The award-winning gambist joins the roster of the French agency for general management


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L’Agence artist management has announced the signing of French viola da gambist Salomé Gasselin to its roster for general management. 

Gasselin’s career has been marked by numerous awards: among others, she was unanimously awarded the grand prize at the 2020 Gianni Bergamo Music Award, and she received the second prize at the 2020 Bach-Abel competition. Her first album, Récit (Mirare), has been released in 2023 and in 2024 she has been nominated for young instrumental soloist of the year (’Révélation soliste instrumental’) at the Victoires de la Musique Classique, France’s highest classical music awards.

She studied first at the CNSMD of Lyon with Marianne Muller, then at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague with Philippe Pierlot, and at the Mozarteum Univertsity of Salzburg with Vittorio Ghielmi. Gasselin performs with many of the world’s leading ensembles – Pygmalion, Jupiter, Masques, Ratas del Viejo Mundo, le Poème Harmonique, and Capriccio Stravante – and has played at Wigmore Hall, the Musikverein of Vienna, the Paris Philharmonic, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Elbphilharmonie, among others. 

As a soloist and in chamber music, she performs at the Folles journées de Nantes, Thüringe Bachwochen, La Roque d’Anthéron in collaboration with Justin Taylor, Emmanuel Arakélian, Emmanuel Frankenberg, Mathias Ferré, Pablo Sosa del Rosario and Jonathan Zehnder. She will form her own viol consort this year.

Gasselin is a professor of music at the Pierre Barbizet Conservatory of Marseille, where she created the viola da gamba class in 2021.

L’Agence represents several string players, including violinist Amandine Beyer, cellist Anne Gastinel, violist Timothy Ridout as well as the Arod and Kitgut Quartets.

Watch Gasselin perform Récit here:

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