Classically trained musician, I was also very young interested in other musical styles, in parallel with my studies at the conservatory ... at 10 years a real electroshock has arrived with the discovery of the mythical albums "Appetite for Destruction" by Guns'N 'Roses and' Master of Puppets' by Metallica; from there was born a real passion for Hard Rock and Metal ... in addition to the classic ...
Much later, and for the anecdote, my gift when I succeed at Paris Conservatory entrance examination in the cello class, was a Kirk Hammett (Metallica) signature guitar! Guitar that I still owe…

The Paris Conservatory’s era was very rich in learning, meetings, experiences; in addition to preparations for international competitions, various concerts in chamber music, I began to work as substitute cellist in the Paris Opera orchestra, an experience that lasted for 5 years as "additional to full time "and fascinated me in its entirety: discovery of a part of the repertoire, but also of this complete art where mingle musicians, singers, technicians, dancers, directors, costume designers, etc., ...
I also made friends who were in training FSMS (sound engineer) and allowed me to do my first sessions and develop the taste of high end gear!

When in 2002 I’ve had the opportunity to integrate Apocalyptica, this Finnish cello quartet known for its coverings of Metal, a dream came true by bringing together the best of both worlds: high-level cello playing Metallica ! Even though my time in the band was short, it was of great importance for the evolution of my career, my first steps in professional studios and my growing interest in sound recording ...

2004 was truly a pivotal and decisive year in my life as a musician: I went as principal cello to the NDR Orchestra in Hamburg, and this is the year I met Armand Amar, Daniel Mille and Jean -Louis Trintignant; 15 years later we are still working together! Armand Amar is a renowned composer who called me that year to play in the soundtrack of the movie « Le Couperet" directed by Costa-Gavras, a collaboration that has continued over the years on many other soundtracks (see Discography ).
The meeting with Daniel and Jean-Louis was made during the creation of the show "Apollinaire" at the Théâtre de la Madeleine in Paris ... a true complicity was born and we have since made hundreds of dates with our shows "Apollinaire" , "Vian Prévert Desnos" and lately "Trintignant Mille Piazzolla", not to mention the purely musical projects with Daniel only: accordion / cello duo, trio with the Oudist Driss El Maloumi, quintet with the project on Piazzolla (3 cellos, accordion and double bass on arrangements by the brilliant Samuel Strouk).

Following my experience with Apocalyptica, the need to have my own band was obvious ... but no question of redoing a cello ensemble playing rock! Working my guitar for a number of years, and composing in this style with this instrument, I naturally thought just integrate an electric cello to a basic rock line-up, voice / guitar / bass / drums, the cello being in term of ambitus midway between the bass and the guitar ...from that was born Angher (see Angher).

The fact of having rubbed shoulders with magnificent recording studios as well as great sound engineers (special mentions to Vincent Joinville of the studio Babel and Tristan Devaux) gave me the desire to have my own studio; This came to fruition in September 2017 thanks to the support and valuable advices of Armand Amar who greatly helped me in the design and the choice of equipments: high quality, and especially adapted to the sound of my instruments.



This studio, Beats & Bows Production, is a wonderful working tool that also allows me to explore the lands of movies soundtracks, with the latest composition and recording of additional music for "Mia and the White Lion" "by Gilles De Maistre, and the music of Leopold Legrand's" Mort aux codes "(see Musiques de film).




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