Aki Sauliere

Aki Saulière

French violinist Aki Saulière joined the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in 2000. She graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where she studied with David Takeno. She continued her studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Karajan Akademie in Berlin, and later took masterclasses with Georgy Kurtag and Yuko Mori.

Aki is a founder member of the Capuçon Quartet with whom she performed at prestigious festivals in Gstaad, Deauville, St-Denis, Bel-Air, in the Périgord Noir, at the Schubertiades in Schwarzenberg, as well as venues such as Vienna's Musikverein, Paris's Salle Pleyel, in Bilbao and Madrid. The quartet recorded Brahms's Clarinet Quintet with Paul Meyer for EMI. Aki is also a founder member of the Nagaokakyo Chamber Ensemble with whom she played for 10 years in Japan.

In addition, she has played in the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, and, under Claudio Abbado's baton, in Orchestra Mozart and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Aki was invited by Singapore's National Conservatoire to give a masterclass and take part in the jury for the National Violin Competition. She also regularly travels to Japan to train young violinists in the programme "Capacity Building".

Aki has been Artistic Director of La Loingtaine, an “artistique space” in Montigny-sur-Loing, near Fontainebleau, in France since 2005 and founded the La Loingtaine Trio in 2007. Since 2011, she has been teaching at the Schola Cantorum in Paris, as Jean Pierre Wallez's assistant.