Artists


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Julien Chauvin

France

ARTONOV at the Villa Carpentier
Violin & direction

Julien Chauvin was attracted at an early age by the Baroque revolution and the new wave of historically informed performance practice using period instruments, and moved to the Netherlands to train at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Vera Beths, who founded L’Archibudelli with Anner Bylsma.

In 2003, he was a prizewinner at the International Early Music competition in Bruges. Since then he has performed as a soloist in South America, South Africa and Georgia, while at the same time playing in the leading European Baroque ensembles, before founding in 2005 Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, which he directed jointly with Jérémie Rhorer for ten years.

Realising his desire to bring back to life a celebrated ensemble of the eighteenth century, in 2015 he formed a new orchestra, Le Concert de la Loge. The ambitions of this modern recreation have been demonstrated by its exploration of forgotten works from the French orchestral and vocal-operatic repertory, but also of innovative forms of direction (the ensemble is directed from the violin) and concert formats encouraging spontaneous and imaginative reactions from the audience.

In parallel with this, he continues his collaboration with the Quatuor Cambini-Paris, formed in 2007, with which he performs the string quartets of Jadin, David, Gouvy, Mozart, Gounod and Haydn.

Julien Chauvin has recorded concertante works by Haydn, Beethoven and Berlioz on the Eloquentia and Ambroisie-Naïve labels. In 2016 he began recording Haydn’s complete ‘Paris’ Symphonies with Le Concert de la Loge for Aparté.

He regularly appears in recital with Jean-François Heisser, Alain Planès, Christophe Coin, Justin Taylor and Olivier Baumont. He and Baumont recorded the disc ‘À Madame’ at Versailles Palace.

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Karine Crocquenoy

France

ARTONOV at the Villa Carpentier
Violin

Karine is a deeply responsive musician whose sensibilities were nurtured behind the scenes at the Orchestre National de France, where she spent her entire childhood with her musician parents.

Smiling, elegant, always there for others, she enchants audiences with her radiant stage presence and the subtlety of her playing.

She is a founding member of the Quatuor Cambini-Paris. This string quartet, formed in 2007, has received unanimous acclaim from the critics of such publications as Diapason, Classica, Le Monde, Le Figaro, Les Échos, The New York Timesand Télérama.

Within the quartet, she also excels in logistics – perhaps even with a touch of perfectionism!

Her sound palette on the classical violin – in which she graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris – has been enriched over time by the warm colours of gut strings and all the period bows that shape each musical line.

For many years now she has combined her energies with the members of Le Concert de la Loge (Julien Chauvin) and Les Talens Lyriques (Christophe Rousset).

An indefatigable traveller, she appears in festivals and prestigious concert halls around the world, among them such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and the Berlin Philharmonie.

Her discography includes more than forty recordings with such labels as Ambroisie, Naïve, Aparté, Harmonia Mundi, Palazzetto Bru Zane and Virgin Classics.

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Pierre-Éric Nimylowycz

France

ARTONOV at the Villa Carpentier
Viola

Upon first discovering orchestra and chamber music within the walls of the music school of his childhood, just outside Paris, Pierre-Eric Nimylowycz felt destined to become a musician.

Faithful to these first feelings of artistic joy, he studied violin, baroque violin and viola with Nathanaëlle Marie, Patrick Bismuth, Manuel Solans and François Fernandez; harmony and counterpoint with Raphaël Picazos, Pierre Pincemaille and Loïc Mallié; and orchestration with Olivier Kaspar, first at the Boulogne Conservatoire, and then later at the Paris and Lyon conservatories of Music (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique) before receiving his Bachelor of Musicology at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne.

Thereafter, he had the opportunity to play chamber music with artists such as Patrick Cohen, Olivier Beaumont, Jaap Schröder, François Fernandez, Cécile Agator, Stéphanie Marie-Degand, Jérôme Pernoo, Henri Demarquette and Sergey Malov, in ensembles such as Le Cercle de l’Harmonie (Jérémie Rhorer), Le Concert d’Astrée (Emmanuelle Haïm), Ricercar Consort (Philippe Pierlot) and Les Talens Lyriques (Christophe Rousset).

He is particularly interested in the string quartet repertoire as a viola player. It was with a desire to explore new musical horizons through the rediscovery of neglected works that he joined the Cambini-Paris Quartet in 2010.

