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Baptiste Romain picture Baptiste

After studies in violin and composition at the Conservatoire National de Région in Rueil-Malmaison, Baptiste Romain went on to specialize in Medieval and Renaissance music, studying Medieval fiddle, ancient bagpipes, and voice. After working with Marco Horvat at the Centre de Musique Médiévale in Paris, he moved to Switzerland where he studied with Randall Cook, Dominique Vellard and Crawford Young at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, as well as pursuing chamber music studies with Pierre Hamon at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Lyon.

During his period at the Schola Cantorum, he also explored the techniques and repertoires of the renaissance violin, and completed his Soloist Diploma in March 2008.
In 2017 he was appointed professor for bowed instruments of the Middleages and early modern era at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Furthermore he teaches medieval music at the University of Besançon and has given numerous masterclasses all over the world.

Influenced by jazz and traditional music, he constantly searches for new ideas pertaining to the historically informed performance of early music, and is passionate about improvisation, vocal accompaniment and the instrumental repertory.

Aside from his work with his own ensemble Le Miroir de Musique Baptiste Romain performs in several other ensembles as well, including Leones (Marc Lewon), Gilles Binchois (Dominique Vellard), Per-Sonat (Sabine Lutzenberger), Vox Suavis (Ana Arnaz), Tetraktys (Kees Boeke), Les Jardins de Courtoisie (Anne Delafosse-Quentin) or Peregrina (Agnieszka Budzinska-Bennett).

Sound samples

Francesco Bendusi: Il stocco
Opera nova de balli - Antonio Gardane, Venedig 1553

Anon./Francesco Bendusi: La canella - Animoso - Cortesa padoana

Anonymous: J'aime la biauté

Buxheimer Orgelbuch: Benedicite - Pilgerfahrt der Seele

Adriaen Willaert: Ricercar VII

Jacob Obrecht: Recercar - La stangetta

Hugo de Lantins: Chanter ne scay ce poyse moy

Please also visit Baptiste Romain and his ensemble Le Miroir de Musique on our YouTube channel!