensembles such as La Chapelle Royale (Philippe Herreweghe), Les Arts Florissants (William Christie), Les Musiciens du Louvre (Marc Minkowski), Les Talens Lyriques (Christophe Rousset), Le Parlement de Musique (Martin Gester), La Grande Ecurie and La Chambre du Roy (Jean-Claude Magloire), Le Concert Spiriturel (Hervé Niquet)… From medieval music to contemporary creation, his work is a mix of musical research and eclecticism. Luc Coadou has performed in prestigious festivals and in famous theatres such as the festivals of Aix-en-Provence, Salzbourg, Ambronay, the Berlioz festival in La Côte Saint-André, Saintes, Chaise-Dieu, Turku, the Theatre des Champs Elysées, at the Opéra comique of Paris, at Sao Carlo of Lisbon, at the Brooklin Academy of Music of New-York, at the Royal Albert Hall and at the Barbican Center of London, at the Theater an der Wien and Konzerthaus-Mozart of Vienna, at the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, at the Semperoper of Dresde, at the Opéra de Liège, at the Opéra d'Anvers, at the Opéra de Lille, at the Opéra de Lyon, at the Opéra de Rennes, at the Opéra de Bordeaux, at the Opéra de Nancy, at the Opéra and Arsenal de Metz, at the Opéra du Rhin, at the Opéra d'Angers, at the Palau de la Mùsica Barcelone, at L’Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing... After ten years of teaching at the Conservatoire of Caen, he has been teaching since the year 2000 at the Music Conservatoire of Toulon Provence Méditerranée. He has been invited by the CNSM Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon for masterclasses dedicated to the Renaissance polyphony.

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

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 Entführung aus dem Serail), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Norina (Don Pasquale) and Adele (Die Fledermaus). She performs regularly in concerts and recitals, and has created several shows including one in partnership with the Metaxu in Toulon. It has been heard in various festivals such as La Folle Journée de Nantes, Bach at Easter Arts and Avatars. She has sung under the direction of Nick McGegan, Jeffrey Thomas, Jonathan Dimmock and Philippe Couvert. Elisabeth Baconnais she created the Ensemble Female Calisto.

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

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 Vocale Gent, Amsterdam Baroque, Les Arts Florissants, Les Voix Animées, Vox Luminis and others. Amelia also works with the Ensemble William Byrd under the direction of Graham O’ Reilly, sings regularly as a guest soloist for the Paris Choral Society and as a soloist for the l’Ensemble Orchestral des Hauts de Seine, directed by Laurent Brack. She has performed frequently as an oratorio and opera soloist amongst other engagements in France, Germany and the UK. Recently performed roles include Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aneas with the Ensemble William Byrd, previously with the National Canter for Early Music in England, Theodora in excerpts from Handel’s Theodora with the Queens Baroque Ensemble, as well as many other works and oratorios such as Messiah, Dixit Dominus, Samson, Solomon (Handel), Carmina Burana (Orff), Requiem (Faure), Magnificat, Mass in B minor, Christmas Oratorio (Bach) Requiem and Mass in C minor (Mozart).    

Amelia has been lucky enough to travel throughout Europe and America and has featured on many recordings, including Light and Gold with the Eric Whitacre Singers – a gramophone award-winning CD which reached No.1 in the US and UK classical charts. She has also been fortunate to work with many prestigious conductors including Philippe Herrweghe, William Christie, Edo de Waart, Daniel Barenboim and Sir David Willcocks.

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

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 then with Laure Florentin, Monique Zanetti and J.Louis Deveze at Aix-en-Provence conservatory, where she graduated in 2015. On stage, she was "Pauline" in Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne, "Sangaride" in Atys by Lully, at the Greek National Opera in Athens, "Anna Duyret" in L'Expérience, a contemporary opera, at the Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris, "Bastienne" in Mozart's early opera Bastien and Bastienne, and the "first witch" in Didon and Enea by Purcell. Sterenn also regulary performs as a soloist in Oratorios : Cantatas, Christmas Oratorio by J.S. Bach, Requiem by Fauré, Midnight Mass, Te Deum by G.Charpentier, The Messiah by G.F. Haendel...

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

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 Paul Agnew and Mireille Delunsch at the Bordeaux National Opera. Bordeaux invited her back in 2010 and 2012 to sing the first boy in Mozart’s Magic Flute, notably sharing the stage with Florian Sempey and Julien Behr.

From 2009, she was a pupil of Caroline Pelon (baroque specialist) at the Conservatoire of the 7th arrondissement in Paris and from 2014 she studied at the Haut École de Musique in Lausanne, in the class of the German baritone Christian Immler. She quickly undertook professional engagements in Switzerland, including as soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass at the Salle Paderewski in Lausanne under the direction of Alexander Mayer, also joined the opera chorus there. Continuing her love of ensemble singing, she was frequently engaged to sing liturgically in the churches of Fribourg, where she sang on an almost daily basis. 