He has since recorded the world premiere of Terra Desolata, composed by Thierry Escaïch, for a baroque ensemble.

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Grégoire Korniluk

France

ARTONOV at the Villa Carpentier
Cello

Atypical, diverse and ambitious, this is how one could describe the musical career of Gregoire Korniluk, a cellist with many facets.

Grégoire Korniluk has performed as a soloist in Europe and the United States, and he has been invited to chamber music festivals such as Cobham (UK), South Hadley (USA), Cordes sur ciel, Auvers sur Oise, Festival de violoncelles de Beauvais etc.

He has played regularly with the Paris Opera Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, solo cello with the Orchestre National de Bordeaux etc. 

In 2004, he met the accordionist Daniel Mille and the actor Jean-Louis Trintignant, who have since become his constant companions. Together they have performed hundreds of times their shows “Apollinaire”, “3 Poètes Libertaires”, acclaimed by the press as well as by the public.

Numerous jazz personalities have relied on his talent, both in concert and in the studio, such as Daniel Mille, Ibrahim Maalouf, Hugh Coltman, Diego Imbert, Frank Woeste, Greg Hutchinson, Driss El Maloumi, Ballaké Sissoko.

His pleasure of sharing the stage being the common thread of his artistic encounters, chamber music naturally finds its place; with pianist Jean-Frédéric Neuburger and long-time accomplice Sarah Nemtanu, concertmaster of the Orchestre National de France, they created the Neuburger-Nemtanu-Korniluk Trio in 2020

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Vincenzo Casale

Italy

ARTONOV in the Villa Carpentier (second part)
Clarinet

Vincenzo Casale (1981) is an Italian clarinet player and conductor, who has specialized in historical performance practice with original instruments. He is much in demand throughout Europe and North America both as a soloist and a chamber music player, and in recent years has been invited to take part in several projects as a guest conductor and artistic director. He has performed in solo and chamber music concerts with artists such as forte-pianists Claire Chevallier, Boyan Vodenitcharov and Viviana Sofronisky, as well as playing chamber music with Sergei Istomin, Roel Dieltiens, Paul Dombrecht, Marcel Ponseele and Genevieve Soly.

Besides collaborating on tours throughout Europe and America in recent years, one can cite those with the Orchestre des Champs Elysées, the Chambre Philharmonique, the Orchestra of the 18th century, Freiburger Barockorchester, Concerto Köln, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, Les Agremens, Concert Spirituel, Il Fondamento, Das Neue Orchester,Kölner academie, Opera Fuoco, Philidor, Harmony of Nations, Ecurie et Chambre du Roi, Anima Eterna, Les talens lyrique, Bachorchester Hannover, Camerata Silesia, Cercle dell’ Harmonie…

He also owns a remarkable collection of historical clarinets with many romantic French and German originals (Pöschl, Osterried, Guerre, Simiot, Greve, Widman, Lefevre…). 

He is Professor of historical clarinet at the Gent Royal Conservatory and also teaches at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. 

Vincenzo Casale is founder and artistic director of the ARTONOV Festival. 

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Thomas Luks

Belgium

My ears are dancing
The listening body

Concept and cello 

Thomas Luks studied at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel and obtained his first prize cello with Roel Dieltiens, while also studying early chamber music with Paul Dombrecht. He then specializes in baroque cello with Lidewij Scheifes and during various masterclasses (with Bruno Cocset, among others).

Thomas Luks collaborates with numerous ensembles such as Le Cercle de l’Harmonie (Jérémie Rohrer), Les Arts Florissants (William Christie), Les Agrémens (Guy Van Waas),  Anima Eterna (Jos Van Immerseel) , Les Talens Lyriques (Christophe Rousset), La Petite Bande  (Sigiswald Kuijken) and Les Ambassadeurs (Alexis Kossenko). He was a member of La Chambre Philharmonique (Emmanuel Krivine) and a founding member of Il Fondamento (Paul Dombrecht).

As a chamber music player, he works with Bachplus, Il Gardellino, Stradivaria, and is a founding member of the pianoforte trio Inedito and the Tost string quartet.

Thomas Luks also works with dance and theater companies. He created ‘To Intimate’ with dancers/choreographers Mark Lorimer and Cynthia Loemij, ‘Minnevozen’ with theater company Leporello, music theater pieces for children ‘D’Bremer Stadtmuzikanten’ and ‘Terra Nova’ with Dan Tanson and Virginie Descharmes, among others.

