Christophe Robert

Christophe Robert
Phd student in the Arts

Violinist, violist, musicologist, teacher, soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, historical instruments lover, Christophe Robert has always lived his passion for music in many different ways.

Professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris for Classical and Romantic performance practice, and Treatises and Ornamentation, Christophe Robert is also teaching violin and baroque violin at the Frédéric Chopin Conservatory in Paris. He was also professor at the Metz Conservatory and was invited by the Hanoi Music Academy in Viet Nam, for master classes and conferences. 

He studied violin at the Bordeaux National Conservatory with Micheline Lefebvre, where he obtained a Gold Medal and the Medal of Honor of the city of Bordeaux. At the age of 17, he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris as a student of Devy Erlih. After a Violin First Prize and a Master, he continued his studies in baroque violin, music history and pedagogy. Simultaneously, he obtained a Bachelor of musicology at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He did a postgraduate course in baroque violin with Lucy van Dael at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, and attended master classes with Isaac Stern, Augustin Dumay, Erick Friedman, among others.

Christophe Robert plays regularly with some of the best early music ensembles: Collegium Vocale Ghent (Philippe Herreweghe), Musica Antiqua Köln (Reinhard Goebel), Les Arts Florissants (William Christie), Les Talens Lyriques (Christophe Rousset), Les Musiciens du Louvre (Marc Minkowski), Le Concert d'Astrée (Emmanuelle Haïm) Café Zimmermann, Il Gardellino  (Marcel Ponseele) with whom he played in the greatest venues in Europe, Japan, USA, Australia, China, Singapore, South America. Founder member of the Orchestre des Champs Elysees (Philippe Herreweghe) and La Chambre Philharmonique (Emmanuel Krivine), he is also a member of the Dresdner Festspiel Orchester. He also collaborates regularly with more traditional ensembles, such as the Toulouse Capitol Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Rouen Opera, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra.

In the field of chamber music, Christophe Robert is a founding member of La Bergamasca (with Sébastien d'Herin and Alexis Kossenko), with whom he won several international competitions and played in the biggest ancient music festivals (Brugges, Ambonnay, Barcelona, Utrecht ...). In 2001, he also co-founded the "Musicians of Monsieur Croche", which aims to explore the French music on original instruments, through the critical writings of Debussy. The first recording, devoted to Rameau and published by Alpha received an enthusiastic welcome from the specialized press, including "ffff" from Telerama.

For the moment Christophe Robert works on a Phd in the Arts at KCB/VUB.