Melusine De Pas

Mélusine de Pas first encountered Early Music in the ensemble Pages de la
maîtrise de Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles conducted by Olivier
Schneebeli. She continued her vocal education under the guidance of Nicole
Corti and Lionel Sow in the Choir of Notre Dame de Paris, and later also
sang under the baton of Hervé Niquet, Bruno Boterf and John Nelson.
Another important milestone in her musical formation was Choeur grégorien
de Paris.
Her encounter with viola da gamba happened under the guidance of Philippe
Foulon. At Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de
Paris, she studied with Nima Ben David and Christophe Coin, and at
Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussels with Philippe Pierlot. The ensembles
she performs with in concerts and recordings include among others Collegium
Marianum, Ensemble Inégal, Collegium 1704, Le Ricercar Consort, Czech
Ensemble Baroque, or Cappella Maariana.
At Conservatoire de Paris, she experimented together with the saxophonist
Vincent Lê Quang with free improvisation. This experience led her to the
instrumental and vocal collaboration with artists such as composer Jan
Trojan, trombonist Jan Jirucha and violinist Anna Romanovská Fliegerová
on alternative performances combining theatre, electronic music and silent