Patrick Cohën-Akenine (Violin)
After his studies at the CNR de Rueil-Malmaison and at the CNSM de Paris, Patrick Cohën-Akenine won several prizes. Since then, he has given numerous solo and chamber music concerts in Europe, United States and Canada, as well as at the French May in Hong-Kong and the Sydney Festival. After playing with Les Musiciens du Louvre, he was leader of Les Arts Florissants, Les Talens Lyriques, Il Seminario Musicale, Ricercar Consort, Le Poème Harmonique, La Simphonie du Marais and Capriccio Stravagante.
From 1994 to 2002, he led Le Concert Spirituel, a group that he has also conducted and with whom he made recordings including Sonatas and Cantatas by Clérambault. In 2000, Patrick Cohën-Akenine founded Les Folies Françoises, an ensemble dedicated to tackling a vast Baroque repertoire with a true chamber music approach.