Raphaëlle Pacault, VIOLIN/VIOLA

Raphaëlle first studied at the conservatory in Rennes before she moved to Paris. Interested in chamber music, she played with ensembles such as the Camerata Gregoriana, the Octet Scordatura, and various string quartets. At the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon, she further studied violin and chamber music before attending Michaela Martin's class at the Hochschule für Musik in Köln, Germany. She has since performed and toured in Europe, Asia and Australia, with orchestras including Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, Orchestre National de Lyon, Verbier Orchestra, Orquestra del Palau de las Artes Reina Sofia in Valencia, under the direction of William Christie, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Peter Eötvös, Emmanuel Krivine and Kazushi Ono among others. Raphaëlle started studying the baroque violin in September 2008 at the Ensemble-Akademie in Freiburg with Petra Müllejans, and in April 2009 was admitted to the Universität der Künste in Berlin where she studies with Irmgard Huntgeburth.