Amélie Chemin


PROFESSOR OF viola da gamba and baroque cello at the Conservatory of Rennes (France)

Amélie Chemin, born in France in 1980, has completed her cello and chamber music studies with distinction in Caen and Lyon.  A deep fascination for the viola da gamba and early music lead her to courses with Jérôme Hantaï, Emmanuelle Guigues, Marianne Muller, Jordi Savall, Philippe Pierlot and Vittorio Ghielmi. In 2003 she moved to Basel, where she studied at the Schola Cantorum viola da gamba, baroque cello and fiddle with Paolo Pandolfo, Petr Skalka and Randall Cook. In 2008 she completed her studies with the diploma in viola da gamba. She performs regularly on various viole da gamba (from treble to bass, Renaissance and Baroque) as well as on the baroque cello. Since 2003 she took part in several projects with W. Christie, T. Koopmann, J. Savall, A. Marcon, P. Pandolfo, J. Rifkin, J. Christensen, B. Dickey, A. Rooley, V. Genaux and HM Linde. In early 2008 she began researching and exploring  the instrument Arpeggione,  on which she played the famous Schubert Sonata “Arpeggione” at the Gruyères Festival of Early Music in 2008. She is a member of the La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel and co-founder of the bass ensemble “Il Profondo”. Concerts lead her to France, Spain, Germany, England, Italy, Switzerland, Ukraine and Turkey. Since September 2009, she teaches viola da gamba and baroque cello at the Conservatory of Rennes (France).