Gautier Dooghe began his musical studies of violin at the age of six at the National Conservatory of Lille. It was there that he unanimously won the gold medal and the honors prize in Yolande Leroy’s class. In 1997, he won the sonata formation first prize at the Concours Radio France. He joined in 1997 the class of Boris GARLITZKY and Jean-Jacques KANTOROW at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris. Gautier Dooghe won a first prize unanimously for violin in 2000 and the first prize for chamber music in the class of Christian IVALDI and Ami FLAMMER.
Then he continues his training with Jean-Jacques KANTOROW at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Rotterdam and works with artists such as the violinistTibor VARGA in Sion, the ISAYE Quartet in Paris and the Trio WANDERER (Ensembles in residence of La Roque d’Anthéron) .
Since 2003, he has been solo violin of the Symphony Orchestra of Douai-Hauts-de-France Region with which he regularly performs as a soloist. He also plays with other orchestras such as Ensemble de Basse-Normandie, Valentiana Orchestra, Ensemble Cordes 21 (Bach Concertos, Beethoven, Brahms Double Concerto, Lalo’s Spanish Symphony, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons) and from Piazzola …).
Gautier Dooghe is passionate about pedagogy,
He is currently professor of violin at CRR Douai.
In 2009, he founded Ensemble Cordes 21, where he is the solo violin and artistic director. They perform with such artists as Xavier Phillips, Marc Coppey, Guillaume Coppola, Bernard Soustrot, Marylin Frascone …
He performs in chamber music with partners such as Alain Raës, Guillaume Coppola, Mara Dobresco (piano), cellist Sébastien Van Kuijk and violist Cyril Pasquier.
Gautier Dooghe is the artistic director of the Valjoly Musical Encounters from 2012 to 2014 and the Ars Terra Piano Festival in 2010. Since 2015, he has participated in the Master-class Musica Reservata in Bruges.
He plays an 18th century French violin by Jacques Bocquay and a bow by Jean-Marc Panhaleux.