Lucile Boulanger

About Lucile Boulanger

Active in early music circles, viola da gamba player Lucile Boulanger is best known outside Europe for her recordings on Alpha and Harmonia Mundi, focusing on works of J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Corelli, Leclair, and other Baroque masters. She began her studies on the viola da gamba at age five, studying with Christine Plubeau, and she later worked with Ariane Maurette and Jérôme Hantaï. She completed her formal education at the Conservatoire de Paris, receiving her diploma in 2009 after studying in Christophe Coin's class. A founding member of the period ensemble La Sainte-Folie Fantastique, Boulanger has also collaborated with such historically informed instrumental groups as the Ricercar Consort, Le Poème Harmonique, Les Arts Florissants, Les Talens Lyriques, and Cappella Mediterranea. Boulanger has also performed in recital with harpsichordist Arnaud de Pasquale, and together they recorded an album of Bach sonatas for Alpha. Her tribute to the French composer and virtuoso of the viola da gamba, Antoine Forqueray, was released by Harmonia Mundi in 2018. ~ Blair Sanderson