Patrick Langot strikes an original figure amongst the cellists of his generation, leading a double career on modern and baroque ‘cellos, as a soloist, chamber music and continuo player.

He frequently performs in recital and as a soloist (concertos by Haydn, CPE Bach, Vivaldi, Porpora...) Lead cellist with Les Musiciens du Louvre (Marc Minkowski) and Orfeo 55 from 2010 to 2018 (Nathalie Stutzmann), he is also invited as a principal by many period instruments ensembles.

In 1999 he founded the Syntonia Piano Quintet, with whom he won the Tina Moroni Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Florence. Syntonia performed in many festivals, has been playing for Henri Dutilleux, Olivier Greif, Tôn-Thât Tiêt, performed live broadcast for Arte Live Web and was in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation from 2012 to 2017.

Acclaimed by the critics, his discography with more than 30 albums goes from Baroque to contemporary music (Choice of France Musique, Golden Discovery Diapason, Reference version of the Critics' Tribune of France Musique, Choc Classica…), including the world premiere recording of Olivier Greif’s Sonata for two cellos The Battle of Agincourt with Agnès Vesterman (2010, Zig-Zag Territoires), complete works for voice, piano and cello and piano by Alberto Ginastera with pianist Romain David and soprano Maya Villanueva (2016, Klarthe Records). With Syntonia, Robert Schumann and César Franck’s quintets (2007, Loreley), Antonin Dvořák and Josef Suk’s (2012, Syntonia), the world premiere recording of Olivier Greif's 4th Ulysses String Quartet (2002, Triton), Charles Koechlin's Piano Quintet (2017, Timpani) and Claude Debussy's Chamber Music (2018, Klarthe) were also hailed by the press.

 

Recorded upon 3 different cellos, his first solo album Præludio was released in 2019 (Klarthe Records). His new album with Benoît Menut’s chamber music featuring soprano Maya Villanueva, Syntonia Trio and cellist Emmanuelle Bertrand is being released on April 2020 (PIAS/Harmonia Mundi)

Patrick is a strong advocate of today's composers’ music. In solo or with Syntonia, he premiered and recorded works by Nicolas Bacri, Régis Campo, Pierre Chépelov, Jérôme Combier, Philippe Forget, Suzanne Giraud, Olivier Greif, Alexandre Gasparov, Benoît Menut, Philippe Schoeller, Gabriel Sivak, Thon- Thât Tiêt...

Former student of Eva Descaves, Erwan Fauré, Jean-Marie Gamard and Henri Demarquette, he obtained two degrees from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, a degree in period playing from the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Paris, (class of David Simpson) and was laureate of the Foundation of France and the Royaumont Foundation.

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