ROY Christophe

Christophe Roy studied cello with Paul Boufil, Pierre Penassou and Maurice Gendron, as well as with composer Dan Lustgarten. In 1994 he won a special prize for cello at the International Gaudeamus Competition in Rotterdam.

A performer of solo and chamber music, he has frequently collaborated with the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Frankfurt Ensemble Modern and The Newt Hinton
Ensemble. In 1983 he founded the ensemble Aleph and since 1995 he has formed a duo with the violinist Noëmi Schindler.

He teaches cello at the National School of Music in Evry, where he founded the Centre de pratique de violoncelle contemporain in 2002. In this context, he produced in 2006 a CD of repertoire for cello ensemble, immediately distinguished by the press (Le Monde, Le Monde de la musique). This ensemble became, in 2007, the Nomos ensemble, which is now developing a great creative activity.

His passion for the contemporary repertoire led him to conceive several recital programs. He became the privileged interpreter of composers such as Xenakis, Kagel, Globokar. As a soloist, he is a guest at festivals in Europe and America. His solo repertoire album (2000) was acclaimed by the critics.