Percival Gilles


Born in 1987 into a family of musicians, Perceval Gilles began his musical studies at the age of six at the Montpellier Conservatory where he obtained his diplomas in violin and chamber music in 2003.

He was admitted at the age of sixteen to the National Conservatory of Music in Paris in the class of Olivier Charlier and Joanna Matkowska. In May 2008, he obtained his higher education diploma there with the mention very well as well as the Françoise Doreau prize, rewarding his interpretation of the Sequence for violin by Luciano Berio.

Eager to acquire a musical training as broad and complete as possible, he studied musical writing and conducting, as well as chamber music with Alain Meunier, David Walter, Itamar Golan, Marc Coppey and Vladimir Mendelssohn .

In 2007, he founded the Atanassov trio with Sarah Sultan on cello and Pierre-Kaloyann Atanassov on piano. In 2015 he formed a string quartet with Amaury Coeytaux, Léa Hennino and Victor Julien-Laferrière.

Since then, the trio has been awarded numerous prizes, the most significant of which are undoubtedly the 1st prize at the Schumann international chamber music competition in Frankfurt, a Diapason d'or for the Dvořák-Smetana record, a 3rd prize at the international competition. of chamber music from Osaka as well as to the international Joseph Haydn competition in Vienna.

Perceval Gilles regularly performs in renowned halls or festivals such as the Wigmore Hall in London, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Folles Journées, the Cortot hall, the Cité de la Musique, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Schloss Esterhazy d ' Eisenstadt, the Philharmonic of Sofia.

Perceval Gilles plays on a violin made in 1875 by Georges Cunault. The acquisition of this instrument was made possible thanks to the Meyer foundation.


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