In June 2017, she graduated with top marks from the Haut École and returned to France, confounding the Ensemble Cosmos with which she has frequently performed, in residences at the Abbaye de Royaumont, the Collège des Bernadins and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the Cité de la Voix in Vézelay. Morgane continues to perform solo roles on stage, notably in the opera Der Zwerg by Zemlinsky, directed by Franck Ollu, at the opera houses of Caen, Lille and Rennes. She is also in regular demand as a soloist in concerts at the American Cathedral in Paris. 

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

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 classes with D.Vellard, C. de Boever and S.Vittucci.

She left her hometown to study in Vienna-Austria with Heidi Brunner for five years before returning to France to get her DEM on Lyrical singing in Jan Marc Bruin’s class in 2017.

She is now preparing her DNSPM and DE on lyrical singing at the ESM Bourgogne Franche-Comté in Agnès Mellon’s class.

Recently, she has sung the soprano solo in Les Leçons de Ténèbres (Couperin), the Te Deum (Charpentier), Johannes Passion (Bach), she has also played several important roles, including: Eleonora (Prima la musica e poi le parole – Salieri – 2014), Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande – Debussy – 2015), Amour, Zaïre (Les Indes Galantes – Rameau – 2016), Amour (Orphée et Eurydice – Gluck – 2017), Daniele (Susanna – Stradella – 2017). 

She is a member of the following ensembles : Eclats de France (Guillaume Fauchère - Wien), Una corda (Alexis Gipoulou – Saint-Etienne),  Traveling by (Camille Leblond – Lyon) , she joined the Palais Royal (Jean-Philippe Sarcos – Paris) for a production in April 2018.

Her future engagements include the role of Cendrillon in Les Contes de Perrault of Felix Fourdrain (Benoît Willman) and joining the cast of Nymphes des bois and Pulcherrima with les voix animées (Luc Coadou).

Emilie Husson
Soprano

Cellist and pianist, Emilie began her musical studies in Angers where she got her DEM in voice. She trained with E. Kirkby, M. Padmore and N. Dessay however it was M. Laplénie and M. Verschaeve who helped her discover and foster her love of Baroque music. She holds a Bachelor from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She has performed as a soloist with La Chapelle Musique du Val de Grâce  (Poulenc... read full bio

Emilie Husson
Soprano


Cellist and pianist, Emilie began her musical studies in Angers where she got her DEM in voice. She trained with E. Kirkby, M. Padmore and N. Dessay however it was M. Laplénie and M. Verschaeve who helped her discover and foster her love of Baroque music. She holds a Bachelor from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She has performed as a soloist with La Chapelle Musique du Val de Grâce  (Poulenc Recital), the Ensemble Vocal de Nantes (Haendel’s Dixit Dominus at La Folle Journée in Nantes), La Menestrandise (Purcell’s King Arthur in Nantes) and l’Ensemble Galatée  (Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater). On stage, she played Blondchen  in Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Vendôme, Sœur Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites, le Feu and le Rossignol in l’Enfant et les Sortilèges, Mme Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor  and Lucy in Menotti’s The Telephone in Angers. In 2016, she’ll play Eurydice in Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers in Neuilly sur Seine and sing the Soprano solo in Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem for the musical season of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire. In 2017, she’ll join the Ensemble Accentus for Saint-Saëns’ Le Timbre d’Argent at the Opera Comique.

Géraldine Jeannot
Soprano - Membre des Voix Animées depuis 2019

Geraldine begins her musical career by playing the violin before discovering singing.

She starts her studies at the conservatory of Avignon, followed by the conservatory of Aix en Provence, where she enters the classes of Mareike Schellenberger and Monique Zanetti. She finishes school with a double diploma. 

Being an eclectic artist, she likes to multiply different music styles and sings opera as well as operetta, lied, baroque and musical. 

On stage she... read full bio

Géraldine Jeannot
Soprano - Membre des Voix Animées depuis 2019


Geraldine begins her musical career by playing the violin before discovering singing.

She starts her studies at the conservatory of Avignon, followed by the conservatory of Aix en Provence, where she enters the classes of Mareike Schellenberger and Monique Zanetti. She finishes school with a double diploma. 

Being an eclectic artist, she likes to multiply different music styles and sings opera as well as operetta, lied, baroque and musical. 

On stage she interprets different roles in opera and operetta: Eurydice (Orpheus in the underworld), Jeannette (Jeanette’s wedding), Rosée du soir (King carrot), Fantasia (A trip to the moon), Melisande (Pelleas and Melisande), the first witch (Dido and Aeneas), the queen of the night, Pamina in the mysteries of Isis (“pasticcio” of the magic flute in French). 

Specialized in baroque music, she perfects her singing with great artists like  Philippe Jaroussky,  Claire Leffiliâtre, Stéphane Fuget, Gabriel Garrido, Rosa Dominguez, Peter Kooij, Maria Cristina Kiehr. 

