Violin: 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 honors prize in Yolande Leroy's class. In 1997, he won the 1st 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 the first prize for 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 in 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 solo violin of the Douai Hauts-de-France Symphony Orchestra (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 Symphonic Orchestra, the Lower Normandy Ensemble, the Valentiana Orchestra, the Ensemble Cordes 21, in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Colombia, Algeria, Morocco ...).
Violin: Emma Duchemin
Emma Duchemin began her musical studies at the age of 6 at the Regional Conservatory of Douai. She obtains her DNOP in the class of Gautier Dooghe and is now pursuing a degree at the IMEP of Namur in the class of Marc Danel. She has participated in various masterclasses by Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Frédéric Laroque, Christophe Poiget, Alexis Galperine, Svetlin Roussev and Alexander Paley. She has worked with the Orchester symphonique de Douai and the Orchester de Picardie, and has performed chamber music with the Notte Bleue.
Alto : Clément Pimenta
Born in 2001 near Lille, Clément Pimenta began viola in the school of music of his hometown, Roncq, at the age of 9, in the class of Virginie Jacquin. Driven by his teacher, he quickly joined the Conservatory of Lille, in the class of Juliette Danel. He was admitted to the CNSMDP at the age of 15, unanimously, in the class of Jean Sulem, Odile Auboin and Marc Desmons. To complete his training, he had the opportunity among others to receive the advice of Tatjana Masurenko, Barbara Westphal, Francoise Gnéri, Lise Berthaud, Marc Danel ....
He had the chance to play in very large French venues such as the Philharmonie de Paris, The Olympia of Paris, the Palais des Congrès, the New Century of Lille, the Lille Opera, the Salle Gaveau, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the Cathedral of the Invalides .... During his first participation in an international competition, in Brussels in 2018, he obtained the 2nd prize, he is also laureate of the National Contest of Young Altistes 2016.
He plays an alto made for him by Frank Ravatin in 2018.
Cello : Angèle Dubois
Second year student at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp in the class of Justus Grimm, Angèle Dubois started the cello at the Conservatoire of Cambrai and obtained her DNOP in the class of Catherine Delanoue at CRR Douai in 2016 at the age of 15 years old. In 2017, she won the unanimous 1st prize in the Vulaines sur seine cello competition (higher level) and in 2018 she joined the "Young Bien Strings" orchestra. She has been taught by great cellists such as Jérôme Pernoo, Raphaël Pidoux, Christophe Beau, Marc-Didier Thirault, Frédéric Defossez ...
Cello: Frédéric Défossez
After studying the cello with Claude Brion and Guy Besnard, Frédéric Défossez is admitted unanimously by the jury at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris (CNSMDP) in the class of Jean-Marie Gamard. He receives the regular advice of Marc-Didier Thirault and Patrick Gabard and obtains the Diploma of Superior Cello Training and a first prize unanimously for chamber music (in string quartet formation) in the class of Jean Mouillère.
Received in Cycle of Improvement of chamber music (3rd Cycle) at the CNSMDP in the class of Jean Sulem, he participates in many Master-Classes including the quartet Takacs, the quartet Borodin, Veronika Hagen, Arto Noras, Valentin Erben or Bernard Greenhouse (Fine Arts trio).
As a soloist, she was heard in P. Tchaikovsky's nightlife during a concert broadcast live on Radio Canada (Lanaudière Festival, Quebec)
Chamber musician, he performed alongside Luc Héry, Alexei Moshkov, Lorenzo Gatto, Gautier Dooghe, Isabelle Moretti, Philippe Pierlot, Michel Michalakakos, Célimene Daudet, Emmanuel Rossfelder, Genevieve Laurenceau, Raphael Aubry, Pierre Genisson, Olivier Patey , Jocelyn Aubrun, Jean-Francois Duquesnoy, Marc-Didier Thirault and Romain Leleu and has notably participated in the creation of works by Philippe Hersant, Thierry Escaich, Valery Arzoumanov, Anthony Girard and Edith Canat de Chizy.
Passionate professor and holder of the Certificate of Aptitude (CA), he teaches cello at the Departmental Radiation Conservatory (CRD) of the Agglomeration Community of Cambrai.
Winner of the Societe Generale Mécénat Musical Foundation, Frédéric Défossez has been a member of the OPUS 62 string sextet since 2000.