Marieke Bouche

France

My ears are dancing
The listening body

Violin

After studying in Lyon and then specialising in classical and romantic music in Saintes, she now performs in small ensembles as well as in large structures.

She is a violinist in numerous ensembles, baroque (Collegium Vocale Gent (P. Herreweghe), B’rock (R. Jacobs), and classicial and romantic (Cercle de l’Harmonie (J.Rohrer), Orhcestre des Champs Elysées (P. Herreweghe), Animan Aeterna (J. van Immerseel), le Concert de la Loge (J. Chauvin), Il Convito (Maud Graton).

In chamber music, she has been invited for various projects, including regularly in the following ensembles: Les Cris de Paris (G. Jourdain), Le Banquet Celeste (Damien Guillon), La Simphonie du Marais (H. Reyne), La Clique des lunaisiens (A. Marzorati). She is a member of a baroque group, Suonare e Cantare, and a variable-geometry ensemble ranging from sonata to chamber orchestra, with a classical and romantic repertoire, La Petite SYmphonie (D. Isoir). 

Since 2015, She has developped her activity in the theatre. In 2015, with the actress Cécile Coustillac, she created a concert-lecture bringing togehter Bach and Duras, that has been presented in numerous festivals. Her second creation, in collaboration with the puppet company Métaphores, stages a short story by Marguerit Yourcenar, “Commen Wang Fo fut sauvé” (How Wang Fo was saved), based on music ranging from Purcell to Debussy. In it she is both storyteller and musician.

Wendy Ruymen

Belgium

My ears are dancing
The listening body

Viola

Wendy Ruymen studied at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Bruxelles with Thérèse-Marie Gilissen. She graduated with a first prize for viola and chamber music, and later with the higher diploma for viola, magna cum lauda.

She then specialized in Classical and Romantic music performance practice with Jean-Philippe Vasseur in Saintes (F).

At the Koninklijk Muziekconservatorium Brussel she was a student of Sigiswald Kuijken.

Wendy collaborates with numerous renowned ensembles : Les Muffatti, B’Rock, L’Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Vox Luminis, Les Agrémens, Collegium Vocale Gent, Les Talens Lyriques, Ricercar Consort, Cappriccio Stravagante, Lingua Franca…

Mark Lorimer

United Kingdom

The listening body
Dancer 

Since graduating from the London School of Contemporary Dance in 1991, Mark Lorimer has worked as dancer, choreographer, teacher and rehearsal director. His main collaborations as a dancer have been with Rosas/Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker (1994- present) and with ZOO/Thomas Hauert (1997- 2005). Alongside these he has worked on many projects with (among others) Alix Eynaudi, Deborah Hay, Boris Charmatz, Kris Verdonck, Marten Spangberg, Drillet et Saldana (UPSBD) and Alain Buffard. He occasionally makes his own work and will be premiering a piece at the La Batie Festival in Geneva in September 2021 “Canon and On and On… » with independent dancers from the region. He teaches regularly at P.A.R.T.S., la Manufacture Lausanne (generating personal material and musical choreographic writing), CDC-Toulouse and for other institutions and independent dance organisations.

Damien Tresanini

France

My ears are dancing
Workshop animator

The listening body
Stage director

After studying music therapy and operatic singing, Damien Tresanini devoted himself to stage direction. Since 2011, he has been working with Annie Tasset for, among others, Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc) and L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel). At the Paris Opera, he has collaborated with Willy Decker, Isabelle Cardin and Duane Schuller for La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart) and La Fanciulla del West (Puccini). He assisted Armand Delcampe in L’Amant Jaloux at the Atelier Théâtre Jean Vilar in Louvain-la-neuve, and works regularly at the Opéra de la Monnaie: La Vestale (directed by Eric Lacascade), Foxie! La Petite Renarde Rusée (directed by Christophe Coppens), Orfeo & Majnun (directed by Martina Winkel and Airan Berg), Les Contes d’Hoffmann (directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski). His first production as author/stage director “La Querelle ou l’art de décrier ce qu’on n’entend pas” was premiered in Apt in 2016.

He regularly leads workshops for children on opera productions including The Little Sweep (Britten), Orfeo & Majnun, Bastien & Bastienne (Mozart). Recently he has collaborated with the Brussels Museum of Fine Arts and Solentra to offer workshops for children around the works on display at the museum.

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