She is often invited as soloist by different ensembles in the south of France. Among others: Musica Antiqua Provence, Chœur Européen de Provence, Ensemble Vocal d’Arles, Domitia... and she interprets many different works of sacred music (Vivaldi, Bach, Haendel, Mozart...)

She joins in 2018 Marseille mes amours, a cabaret of operettas from Marseille. 

Geraldine incarnates Eponine in les misérables in concert, and sang in whole France in 2017 , in China in 2018, and recently in Belgium.

Camille Joutard
Soprano

She began her music studies on the oboe with Éric Mège at the Nice Conservatory in 1999. She sang in several children's operas, studied singing with Pierre Capelle and was awarded a top level distinction at the end of her early studies. In September 2009 she was admitted to the Lyon Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse (CNSMD), where she studied oboe with Jean-Louis Capezzali and Jérôme Guichard. In 2012 she was appointed principal oboist of the Orchestre des Pays de... read full bio

Camille Joutard
Soprano


She began her music studies on the oboe with Éric Mège at the Nice Conservatory in 1999. She sang in several children's operas, studied singing with Pierre Capelle and was awarded a top level distinction at the end of her early studies. In September 2009 she was admitted to the Lyon Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse (CNSMD), where she studied oboe with Jean-Louis Capezzali and Jérôme Guichard. In 2012 she was appointed principal oboist of the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, conducted by Nicolas Chalvin and completed her oboe studies, obtaining a master's diploma, also with first class honours. Meanwhile her love of singing had grown even stronger and by this time she had already joined the early music department of the Lyon CNSMD to study singing with Marie-Claude Vallin. This course naturally focused on the repertoire of the medieval, Renaissance and baroque periods. She was awarded a bachelor's diploma in early music singing in June 2015, again with first class honours, and decided to focus exclusively on singing. Camille Joutard sings with Les Voix Animées, an ensemble conducted by Luc Coadou, Capella Sanctae Crucis, conducted by Tiago Simas Freire and Alkymia, conducted by Mariana Delgadillo-Espinoza.

Anara Khassenova
Soprano - Membre des Voix Animées depuis 2017

Soprano Anara Khassenova arrived in France in October 2012 from Kazakhstan. She studied voice at the CRR of Boulogne-Billancourt and brilliantly got her BA degree in singing (PSPBB) and musicology (Paris Sorbonne) in 2018. During her studies, she performed as Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Constance in Dialogues of the Carmelites and La Baronne in La Vie Parisienne directed by Mireille Delunsch, Vincent Vittoz and Yves Coudray. In 2015, Anara won the Prix de la ville de Boulogne in the... read full bio

Anara Khassenova
Soprano - Membre des Voix Animées depuis 2017


Soprano Anara Khassenova arrived in France in October 2012 from Kazakhstan. She studied voice at the CRR of Boulogne-Billancourt and brilliantly got her BA degree in singing (PSPBB) and musicology (Paris Sorbonne) in 2018. During her studies, she performed as Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Constance in Dialogues of the Carmelites and La Baronne in La Vie Parisienne directed by Mireille Delunsch, Vincent Vittoz and Yves Coudray. In 2015, Anara won the Prix de la ville de Boulogne in the competition « Musiques du dernier siècle ». Simultaneously, she trained with Philippe Jaroussky in the Jaroussky Academy at La Seine Musicale which allowed her to take part in numerous concerts. In addition, she was also advised by Malcolm Walker, Blandine de Saint-Sauveur, Karine Deshayes, Anita Rashvelichvili, Anne Le Bozec, Alexis Kossenko and  Stéphane Sénéchal. She performed at La Seine Musicale, Salle Gaveau, the Royal Chapel in Versailles, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Massy Opera, the Debussy Festival in Argenton-sur-Creuse,  in the Parisian churches of Saint-Paul, Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Vézelay Abbey, in Rotterdam, in Riga, in Luxembourg. Anara sings within several vocal ensembles among which Les Voix Animées, Les Cris de Paris, Arsys, Chèrsonese, which allows her to take part in numerous festivals (Lessay, Beaune, La Chaise-Dieu…). This young soprano singer particularly likes to share music with others and thus created the trio Aethra with harpist Ionella Marinutsa and cello player Lucia Bistrickaya, but also a duet with pianist Pierre-Yves Hodique.

Clémence Faber
Mezzo / Soprano - Membre des Voix Animées depuis 2019

Having completed in Paris a Bachelor in History at the Sorbonne University and a Masters in Politics at Sciences Po Paris, Clémence moves to Glasgow in 2014 to study singing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under Wilma MacDougall. She graduates from her Masters in Vocal Performance in June 2017. That same year, she is a finalist of the prestigious Concours international de chant baroque de Froville. Since 2017, Clémence has been working regularly with ensembles such... read full bio

