Photo by Brice Cocset

Professor of violin at the Brest Conservatoire in France, violinist Arthur Soulès is a much sought-after teacher, soloist, chamber and orchestra musician active across Europe. Mr. Soulès has performed with the Ensemble Contrapunctus, the Leipzig MDR Radio Orchestra, the Ensemble Matheus, and the Ensemble Sillages, among other fine ensembles, and recorded a series of Haydn string quartets for broadcast on Portuguese public radio Antena 2. He graduated from the Nantes Conservatoire (Diplôme d’Études Musicales and prix de perfectionnement) in his native France, before pursuing further studies in Germany. There, he earned a master’s degree in violin performance and a diploma in orchestral performance at the Leipzig Hochschule, and a master’s degree in pedagogy at the Hanover Hochschule. His main teachers were Roland Baldini and Constantin Serban, with additional input from Albrecht Breuninger, Arkady Fomin, Zakhar Bron, Boris Garlitsky, David Grimal, and Jacques Ghestem.