Valentin Tournet


Evolving in a musical environment since his birth in 1996, Valentin Tournet began playing the viola da gamba at the age of five and quickly developed a passion for this instrument. He obtained his first prizes in viola da gamba and chamber music at the age of fourteen.

At the same time, he was a member of the Children's Choir of the Opéra National de Paris, which allowed him to participate in numerous operas and concerts on prestigious stages (Opéra Bastille, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, tour in Syria and Jordan). 

For several years, he perfected his skills with Jérôme Hantaï, Emmanuelle Guigues and participated in the Sablé Academy. 

He then went to Brussels to study with Philippe Pierlot at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, and then at the CNSM in Paris with Christophe Coin. He received advice from Jordi Savall, with whom he shared a common passion for the art of improvisation. Under the impulse of this abundant musical life, he naturally performed, from the age of thirteen, as a soloist in concerts, tours and festivals throughout Europe. 

He made his solo debut at the MA Festival in Brugge and the Oude Muziek Festival in Utrecht.

His discovery of the orchestra during his years at the Opera led him to develop a passion for conducting, which he learned under the teaching of Pierre Cao. He met Philippe Herreweghe and followed his work in his ensembles. 

In 2017, he founded La Chapelle Harmonique, which brings together a choir and an orchestra on period instruments. The first concerts took place at the Chapelle Royale of the Château de Versailles. 

Artist in residence at the Fondation Singer-Polignac, he is supported by the Fondation Safran, the Fondation Meyer, Mécénat Musical Société Générale and the Porosus endowment fund.


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