Clémence Faber
Mezzo / Soprano - Membre des Voix Animées depuis 2019


Having completed in Paris a Bachelor in History at the Sorbonne University and a Masters in Politics at Sciences Po Paris, Clémence moves to Glasgow in 2014 to study singing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under Wilma MacDougall. She graduates from her Masters in Vocal Performance in June 2017. That same year, she is a finalist of the prestigious Concours international de chant baroque de Froville. Since 2017, Clémence has been working regularly with ensembles such as Les Cris de Paris (Geoffroy Jourdain), Vox Luminis (Lionel Meunier), La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Jordi Savall), Le Concert Spirituel (Hervé Niquet), l’Ensemble Arsys Bourgogne (Mihály Zeke), l’Ensemble Aedes (Mathieu Romano), Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre), le Nederlands Kamerkoor (Peter Dijkstra) and the Groot Omroepkoor in Amsterdam (Klaas Stok). Among her projects in 2019 : Charpentier’s Litanies de la Vierge (as a soloist) with Vox Luminis / Lionel Meunier at the Wigmore Hall in London, The Ode for St. Cecilia’s day by Purcell with Le Poème Harmonique and the Ensemble Aedes at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Bach’s Johannes-Passion with William Christie and the Nederlands Kamerkoor at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, a tour in Korea with Le Concert des Nations and Jordi Savall (Haendel, Geminiani, Pergolesi, Corelli), the recording of Berlioz’s Messe solennelle with Le Concert Spirituel at La Chapelle Royale in Versailles.

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

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 Contemporary Choir (directed by Roland Heyrabédian) and Le Jardin des Muses (directed by Luc Coadou). In July 2008, she sang in the choir at the « Opéra au Village » in Cinderella by Pauline Viardot, under the direction of Luc Coadou. Laurence Recchia has always been passionate about music but also about creating and developping cultural projects. In 2008, in Paris, she founded Les Voix Animées with Luc Coadou and since then, she has been singing in the vocal ensemble in numerous productions. Today, Laurence Recchia leads simultaneously her career as an artist and as the manager of Les Voix Animées. She is also the general coordinator of the FIMÉ, the International Festival of Film Music that she created in 2005. The 14th edition of this festival dedicated to « ciné concerts » will take place in November 2018.

 

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

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 Niquet, the Capella Genevensis with Claude Xavier Hollenstein, The Cappella reial de Catalunya with Jordi Savall and Montserrat Figueras, The Concert D’Astrée with Emmanuelle Haïm. Through her interest in stage work, she was able to work at the Theatre du Soleil with Étienne Peruchon then in other national performances with Myriam Dooges’ singing and dancing company. Since 2016, she sings with the ensemble “Les Voix Animées” directed by Lou Coadou. 

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

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 Degree in music pedagogy in 2012. Today, he continues to train his voice with Nicolas Domingues. He has performed with several ensembles in the choir (chœur de chambre de Namur, les Cris de Paris…) and he is regularly asked to sing as a soloist.  He has worked with great conductors such as Gabriel Garrido, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Ton Koopman, Alessandro Quarta. He has always been fascinated by polyphonic vocal music and he is especially keen on one voice per part vocal music.

 

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

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 in the « Département Supérieur pour Jeunes Chanteurs », linked to the prestigious Conservatoire National Régional de Paris. In 2015, he received his « Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales ». Then, he studied in the « Département de Musique Ancienne » (specialized in the ancient music répertoire, from middle-ages to late baroque ») in the same Conservatoire, with Isabelle Poulenard as his main teacher. There, he performed the roles of Telemaco in Monteverdi’s « The Return of Ulysses », L’Homme Affligé in Psyché, by Lully and Appolo in Luigi Rossi’s Orfeo.

This summer, he performed the role of Tullio in Haendel’s Arminio, with young french ensemble Vox 21 during the Festival de Bourbon Lancy. In Sacred Music he sang, among other things, the Alto solo part in Bach Cantata 144 with Antoine Torunczyk conducting, Bach Christmas Oratorio in various places in Burgundy and in le Collège des Bernardins à Paris, with La Fenice conducted by Jean Tubery, Zelenka’s Lamentation of Jeremiah per Alto Solo with ensemble Musica Vera conducted by Jean-Baptiste Nicolas… He also regularly performs as an a cappella ensemble singer to perform Renaissance music, most notably with Ensemble Cosmos and Les Voix Animées, conducted by Luc Coadou. This winter, he’ll be Ruggiero in Haendel’s Alcina with Marouan Mankar conducted, in the « Musée d’Art et d’Histoire » in Saint-Denis. He keeps working on his voice with Lea Sarfati and Robert Expert.

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

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 Dumestre and he also worked with Alain Buet, Christine Schweitzer, Marteen Königsberger… He also sang as a soloist into Le Couronnement by Popée, La jeune fille aux mains d’argent, La Susanna by Stradella, le Stabat mater by Pergolèse and les Litanies à la vierge by Moulinié. He also played into numerous group as Sagittarius, Les Voix animées, or Arianna.

