Having started off as a pianist and cellist, Noémie Lenhof fell in love with the viola da gamba while she was studying heritage conservation at the École Nationale des Chartes in 2013. After initially being guided by Christine Plubeau, she joined Christophe Coin’s class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in 2017, graduating with a unanimously-awarded mark of "Très Bien” in 2022.
The viola da gamba is a multifaceted instrument with a wide variety of repertoires, and offers infinite scope which Noémie loves to explore. First and foremost there is chamber music, which she performs regularly with well-known musicians such as Olivier Baumont, Hugo Reyne and Alexis Kossenko, and also with her long-time partner-in-crime, the harpsichordist Guillaume Haldenwang. Together, they won the F.J. Aumann prize at the 2019 International Biber competition (Austria).
Very early on in her career, Noémie also joined various larger ensembles, with which she enjoys honing her skills on - amongst other things - the basso continuo. These include Les Musiciens du Louvre (Marc Minkowski), Les Ambassadeurs - La Grande Ecurie (Alexis Kossenko), Artaserse (Philippe Jaroussky), Correspondances (Sébastien Daucé), Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien (François Lazarevitch), etc.
Finally, Noémie has recently made her name as a soloist, giving a number of recitals both in France and abroad (Château de Goulaine, Oude Muziek Utrecht, etc.). “Marin Marais, Le Manuscrit Retrouvé” is her first album.