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Antoine Tamestit (Viola)

Born: 11th July 1979, Paris, France

Nationality: French

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Antoine Tamestit is a French violist.

Tamestit, who studied at the Conservatoire de Paris, has performed at such venues as the Royal Concertgebouw, the Vienna Musikverein, and Carnegie Hall and with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome [14 March 2019]. He won first prize at the 2000 Maurice Vieux International Viola Competition, 2001 Primrose International Viola Competition, the 2003 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, 2004 Munich ARD International Music Competition and a Borletti Buitoni Trust Award in 2006. He was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist from 2004 to 2006.

Further Reading: Antoine Tamestit

 Interview, Antoine Tamestit on Bach

The viola-player talks to David about his recording of the three gamba sonatas on Stradivari’s ‘Gustav Mahler’ viola from 1672 - one of only thirteen extant violas by the legendary Cremonese luthier.

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