Jérome Vavasseur
Countertenor

Jérôme started singing in the boys’ choir of Lyon’s cathedral. He graduated in 2018 from the HEM of Geneva and works regularly with renown chefs such as L. G. Alarcón, P. Phillips, C. Antunes or G. Garrido. Jérôme is a member of several early music ensembles, one of them being the choeur de chambre de Namur conducted by Leonardo Garcia Alarcon with whom he works as a soloist and recorded several recordings. You might have seen him on the opera stage where he explores a repertoire both... read full bio

Jérome Vavasseur
Countertenor


Jérôme started singing in the boys’ choir of Lyon’s cathedral. He graduated in 2018 from the HEM of Geneva and works regularly with renown chefs such as L. G. Alarcón, P. Phillips, C. Antunes or G. Garrido. Jérôme is a member of several early music ensembles, one of them being the choeur de chambre de Namur conducted by Leonardo Garcia Alarcon with whom he works as a soloist and recorded several recordings. You might have seen him on the opera stage where he explores a repertoire both baroque and contemporary, and as such he had the opportunity to sing on numerous international stages often broadcasted on radio or television. Passionate about artistic production, he created several projects mixing music, spatialization, theatre, video projection and audio diffusion in Switzerland and Spain. Since he has always practiced polyphonic singing both in early music repertoire and in contemporary music, Jérôme finds immense pleasure in the vocal repertoire for a cappella soloist ensemble.

He’s preparing to sing again on of the roles in Falvetti’s Diluvio Universale with the choeur de chambre de Namur at the royal chapel of Versailles, Rotterdam, Dijon’s opera, Bruges, Ambronay ; he’ll be singing the role of Oreste in la Belle Hélène at Lausanne’s Opera next season.

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

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, Mathieu was part of the original cast of L’incroyable destin de René Sarvil, which was performed at the Théâtre des Carmes for the Festival d’Avignon 2011. Mathieu regularly performs with the a cappella vocal group Les Voix Animées, directed by Luc Coadou in Toulon. In 2012, Mathieu joined the cast of the Broadway musical Sister Act at the Théâtre Mogador in Paris. Mathieu worked as assistant director on Songs For A New World in the fall 2013 with the group AMTLive. As a pianist, Mathieu accompanied singers Maurane and Clara Guipont on France 2 in February 2014. In March 2014, Mathieu wrote his first show Comme à la maison, including his own songs which he arranged for voice, piano and cello. In July, Mathieu played the role of a « comique-troupier » during WW1 in Le Cabaret Blanche, then wrote his second show in the fall, Je l’ai cherché partout, featurings songs by Michel Legrand. He ended the year by playing in Blanche-Neige & moi, a musical show for kids, in Paris. In June 2015, he joined the a cappella male sextet Opus Jam as first tenor. Since then, the group has performed in Italy, Switzerland, in London, in several jazz festivals in France but also for the closing ceremony of the Festival de Cannes 2016, as guests of Ibrahim Maalouf. He also created the role of Kay in the English show King Arthur, the Sword from the Stone in the spring 2016 for the troupe Théâtre En Anglais.

Remi Beer Demander
Tenor

Né en 1984, ce jeune ténor débute ses études musicales au Conservatoire National de Région de Toulouse et aux Petits Chanteurs à La Croix Potencée de cette même ville. De 2003 à 2006, il étudie l'histoire et l'histoire de l'art aux Universités de Toulouse et Lyon ou il y obtient une Licence et part pour l'Italie, devenant l'assistant du commissaire d'exposition de l'ex ministre de la culture Jacques Aillagon au Palazzo Grassi de Venise. À son retour, il intègre le Conservatoire... read full bio

Remi Beer Demander
Tenor


Né en 1984, ce jeune ténor débute ses études musicales au Conservatoire National de Région de Toulouse et aux Petits Chanteurs à La Croix Potencée de cette même ville. De 2003 à 2006, il étudie l'histoire et l'histoire de l'art aux Universités de Toulouse et Lyon ou il y obtient une Licence et part pour l'Italie, devenant l'assistant du commissaire d'exposition de l'ex ministre de la culture Jacques Aillagon au Palazzo Grassi de Venise. À son retour, il intègre le Conservatoire Supérieur de Région de Paris et son tout nouveau Jeune Choeur dirigé par Laurence Equilbey . Dans cette formation il se produira à La Cité de la Musique de Paris, l'Opéra de Rouen, l’Auditorium du Louvre, le Festival de Besançon, la Péniche-opéra, l'Hotel de Ville de Belfort, le Théâtre de Poitiers, l'Opéra Comique de Paris, l'Espace Malraux de Chambéry ... Il a collaboré avec des ensembles comme l'Orchestre des Champs Elysées, Les Nouveaux Caractères, l'Orchestre Lamoureux,...sous la direction de Philippe Herreweghe, Jean-Claude Vannier, Laurence Equilbey, Geoffroy Jourdain...dans des productions tels que La Symphonie Fantastique de Berlioz, la forêt bleue de Aubert, l'histoire de Mélody Nelson de Gainsbourg, le Te Deum de Mendelssohn, les Motets de Télemann, Lélio de Berlioz, l'Enfant assassin des Mouches de Vannier/Gainsbourg,le Requiem de Howells...ainsi que les oeuvres contemporaines de Williams, Pecou, Lancino, Aperghis et Mantovani. Parallèlement il obtient son Prix de Chant Lyrique au Conservatoire d’Aix en Provence en 2011. Et intègre la classe de Monique Zanetti et sa formation spécialisée de Chanteur Baroque. Là, il développe sa voix de Haute-contre ou Ténor à la Française ce qui lui permet de collaborer avec des ensembles tels que Les Talents Lyriques de C.Rousset, Les Musiciens du Louvre M.Minkowski ou l’Ensemble Vocal Aedes sous la baguette de M.Romano. Enfin il se produit en soliste en récital et à l’opéra : Corydon (Acis et Galathée, Haendel) dans la production de Martin Gester à Salzbourg et à Poznan, Obajah (Elias, Mendelssohn) à la Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur d’Aix en Provence sous la direction Carlos Gómez-Orellana et Valère/Damon (Les Indes Galantes, Rameau) pour l’opéra studio de Genève, J.M.Curti Depuis 2013 il est membre permanent de l’Ensemble Vocal Calisto à Marseille, spécialisé dans la polyphonie vocale de la renaissance avec plus de cinquante concerts et un CD paru en 2016. 

