Valentin Bajou

cello, reading and transposition, basso continuo

Valentin Bajou is a French cellist and conductor.

As part of his activities as a performer, he is involved in a number of research projects: for him, the musicological approach is inseparable from the performer's approach, whatever the music concerned. The challenge is to challenge the notion of 'historically informed music', which is too restrictive and divisive: historicity is not an end in itself, but the natural fruit of a healthy and profound reflection on the status of the performer and his or her responsibility in today's world...

His repertoire spans the period from the sixteenth century to the present day. A complete musician, he is neither a 'baroque cellist' nor a 'modern cellist', but claims the status of a contemporary musician whose field of activity reflects the complex reality of today's music world.