Christophe Desjardins

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Christophe Desjardins (born April 24, 1962 in Caen ; † February 13, 2020 ) was a French violist .


Desjardin came to the Conservatoire de Paris at the age of 20 in the class of Serge Collot . In 1985 he switched to Bruno Giuranna at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin , and one year later he won the international "Maurice Vieux" competition.

Career as a musician

He became principal violist at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. In 1990 he became a member of the Ensemble InterContemporain . In 1995 Desjardins recorded Luciano Beriossequence VI for the DGG . Desjardins premiered his work "Alternatim" in 1997 in Amsterdam: concerts in Carnegie Hall and at the Salzburg Festival followed.

University professor

In addition to the numerous world premieres, Desjardins was involved as a teacher at numerous universities, including the Juilliard School , New York. From 2010 to 2013 he taught at the Detmold University of Music .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Mort de Christophe Desjardins, altiste engagé de la création musicale. Retrieved February 13, 2020 (French).