Stéphen Collardelle
Tenor

Born in 1984, Stéphen Collardelle started his musical studies at the Conservatoire of Saint-Étienne, where he graduated in Music Theory but also in Analysis and Piano. Meanwhile, he also graduated in Musicology at the University of Saint-Étienne. Fascinated by  Baroque music, he entered the Centre de Musique Baroque of Versailles (CMBV). This is where he attended masterclasses by Christine Sweitzer, Stephan Van Dyck, Maarten Koningsberger and Alain Buet. The CMBV also allowed him to... read full bio

Stéphen Collardelle
Tenor


Born in 1984, Stéphen Collardelle started his musical studies at the Conservatoire of Saint-Étienne, where he graduated in Music Theory but also in Analysis and Piano. Meanwhile, he also graduated in Musicology at the University of Saint-Étienne. Fascinated by  Baroque music, he entered the Centre de Musique Baroque of Versailles (CMBV). This is where he attended masterclasses by Christine Sweitzer, Stephan Van Dyck, Maarten Koningsberger and Alain Buet. The CMBV also allowed him to take part in several shows with the choeur des Pages et des Chantres such as Amadis by Jean-Baptiste Lully at the Opéra-Théâtre of Avignon in 2010. Still with the CMBV, he recorded Andromaque by André Ernest Modeste Grétry and Le Carnaval de Venise by André Campra with the orchestra of the Concert Spirituel, under the direction of Hervé Niquet. Olivier Schneebeli called him to sing as a soloist at the Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles a program of « French Grands Motets » with the Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin. In October 2011, he started a series of more than 150 performances of the musical show Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (Molière-Lully) with the ensemble La Rêveuse (dir. Benjamin Perrot). In 2012, he started to take part in more than 30 records with the ensembles Correspondances (dir. Sebastien Daucé), Accentus (dir. Laurence Equilbey), Aedes (dir. Matthieu Romano), le Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles (dir. Olivier Schneebeli), Pygmalion (dir. Raphael Pichon), le Concert Etranger (dir. Itay Jedlin), la Petite Bande (dir. Sigiswald Kuijken). He has also worked with the ensembles Solistes XXI (dir. Rachid Safir), les Arts Florissants (dir. William Christie) but also les Cris de Paris (dir. Geoffroy Jourdain). At the beginning of 2019, he performed with the latter ensemble a series of 35 performances of the show Heptameron, Récit de la chambre obscure adapted from the collection by Margueritte de Navarre and directed by Benjamin Lazar.

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

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 Lyon, where he perfects his formation with Anne Delafosse, Raphaël Picazos, and where he has the chance to work under the conducting of Michael Radulescu, Paulin Bündgen, Pierre Hamon, Jean-Marc Aymes, Alain Garichot. Eymeric Mosca has been heard in many oratorios (Campra’s Messe des Morts, Charpentier and Saint-Saëns’ messes de minuit, Bach cantatas…), lyric works (Strauss, Bossini, Aboulker, Offenbach), and in recital, singing repertoires from Middle Ages (especially with « Le Jardin des Délices ») to 21st century. He is a composer and an arranger too, he works since 2012 with the vocal ensemble « Les Voix Animées », with which he sings in concert, but also on stage.

