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Strings Department


Head of Department: Françoise Gnéri


Vladimir Nemtanu
Assistant: Suzan Gessner, Tamiko Kobayashi
Accompanist: Michiko Ishii-Guidato

Marianne Piketty
Assistants: Jennifer Gilbert, Manuel Solans
Accompanist: Roger Sala

Marie Charvet
Assistants: Nicolas Gourbeix, Nicolas Miribel
Accompanist: Hsin-I Huang

Marc Danel
Assistant: Laurence Ketels
Accompanist: Roger Sala


Françoise Gnéri
Assistants: Dominique Miton, Nicolas Mouret
Accompanist: Vincent Sangare-Balse

Christophe Desjardins
Assistants: Fabrice Lamarre, Pascal Robault
Accompanist: Chantal Cervoni-Lamarre


Yvan Chiffoleau
Assistants: Pascal Jemain
Accompanist: Sophie Doche de Magondeaux

Anne Gastinel
Assistant: Edouard Sapey-Triomphe
Accompanist: Kyoko Nojima

Double Bass

Cédric Carlier 
Assistant: François Montmayeur
Accompanist: Michiko Ishii-Guidato


Additional details

One-year professional residency in string quartet

Get a one-year professional residency in string quartet, classical, contemporary, pop, jazz & world music !

The National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon offers a professional training residency in string quartet allowing to deepen its practice and to perform for a year, in collaboration with the Opéra de Lyon and cellist Vincent Ségal for the 2021-2022 season.



Training Course | strengthen, open and enrich your repertoire
  • Chamber music lessons supervised by the team of teachers from the CNSMD Lyon
  • Artistic accompaniment in current music by cellist Vincent Ségal (world repertoires, polyrhythms, improvisation, arrangement)
  • Cultural mediation, participation in Master Classes
  • Additional courses may be chosen among the CNSMD Lyon offer (subject to availability)
Stage | give your future a boost

The selected quartet will be associated with several concerts produced by the CNSMD de Lyon and the Opéra de Lyon, as a quartet or with Opera Underground guest artists of the season.
Along with various professional partnerships (Belle Saison, Pro Quartet, etc.)

Application | timetable and conditions

• October 14th, 2021

Deadline for submitting applications : send your quartet CV and the copy of the highest diploma of each member of the Quartet on

• October 22nd, 2021

Hearing in Lyon after selection on file
15 minutes free program
it may include a contemporary piece

• November,  2021

Start of residency in Lyon, France


Admission fees (for information purposes only)

general fee to be paid by the Quatuor : 178 €
individual schooling fees to be paid by each Quatuor’s member : 529 € + 91 €

Certain concerts may be subject to pay. This training is qualifying but not leading to qualification. It could be if the quartet or one of its members wishes to enroll in a longer course within the CNSMD (after a competitive entrance examination).

Sophie Leleu
sophie.leleu @
+33 (0) 4 72 19 26 91
+33 (0) 6 83 82 57 15