Lucile Chionchini
Lucile Chionchini was born in Lyon where she started to play the violin at the age of six. After her first diploma in chamber music and violin at the conservatory in Villeurbanne, she moved to Paris and studied viola with Bruno Pasquier and chamber music with the famous Ysaÿe String Quartet. She discovered the lyric repertoire with the French opera singer Anne-Marie Blanzat and began her education as a singer. In 2005 she moved to Germany, where she studied opera singing with Dorothea Wirtz and viola with Sylvie Altenburger at the University of Music Freiburg.After participating in projects with Gottfried von der Goltz, Michael Behringer and Robert Hill, she discovered her love for baroque music and started to specialize in this field at the Ensemble Academy Freiburg with the viola player Annette Schmidt. In 2010, she graduated with distinction and continued her studies with a Masters in historical viola playing with Petra Müllejans at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts.
In 2012, Lucile was a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO). Lucile works with several ensembles and orchestras throughout Europe as a singer and viola player, such as the Freiburger Barockorchester, Les Passions de l'Ame, Les Ambassadeurs and Les Inventions. She has worked under the direction of Ton Koopman, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Petra Müllejans, Alexis Kossenko, Patrick Ayrton and Andrea Marcon, among others.
She has recorded for the labels Harmonia Mundi, Deutsche Grammophon and Spektral, and for such radio senders as France Musique, Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk and Hessischer Rundfunk. She is member of Ensemble l'Autre mOnde, which specializes in baroque and contemporary music.