Born in 1995 in a family of musicians, Florestan Raës began studying violin at the conservatories of Douai, Cambrai and Roubaix at a very young age. He manages to reconcile intense work of this instrument – four to five hours a day – and the preparation of a Bachelor of Music TMD (June 2013).
In 2011, he performed at the Musée de la Piscine in Roubaix in the Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin by J-S. Bach, under the direction of Olivier Grandjean.
He plays in quartet at CRR Lille and participates in several summer academies (Sibor Varga in Sion, Guérande, Val Joly). In July 2012, he takes part in the Clef de Soleil Festival, in Lille.
Since September 2012, Florestan has been studying at CRR Lille, in Professional Education Cycle (class of Yolande Leroy), for young violinists whose teachers expect the most brilliant results.
The Normandy Coast, Ocean Shore concert is his first participation at the Albert Roussel International Festival. He will be responsible for interpreting, with his father Alain Raës, the first movement of a sonata for violin and piano that the young Paul Paray conceived in Rome and created in Paris, in March 1914, accompanying on the piano his friend Hélène Jourdan Morhange, who will become Maurice Ravel’s favorite violinist.