Perceval Gilles

Musician

Born in 1987 from a family of musicians, Perceval Gilles began to study music at the age of 6 at the Conservatoire of Montpellier, where he obtained his violin and chamber music certificates in 2003.

At the age of 16, he was admitted to the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris and studied under Olivier Charlier and Joanna Matkowska. In May 2008, he obtained his higher education certificate with distinction as well as Prize Françoise Doreau, rewarding his interpretation of Sequenza for violin by Luciano Berio.

Willing to acquire an as full and extensive music education as possible, he decided to study music writing and orchestra conduction as well as chamber music under Alain Meunier, David Walter, Itamar Golan, Marc Coppey and Vladimir Mendelssohn.

In 2007, he created the Atanassov trio with cellist Sarah Sultan and pianist Pierre-Kaloyann Atanassov. In 2015 he formed a string quartet with Amaury Coeytaux, Léa Hennino and Victor Julien-Laferrière.

Since then, the trio has been rewarded by several prizes, the most relevant being undoubtedly the 1st Prize at the Schumann International chamber music contest in Frankfurt, a Diapason d’or for Dvořák-Smetana album, the 3rd Prize at the Osaka International chamber music contest and at the Joseph Haydn International Contest of Vienna.

Perceval Gilles regularly performs in concert halls or during Festivals: the Wigmore Hall of London, the Konzerthaus of Vienna, the Folles Journées, the Cortot hall, the Cité de la Musique, the Alte Oper of Frankfurt, the Schloss Esterhazy of Eisenstadt, the Philharmony of Sofia.

Perceval Gilles plays a violin made in 1875 by Georges Cunault. He could acquire this instrument through the Fondation Meyer.