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

Morgane Collomb est une jeune soprano Française née à Paris. Après avoir commencé le piano à 8 ans, c’est sa rencontre avec le chef anglais Iain Simcock qui lui donnera le goût du chant: de 2003 à 2013, elle chantera au sein de l’ensemble qu’il dirige, l’Académie Vocale de Paris. Très vite, elle y interprète de nombreuses parties solistes et prend l’habitude d’assumer un pupitre seule dans sa voix dans des répertoires variés. Parallèlement à cette expérience, Morgane s’essaye à... read full bio

Morgane Collomb
Soprano


Morgane Collomb est une jeune soprano Française née à Paris. Après avoir commencé le piano à 8 ans, c’est sa rencontre avec le chef anglais Iain Simcock qui lui donnera le goût du chant: de 2003 à 2013, elle chantera au sein de l’ensemble qu’il dirige, l’Académie Vocale de Paris. Très vite, elle y interprète de nombreuses parties solistes et prend l’habitude d’assumer un pupitre seule dans sa voix dans des répertoires variés. Parallèlement à cette expérience, Morgane s’essaye à la scène très tôt: dès ses 16 ans, elle interprète le rôle de Flora au côté de Paul Agnew et Mireille Delunsch dans Le Tour d’écrou de Britten, au Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux. Cette même maison la rappellera en 2010 et en 2012 pour assurer le rôle du premier Knabe dans la Flûte Enchantée de Mozart, partageant le plateau notamment avec Florian Sempey et Julien Behr. En parallèle à ses expériences de très jeune artiste lyrique et à sa pratique d’ensemble, Morgane s’est formée au conservatoire du 7ème arrondissement de Paris auprès de Caroline Pelon (cursus spécialisé en Chant Baroque) à partir de 2009. En Septembre 2014 elle rentre en Bachelor à la Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, dans la classe du baryton allemand Christian Immler. Très vite, elle chante professionnellement en Suisse: elle assure le Soprano solo de la Messe du Couronnement de Mozart à la salle Paderewski de Lausanne, sous la direction d’Alexander Mayer, et intègre les choeurs de l’opéra de cette même ville. De plus, dans la continuité de sa pratique au sein de l’Académie Vocale de Paris, Morgane a très régulièrement chanté l’office religieux dans diverses église de Fribourg, découvrant et interprétant dans la foulée de nouveaux morceaux du répertoire (allant du grégorien à la musique liturgique du XXème siècle) de façon quasiment quotidienne.
En Juin 2017, elle est diplômée avec brio d’une licence de chant lyrique, délivrée par la Haute Ecole de Lausanne. De retour en France, elle a depuis chanté de nombreux concerts avec l’ensemble Cosmos, dont elle est cofondatrice suite à plusieurs résidences à l’Abbaye de Royaumont, et qui l’a amenée à se produire notamment au Collège des Bernardins, à l’auditorium du musée d’Orsay, et prochainement à la Cité de la Voix de Vézelay. Elle continue également à se produire sur scène, notamment dans l’opéra Der Zwerg de Zemlinsky (direction Franck Ollu), où elle est compagne de l’Infante à l’opéra de Lille puis Rennes, et de nouveau au théâtre de Caen en Février de l’année 2019.De plus, depuis Septembre 2018, elle est régulièrement soliste dans le cadre de messes et de concerts à la Cathédrale Américaine de Paris.

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.

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

Elle étudie tout d’abord le violoncelle puis la viole de gambe au conservatoire d’Aix-en-Provence où elle obtient son DEM pour ensuite se perfectionner à la Schola Cantorum de Bâle. C’est là bas que naît sa passion pour le chant.  En 2010 elle obtient son DEM de chant baroque au CMBV, le centre de musique baroque de Versailles. Elle fait des concerts réguliers à la chapelle royale de Versailles, dans de nombreux festivals en France et à l’étranger, auprès de... read full bio

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


Elle étudie tout d’abord le violoncelle puis la viole de gambe au conservatoire d’Aix-en-Provence où elle obtient son DEM pour ensuite se perfectionner à la Schola Cantorum de Bâle. C’est là bas que naît sa passion pour le chant.  En 2010 elle obtient son DEM de chant baroque au CMBV, le centre de musique baroque de Versailles. Elle fait des concerts réguliers à la chapelle royale de Versailles, dans de nombreux festivals en France et à l’étranger, auprès de différents ensembles : le concert spirituel, avec Hervé Niquet, la Capella Genevensis avec Claude Xavier Hollenstein, la Cappella reial de Catalunya avec Jordi Savall et Montserrat Figueras, Le Concert D’Astrée avec Emmanuelle Haïm. Son interêt pour le travail scénique lui permet de travailler au théâtre du soleil avec Etienne Perruchon, puis sur des scènes nationales avec la compagnie de danse chant musique et conte Myriam Dooge. Depuis 2016, elle chante avec l’ensemble « les Voix animées » dirigé par Luc 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.

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.

Stéphen Collardelle
Tenor

Né en 1984, Stéphen Collardelle débute ses études musicales au Conservatoire de Saint-Étienne, où il obtient un D.E.M de Formation Musicale, ainsi que des prix en Analyse et Piano. Parallèlement, il obtient un MASTER en musicologie à la Faculté de Saint Etienne. Passionné par la musique Baroque, il intègre en 2009 le Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles (CMBV). Cette structure lui permet de suivre les Masterclasses de Christine Sweitzer, Stephan Van Dyck, Maarten Koningsberger ou encore... read full bio

Stéphen Collardelle
Tenor


Né en 1984, Stéphen Collardelle débute ses études musicales au Conservatoire de Saint-Étienne, où il obtient un D.E.M de Formation Musicale, ainsi que des prix en Analyse et Piano. Parallèlement, il obtient un MASTER en musicologie à la Faculté de Saint Etienne. Passionné par la musique Baroque, il intègre en 2009 le Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles (CMBV). Cette structure lui permet de suivre les Masterclasses de Christine Sweitzer, Stephan Van Dyck, Maarten Koningsberger ou encore Alain Buet, mais également de participer à plusieurs productions avec le chœur des Pages et des Chantres, telles que Amadis de Jean-Baptiste Lully à l’Opéra-Théâtre d’Avignon en 2010. Toujours avec le CMBV, il enregistre Andromaque d’André Ernest Modeste Grétry et Le Carnaval de Venise d’André Campra avec l’orchestre du Concert Spirituel, sous la direction d’Hervé Niquet. Il est rappelé par Olivier Schneebeli pour chanter en soliste à la Chapelle Royale du château de Versailles un programme de « Grands Motets Français » avec l’Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin. A partir d’Octobre 2011, il participe à plus de 150 représentations du spectacle musical Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (Molière-Lully) avec l’ensemble musical La Rêveuse (dir. Benjamin Perrot). A partir de 2012, il enregistre plus de trente disques avec les 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), et travaille avec les ensemble Solistes XXI (dir. Rachid Safir), les Arts Florissants (dir. William Christie), ou encore l’ensemble les Cris de Paris (dir. Geoffroy Jourdain), avec lequel il vient d’effectuer en ce début d’année 2019 35 représentations du spectacle « Heptameron, Récit de la chambre obscure » adapté du recueil de Margueritte de Navarre et mis en scène par 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.

 

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).