After studying the recorder, piano and double bass, François Joubert-Caillet studied the viola da gamba with Paolo Pandolfo at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, and the baroque improvisation with Rudolf Lutz. He was awarded First Prize as well as the Public’s Award at the Bruges International Chamber Music competition.
He has played with formations such as Les Talens Lyriques, Le Concert d’Astrée, La Chapelle Rhénane, La Cappella Mediterranea, Scherzi Musicali etc. with whom he has recorded for the labels Ricercar, Harmonia Mundi, K617, ZigZag Territoires, Sony etc. He leads L’Acheron with which he performs in several formations. His CDs Le Nymphe di Rheno (Johannes Schenck) in duo with Wieland Kuijken, The Fruit of Love (Anthony Holborne), The Ludi Musici (Samuel Scheidt) and the Pièces Favorites (Marin Marais) are released by Ricercar - Outhere.
Since 2014, he has begun recording the complete works of Marin Marais Pièces de Viole for Ricercar : this project will see the light in 2016 with a CD of Pièces Favorites by the composer, then the Books will be released until the final box set will be available in 2022 !
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