Soloist, chamber musician, conductor, teacher and researcher, cellist Christophe Coin has also associated his name with several ensembles with which he has recorded some fifty discs: the Ensemble baroque de Limoges, which he directed for twenty-two years until 2012 (Victoires de la Musique for Bach’s Cantatas with piccolo cello); and the Quatuor Mosaïques, created more than thirty years ago, which is a benchmark in the Viennese classical repertoire (2 Gramophone Awards for Haydn).
He has also recorded as a soloist with the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, II Giardino Armonico, The Academy of Ancient Music, Concentus Musicus, and the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, among others.
His most recent recordings are Vol. 3 of the Vivaldi Concertos for the Vivaldi Edition (Naïve Classique), a tribute to the cellist Auguste Tolbecque (Passacaille) and Anton Reicha’s Symphonie Concertante for 2 cellos and orchestra (Claves) to be released this autumn.
His curiosity and taste for all the arts have led him to collaborate in the cinema (Andrzej Zutawski’s La Note bleue, Alain Corneau’s Tous les matins du monde), the ballet (creation of Bach Suite in duet with Rudolf Nureyev in 1984) and the theatre (Molière’s Bourgeois gentilhomme (2014), Maeterlinck (2015) and Marivaux (2018-19) directed by Denis Podalydès).
Passionate about instrument making and the questions it raises for today’s performers, Christophe Coin is the initiator of colloquia and meetings on organology. First prize in cello at the age of sixteen at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (CNSMDP) in the class of André Navarra, Christophe Coin later learned the viola da gamba with Jordi Savall at the Schola Cantorum in Basel and currently teaches these instruments at both institutions.