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  • Claire Antonini - Laute

Following advanced studies of the guitar, Claire Antonini takes up the lute and early music with Antoine Geoffroy Dechaume. Then, at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique at Lyons, she is taught by Eugène Ferré, Gérard Geay, Robert Crawford Young... In 1992, she is awarded, unanimously by the jury, the Diplôme National d'Etudes Supérieurs de Musique. The same year she earns the Certificat d'Aptitude for the teaching of early music.
On the other hand, since 1979 she has studied traditional Persian music with Dariush Talaï and has obtained in 1989 the Diplôme d'Etat of a teacher of traditional music.
She gives regular recitals in France and abroad, particularly at the Museum of the Cité de la Musique, the Centre for Arab and Mediterranean music in Tunis, the Festival of L'Ile de France and contributes greatly to the dissemination of lute music, in particular the French Lute School of the
XVII century. She also plays continuo with various baroque ensembles such as: "La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy", "Le Concert Spirituel", "A deux violes esgales" and regularly accompanies the counter tenor Philippe Jaroussky.
In addition, she has continued to teach for a number of years and at the moment she directs the early music department at the Conservatioire de Chelles, where she is particularly interested in developing the study of the lute with children and young pupils.