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Valentin Tournet

Musician

Evolving in a musical environment since his birth in 1996, Valentin Tournet started viola da gamba at the age of five and quickly became passionate about this instrument. He obtained his 1st prize for viola da gamba and chamber music at the age of fourteen.

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

For several years, he perfected with Jérôme Hantaï, Emmanuelle Guigues and participated in the Académie de Sablé.

Subsequently, he went to Brussels to follow Philippe Pierlot's courses at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, then at the CNSM in Paris with Christophe Coin. He receives advice from Jordi Savall with whom he shares this common passion for the art of improvisation. Under the impulse of this abundant musical life, it occurs quite naturally, from its thirteen years, as a soloist during concerts, tours, festivals across 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 be passionate about the direction he learned under the teaching of Pierre Cao. He meets Philippe Herreweghe and follows his work within his ensembles.

In 2017, he founded La Chapelle Harmonique, which brought together a choir and an orchestra on period instruments. The first concerts took place at the Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles.

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

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