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

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 studied with Christine Schweitzer, Alain Buet, Maarten Koningsberger et Stephan Van Dyck during some masterclasses. He also took part in the Academy of Early Music in Le Thoronet led by Dominique Vellard, in the Fonti e Memorie Academy based on improvisation and ornamentation in early music led by Jean Tubéry and in the Academy of the Festival du Périgord Noir (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Molière and Lully) led by Michel Laplénie. In the CRR of Tours, he studied the medieval and Renaissance repertoire with Véronique Bourin, Jean-Paul Rigaud and Denis Raisin-Dadre. He has sung with Les Talents Lyriques, le Parlement de Musique, la Cappella Genevensis and recorded some music with les Festes d’Orphées and la Dolce Maniera. He worked on some contemporary creations and musical theatre with Soli-Tutti. With Les Voix Animées, he now explores a cappella polyphony from Renaissance to today. He also works with composer and multi-instrumentalist Etienne Champollion, with whom he wanders in several musical styles, between creation, art repertoire and popular music.

 

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

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 conservatorium of Paris under the direction of Stéphane Fuget.  He studied lyrical singing with Jean François Lombard, Florence Guignolet and Jean Pierre Furlant.  He studied lieder and French melody with Philippe Biros. In 2015 he formed a vocal quartet with friends from his school called Quatuor Bonelli.  With this band he perfomed throughout France and recorded an album called "Envol" released in July 2018.In 2019 he participated in a training course on medieval music at Royaumont and Marc Mauillon abbey. He joined the band Voix Animées in 2019.


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

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 Tiersen (C'était ici) et a joué avec l'ensemble Cairn (musique contemporaine). Elle interprète la musique de K. Lear spectacle adapté de Shakespeare en français et langue des signes, mise en scène Marie Montegani, musique Jérôme Combier. 

Dans le domaine de la musique ancienne, Marie Langlet joue régulièrement avec Le Concert Spirituel dirigé par Hervé Niquet (« King Arthur » -« Fairy Queen » -« Indian Queen » de Purcell, « Carnaval de Venise » de Campra...) ainsi qu'avec la soprano Amal Allaoui dans des programmes de la Renaissance espagnole et française. Elle accompagne régulièrement des ensembles vocaux et instrumentaux ainsi que des compagnies de théâtre (compagnie de l'Aune -ensemble TICTACTUS –ensembles Les Surprises –ensemble 2E2M –Ensemble AEDES –Compagnie La Tempête –La Subversise). 

Par ailleurs, sa pratique de plusieurs instruments l'oriente aussi vers des programmes qui croisent les styles et les périodes musicales, comme par exemple le spectacle « Musiques et vieilles barriques » créé en février 2016, et consacré à l’univers épicurien du vin ou le spectacle « A la recherche de la Princesse de Montpensier » consacré à Madame de Lafayette. 

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

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 Cyrano (mis en scène L. Herson-Macarel). 

Enfin, en 2015, elle fonde avec Nicolas Rosenfeld l’ensemble Le Palais des Songes, avec lequel ils s’attachent à créer des programmes où la musique se met au service d’un récit historique, ou théâtral. Ils se sont notamment produits au festival de Sinfonia en Périgord, au Théâtre National de Rungis, à l’Hôtel de Soubise (Paris Jeunes talents), au concours international d’York (Angleterre). 

Julie possède également son Diplôme d’Etat et est professeur de viole de gambe au CRR de Caen depuis 2015. 

Compositeurs

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

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 instrumentistes et des danseurs, il est amené à voyager autour du monde : USA, Canada, Suisse, Belgique, Espagne, Italie... 

Il compose dès l'âge de 8 ans dans différents styles. Il y expérimente des harmonies personnelles et différentes techniques. Son chemin s’ouvre, grâce à des rencontres de musiciens de divers horizons : du paysage contemporain à l’orgue baroque, en passant par le jazz ou les musiques traditionnelles. 

Romain Bastard suit les masterclasses des compositeurs invités au festival de musique actuelle de Caen : Ligeti, Fedele, Taïra, Dusapin... C’est à cette époque qu’il ressent le besoin de lier pratique instrumentale et pratique de la composition dans la lignée des « interprètes-compositeurs ». 

Dès lors, ses différentes pratiques s’enrichissent mutuellement, tel dans l’accompagnement des films muets ou la composition de chants liturgiques. 

Son catalogue contient, outre des arrangements des Variations Goldberg, des pièces pour flûte, trio à cordes, soprano,  choeur d’enfants et pour choeur mixte. 

Le 15 Août 2017 est créée avec succès sa Messe de l’Assomption à Granville, commande du festival « On the roc ». Elle est chantée dans près d’une dizaine de lieux : le Mont Saint Michel, l’abbaye de la Lucerne d’Outremer, dans le cadre du festival « Via Aeterna » créé par René Martin. 

Romain Bastard présente ici son dernier travail, inspiré des architectures romanes, souples et magnifiques, en résonance avec les textes bibliques : un cycle de "trois Motets" à 6 et 7 voix, commandés par Les Voix Animées ("Salve Regina", "Eli, Eli, Lama sabactani ?" et "Pater Noster").

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

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 eight premiers prix. Coming first in the Agrégation d'éducation musicale, a highly competitive examination for teachers, he taught at the Sorbonne (1998-2003) then at the Ecole Polytechnique (2003-08). In 2003, he earned his doctorate in musicology with a thesis on György Ligeti's Piano Etudes. Since 2004, he is a senior lecturer at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. 

