Defined as a tightrope soloist, Augustin Lusson is one of the most singular baroque violinist of his generation. Noticed at the age of 18 by the violinist and conductor Sigiswald Kuijken, he followed him in 2016 on a Japan/Netherlands tour with La Petite Bande.

 

He is the co-founder and artistic director of The Beggar's ensemble ; a baroque ensemble whose intention is to revive the English instrumental repertoire of the 18th century. The first recording of the ensemble dedicated to the composer Richard Jones is a great success (Diapason d'or, Coup de coeur Classica).

 

He as recorded for Flora, Son an Ero, Alpha Classics, Erato, Maguelone.

 

Dedicated to self-production, Augustin decides in 2020 to set up his own recording label Bathos records in which he work as a musician, audio engineer, graphic designer or producer.

 

He collaborated with baroque ensembles like Almazis (I.Pappas), Ricercar Consort (P. Pierlot), Le Concert Spirituel (H. Niquet) Les musiciens de Saint-Julien (F. Lazarevich), Le poème harmonique (V. Dumestre), Le Banquet Céleste or La Petite Bande (S. Kuijken) with which he travels through France and the world.

 

Augustin started his classical violin studies at the age of 4 with Brigitte Barat in Poitiers, Patrick Bismuth in Versailles and finally Odile Édouard at the national conservatory in Lyon. Having a youth surrounded by early music, he naturally turned to historically informed performance in addition to his interest for traditional, experimental music or even in sound recording.

This diversity in the practice of the violin led him to set up with the guitar player Tom Namias a very personnal project called DSF with which he will release an album in 2021. He has also founded the french folk music duo Parpaing with the double bass player Antonin Pauquet with whom he released an album entitled Port du casque obligatoire. He has also collaborated with the avant-garde jazz group Ghost Rythm .

 

His musical and artistic commitment was rewarded with the Second Prize at the 1st International Baroque Music Competition of Normandy at the Chapelle Corneille as well as the WDR 3 prize at the HIF Biber Competition in 2016. In 2018, he won the 1st prize, the audience Prize and the NPO Radio Prize with The Beggar's Ensemble at the Utrecht International Early Music Competition (Van Wassenaer).

Laureate of the Jumpstart Jr foundation in Amsterdam, Augustin benefits from the loan of an exceptional instrument for a period of 10 years. Augustin is teaching at the Conservatory of Fresnes.

''Almost cool, Lusson unfolded the registers of the baroque violin.''

Harald Eggebrecht - Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2017

''On notera la qualité de son et la virtuosité subtile d’Augustin Lusson, qu’il déploie tout au long du concert.''

Jean -Pierre Sicard - Resmusica, 2018

''...he has more to offer than technical brilliance.''

Johan van Veen - musica Dei donum - 2020

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