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Théotime Langlois de Swarte



Performances so special that I feel a changed man from listening” [Gramophone]

A stunner by any standard” [The Strad]

Mesmerizing” [The New Yorker]


‘Ambassador of the Year 2022’ of the REMA European Early Music Network, ICMA Awards 2022 for Mad Lover (Instrumental category) and winner of the Diapason d’Or of the Year 2022 for his Vivaldi-Locatelli-Leclair album and of numerous other awards, Théotime Langlois de Swarte has rapidly carved out a place for himself among the violinists of his generation on both modern and period instruments. His concerto repertory includes works by Baroque composers as well as Haydn and Mozart. He has performed in such prestigious venues as the Philharmonie de Paris, the Vienna Musikverein, the Berlin Philharmonie, Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Shanghai, Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall, in the company of Holland Baroque, Les Ombres and Le Consort, and also with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra on his first solo tour of Australia in 2023. With Les Arts Florissants, of which he was once a member, he now performs as a soloist; he will direct the orchestra from the violin in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on a North American tour in the spring of 2025.

In recital, Théotime Langlois de Swarte is a regular partner of William Christie (with whom he released the album ‘Générations’ in 2021) and Justin Taylor, with whom he founded the Baroque ensemble Le Consort. With the lutenist Thomas Dunford and the pianist Tanguy de Willencourt, he has recorded ‘The Mad Loverˮ and ‘Proust, Le concert retrouvé’ respectively. With the Trio Dichter, his other chamber ensemble, he recently released ‘An Invitation at the Schumanns’’. Alongside his solo career, Théotime Langlois de Swarte appeared as a conductor at the Opéra Comique in two productions in 2023 (Lully’s Le Bourgeois gentilhomme and Grétry’s Zémire et Azor).

Théotime Langlois de Swarte is a laureate of the Fondation Banque Populaire. He plays a Jacob Stainer violin of 1665 loaned to him by the Jumpstart Foundation.

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Updated November 2020

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