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David Plantier
David Plantier began how to play the violin at age 5. Following modern violin studies at the Geneva Conservatory, he devotes himself to the baroque violin at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, in Chiara Banchini's class. There is as also discover his passion for musical research.
His studies completed with excellence in 1997, David Plantier quickly joins the most renowned European ensembles. He is today a much in demand first violin and soloist with the most celebrated baroque conductors, and has also worked with René Jacobs, Chiara Banchini and Martin Gester. He was first violin with the Swiss La Cetra orchestra, which he has also directed for two recordings dedicated to Brescianello and Venturini. Today he is first violin of the Concert d'Astrée directed by Emmanuelle Haïm, one of the leading baroque orchestra in Europa, and regularly collaborates with Jordi Savall's Concert des nations, Café Zimmermann and Amarillis ensembles.
His interest for lesser known repertoires has encouraged him to conduct numerous researches and to start his own ensemble in 2004, Les Plaisirs du Parnasse, in order to share the harvest of his work. In so doing, he records J.P. von Westhoff's Sonates pour violon et basse continue, a record unanimously acclaimed by European critics which allows the ensemble to perform in Europe and Japan's biggest early music festivals. Two recordings dedicated to J.J. Walther and H. Biber follow. David Plantier carries on bringing original projects to the public, such as the recent Abracada-Bach, based on transcripts he himself devised from works for organ by J.S. Bach for strinf instruments ensemble, a most delightful way to apprehend in a new light the gems created by the greatest baroque composer. He teaches at the Musik-Akademie in Basel.

He frequently plays with the Amarillis ensemble, and has been featured on several of our recordings: Vivaldi's Concertos (Ambroisie-Naïve, 2003), Telemann - Voyageur virtuose (Ambroisie-Naïve, 2007), A Music Party (AgOgique, 2011) and Effervescence Concertante (Evidence classics, 2017).

He plays a violin made in 1750 by an unknown Tyrolian luthier.