Violin, nyckelharpa, mandolin

Age: 29 years old

Country: France

Colin began his musical training at the age of four through traditional music. Immersed from childhood in a very broad musical universe, he initiated himself at the age of nine to various instruments such as mandolins, nyckelharpa, hardingfele, guiterne, citole, viola d’amore, baritone violin… and thus acquired a solid background as a multi-instrumentalist musician. At the same time, he pursues an academic curriculum: after studying violin, piano and organ at the Conservatoire Darius Milhaud in Aix-en-Provence, he was admitted in 2018 to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon, in the baroque violin class of Odile Édouard, where he is currently pursuing a master’s degree.
Open to all styles of music, he does not hesitate to approach, according to his different experiences, in addition to his favourite domains which are traditional music and early music, genres such as jazz, contemporary music or improvisation, by also being interested in music for theatre, dance and cinema. It is in this last field that he signed in 2012 the music of the documentary film “Haut-Alpins” by Fred Lafont-Féraud, as well as a piece of original music for the film “Nanook of the North”, created in cine-concert in 2019 on commission of the Festival of Chaillol.
In 2012, he was admitted to the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra, where he participated several times in the Symphonic Session and then in the Medinea Session, under the direction of François-Xavier Roth, Gianandrea Noseda, Alain Altinoglu and Fabrizio Cassol. He is also a member of the Violons du Rigodon, a minstrel band of 12 violinists playing the traditional repertoire of the Dauphiné fiddlers. His curiosity and interest in the many facets of music have led him to collaborate with many artists from different backgrounds, such as traditional musicians Patrick Vaillant, Françoise Atlan, Moneim Adwan, Gabriel Lenoir, Manu Théron, the baroque ensembles Amarillis, Le Concert Spirituel, the Ensemble baroque de Nice, the crystallist Michel Deneuve, the violinist Anne Gravoin, the Chœur Régional d’Auvergne, the electro-pop group Deluxe, the actors and directors Francis Huster, Didier Rousselet and Côme de Bellescize…