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. 


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).