“Ravishing, exhilarating, and uniquely beautiful” –BBC Music Magazine
“...France’s rising generation has some promising names. Topping that list for me is Le Consort founding violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte.” — THE STRAD
Théotime Langlois de Swarte, violin
Sophie de Bardonnèche, violin
Hanna Salzenstein, cello
Justin Taylor, harpsichord
Le Consort, a leading baroque chamber ensemble co-directed by harpsichordist Justin Taylor and violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte, comprises four young musicians who interpret the trio sonata repertoire with enthusiasm, sincerity, and modernity.
The group’s mission is to bring together compelling musical personalities in the service of chamber music from the repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. From Corelli to Vivaldi, from Purcell to Couperin, the dialogue between the two violins, a cello, and a harpsichord displays a wealth of contrasts between vocality, sensuality and virtuosity. Le Consort takes this genre, the quintessence of Baroque chamber music, and interprets it with a personal, dynamic, and colorful language.
Théotime Langlois de Swarte is a thrilling violinist whose virtuosity has earned rave reviews, and whose passion has introduced a whole new audience to Baroque music. He is the first baroque violinist to be nominated at the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2022 as a ‘Soliste instrumental’ and in the recording category.
With a core which has remained constant since their founding in 2016, Le Consort performances approach a level of musical integration typically found in long-standing string quartets. Le Consort is making its North American debut this year after having toured extensively throughout Europe and we couldn’t be more delighted to host their Southern California premiere.