Emmanuelle Guigues studied the viola da gamba with Jordi Savall, Paolo Pandolfo and Christophe Coin. She appears on stage and records with numerous and varied ensembles. Mindful of maintaining a vivacious relationship with her art and the instrument, she is intensely involved in contemporary creation for the viola da gamba.

Her personal research also takes her along the path of traditional music, in the singular register of the Caucasian Kamânsheh, to which she was initiated by Gaguik Mouradian. More than anything it is a timbre, but also the immediacy of musical speech which calls out to her in that precise repertoire. She joyfully travels to wherever her instruments may take her: Ethiopia, Syria, Iran, India, Romania, Brazil… and actively nurtures partnerships with other forms of expression such as theatre, or dance.

She has recorded three albums as a soloist: Bach’s Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord (Choc du Monde de la Musique), the Pièces de Viole by François Couperin, as well as an opus dedicated to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, with the fortepianist Daniel Isoir. She teaches viola da gamba at the National School of Music in Villeurbanne, as well as at the Versailles Conservatory and, thanks to her students, continues to learn.

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