Pianist and improviser, Karol Beffa is a composer whose works have been performed by such well-known ensembles as A Sei Voci, Maîtrise de Radio France, Cambridge Voices, and the leading orchestras (Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Lyon, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra...). 

In 2000, the Turin International Biennale of Young Artists (BIG Torino 2000) selected him to represent France, and in 2002, he was the youngest French composer programmed at the Présences festival. He has composed three incidental scores as well as the music for 25 films. 

Karol Beffa is a fellow of the Institut de France in composition and won fellowships from the Lili and Nadia Boulanger Foundation (2001), the Music Academy of Villecroze, Natexis Foundation (2002) and Les Muses fellowship (2004). Finalist of the Prades International Composition Competition (2005, 2007), he has won the Charles Oulmont Prize (2005), the SACEM Young Composer Competition and the Chartier Prize of the Académie des Beaux-Arts (2008). In 2013, he won a Victoires de la musique award in the Best Composer category. In 2017, he was awarded the Grand Prix de la musique symphonique de la SACEM. Finally, he was named an Officier des Arts et des Lettres.

His publications include György Ligeti (Fayard, 2016), Parler, Composer, Jouer. Sept leçons sur la musique (2017), Diabolus in opéra. Composer avec la voix (2018) and, with Cédric Villani, Les Coulisses de la création (Flammarion, 2015).

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

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 language, which is marked by an original esthetic. 

Tomás is actually working on 3 different projects that will be premiered during 2019 : A Violin Solo piece for Noëmi Schindler in the frame of Radio France program « Creation Mondiale » (ex alla breve); a piece for the preparatory choir of the CRR de Paris and the Itinéraire Ensemble; and a piece for the Trio KDM. Tomás Bordalejo is the award winner of the Banque Populaire corporate foundation.

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

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 based on internet recycling, object trouvés, hacked machine and objects, and his home made recordings. His work, which is mostly site specific, often includes the participation of the public. He is working with the Kollektiv totem. 

He has received many international awards, grants and residencies.

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

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 dance productions in France and abroad (Superamas, Anne Juren, Annie Dorsen). He started his first artistic collaborations in the 90s with the radio director Jean Couturier (France Culture) and the theatre director Bruno Lajara (501 Blues). In the 2000s, while continuing his work for radio and theatre, he started composing for TV films. Since 2007 he has regularly cooperated with visual artists Pierre Beloüin, P. Nicolas Ledoux and Ultralab, for sound, interactive and video installations (Jeu de Paume, Rennes Biennial, Nuit Blanche…). His latest act in 2017 was his collaboration with Les Voix Animées on Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Joan of Arc (silent movie with live music, Fimé festival).

Christophe Demarthe started his musical career as co-founder and lead singer of Clair Obscur, one of the first groups in the 80s which made connections between music, visual arts, dance and theatre (Le Palace with Killing Joke, La Cigale with The Nits, Wiener Festwochen…). In 2004 he created Cocoon, a global project mixing indifferently electronic music, video, text and performance (Le Nouveau Festival du Centre Pompidou, L’Ososphère, Interstice, Qwartz Awards…). Today he is still diversifying his activities with the launching of Acoustic Cameras, an online collection  inviting sound artists to compose pieces for live webcams located throughout the planet, co-edited by Optical Sound and La Manufacture des Cactées.

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

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 memory, as well as the acceleration of time in our global society. Integrating more and more interdisciplinary elements in his compositions led him to work as an assistant for visual artists like Christina Kubisch and Tamara Grcic. Active as a visual artist and especially photographer, he is studying at the Kunsthochschule Mainz in the class of Prof. Tamara Grcic, combining sound and visual elements in seek of immersive experiences and new forms of concert. He currently works and lives in Frankfurt am Main.

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

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 Adam Wibrowski. He obtains the diploma of musical studies at the conservatory of Boulogne – Billancourt in 2001. Later, he continued to work with Livia Rev and Setrak.

After completing his orchestration studies in Guillaume Connesson's class at the conservatory of Aubervilliers – La Courneuve, he devotes himself entirely to composition. He is the author of a large body of work, from orchestral and choral pieces, to chamber music and piano works. His music is not attached to any of the current aesthetic movements. It appeals to a growing public and is being performed in major cities and concert halls around the world.

Although his repertoire encompasses most of the important works from Liszt and Scriabin, having studied percussion, he develops his own pianistic technique and his main focus is directed towards the music of Ukrainian or Russian composers, such as Mykola Kolessa, Valentin Silvestrov or Alexandre Mossolov. He presented for the CANTUS FORMUS (concert serie organized by Nicolas Bacri in Paris) the totality of the piano work of Borys Lyatoshynsky. He is the founder and artistic director of the COMPETITION-FESTIVAL – modern piano repertoire (Paris). In parallel, he also created and directs the CD collection PIANO MODERN RECITAL© He is also in charge of planning concerts for the "NUIT BLANCHE" (Paris).