Festival Lille Clef de Soleil

Gautier Dooghe

It was at the age of six that Gautier Dooghe began his musical studies of violin at the National Conservatory of Lille. He successively and unanimously won the gold medal and the advanced prize in Yolande Leroy‘s class. In 1997, he won in sonata formation the first prize at the Concours de Radio-France (The Tournaments of the Kingdom of Music). In 1997 he joined Boris Garlitzky’s class and then Jean-Jacques Kantorow at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris. He won first prize unanimously in 2000 and first prize in chamber music in the class of Christian Ivaldi and Ami Flammer. He continues his training with Jean-Jacques Kantorow at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Rotterdam and works with artists such as the violinist Tibor 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 principal violinist of the Symphony Orchestra of Douai-Hauts-de-France Region (of which Jean-Jacques Kantorow is the principal conductor) and with which he regularly performs as a soloist and with other orchestras such as the Colombian National Symphony Orchestra, the Lower Normandy Ensemble, the Valentiana Orchestra, the Ensemble Cordes 21, in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Colombia, Algeria, Morocco …).

He performs in chamber music, with partners such as Alexander Paley, Maurizio Baglini, Olaf John Laneri, Guillaume Coppola, Mara Dobresco, Alain Raës, Eliane Reyes (piano), Sébastien Van Kuijk, Silvia Chiesa (cello), Jean- Luc Votano, Julien Bénéteau (clarinet), Denis Simándy (horn), Francis Perrin and Élisabeth Duda (comedians) …

He is part of the Johanna trio with pianist Galina Ermakova and horn player Denis Simándy with whom he also created a variable geometry ensemble “La Notte bleue”.

Passionate about pedagogy, he is currently a professor at CRR Douai.

He participates since 2016 in the Master-classes of Château de Chabenet.

A CD project of Sonatas by Delvincourt, Paray and La Presle will be released by Azur Classical in 2018.

He plays an 18th century French violin by Jacques Bocquay and a bow by Jean-Marc Panhaleux.