Consort of three ...
Joseph Sage : countertenor, percussions.
With a vocal range of over three octaves, he can explore a wide repertoire going all the way from primitive polyphony to contemporary music.
On prestigious stages such as the Opéra Comique in Paris and in various festivals like Avignon, Joseph Sage performed modern operas such as "Orden" and "Addio Garibaldi" by Girolamo Arrigo as well as
"The Devil In The Bottle" by Denis Beauchamp.
|Sophie Toussaint :
She received a gold medal for the recorder at the Conservatoire National de
Tours and also passed the Diplôme Supérieur de Pédagogie. Since 1989,
she made several recordings for the labels ADDA, Calliope, Hachette, etc.
She also takes an active part in the productions of the choir Arsys
directed by Pierre Cao, of the ensembles Clément Janequin, Jacques Moderne, les Eléments
and Ludus Modalis.
Thierry Meunier : lute, renaissance guitar and viol.
He studied the guitar, the lute and early music interpretation with Javier
Hinojosa at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and at the Schola Cantorum
He has also attended lessons with the lutenist Paul O'Dette and has given numerous concerts in
France and abroad, playing solo or in lute duet and with various consorts.
His publications are edited by Editions Transatlantiques (Paris) and Heinrichshofen's Verlag (Wilhemshaven).
Thierry Meunier teaches classical guitar and early music at the Ecole de Musique du Pays de Fougères. He is also the creator of the Summer Academy in Fougères.
He made several recordings for the labels ADDA, Pluriel, A-438, BNL and Cypres (Brussels).
|Marie-Noëlle Visse : recorders and dulcian.
She studied the recorder at the Ecole Nationale de Musique in Angoulême and in the Netherlands with
Marion Verbruggen at the Music Conservatory in Utrecht.
She got her diploma in 1988 and is presently the recorder teacher at the Conservatoire National
in Nantes as well as in Paris.
She gives concerts at home and abroad and is the coordinator of the Early Music Department of the Conservatoire National
|Christine Vossart : recorders, bagpipe.
With a gold medal for the recorder and music history, she also won a prize in baroque music at the Conservatoire National
She performs early music as well as traditional music. With the ensemble Stravaganza she was rewarded with a golden diapason by the French CD magazine.
She has just published the Fontegara, a FRench translation of the treatise by Ganassi.
Presently she teaches at the Conservatoire National de Musique in Calais.
Francoise Defours : recorders.
After finishing her studies at the Ecole Nationale de Musique in
Angoulême with a gold medal, Françoise Defours obtained a soloist diploma from the Conservatory in Rotterdam, thanks to a Lavoisier grant.
She performed in many festivals in France, like at the Abbey of Thoronet, the Arts Lyriques in Seine et Marne, the Royal Chapel in Versailles, in Musicora and the Coup de Coeur Péniche Opéra.
She also participated in festivals abroad like Music and Walls in Dover, Helge Domp Stichting in Amsterdam, Holland, or La Otra Musica in Valladolid (Spain) as well as at the Lago Maggiore in Italy.
Jean-Marie Poirier : lute, theorbo, renaissance guitar and viol.
He studied the lute and early music with Javier Hinojosa at the National Music School in Le Raincy and he also attended workshops with Hopkinson Smith. As a concert player, in duet (A Due Liuti), in consort (Le Trésor d'Orphée and other
ensembles) he has played everywhere in France and abroad and made several recordings.
He is also a continuo specialist and works with such ensembles as the London Pro Cantione Antiqua, Ensemble Jacques Moderne, L'Astrée, Les Menus Plaisirs or the Ensemble Vocal de L'Abbaye Aux Dames in
He appears in the film by Alain Corneau, "All the Mornings of the World" in which he
embodies the private teacher of Sainte-Colombe's daughters.
His research on music of the 16th and 17th centuries have been published by Cornetto Verlag in Stuttgart (Germany).