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Jean-Marc Binet


born in Paris and from a family of Geneva musicians, studied in Rome, Geneva, and Mannheim.

He has followed advanced courses in particular at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena in Italy, as well as in Finland and England. In 1986 he moved to Geneva where he shared his activity between orchestra and chamber music.

Since 1992 he has been teaching at the Ferney-Voltaire Conservatory and for AMAmusique in Geneva. He is particularly interested in questions concerning the teaching of music in our time.

Since 2002 he has been conducting the junior string orchestra of the country of Gex, which in 2012 became the youth symphony orchestra of the country of Gex. In 2005 he became responsible for the “Music and Dance” course at Evolène in Valais.

He regularly collaborates with several chamber music ensembles with which he gives concerts in France, Switzerland and Italy.

Zoe Jalabert 


After cello studies in the Paris region, Zoé Jalabert obtained a Diploma in Musical Studies at the CNR of Aubervilliers-La Courneuve in 2006 in the class of Florian Lauridon. Elle  then perfected her skills at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève with Daniel Grosgurin, where she received a Bachelor's degree with honors in 2010, then a Soloist Master's degree in June 2012, as well as a special Denis de Marignac prize. Zoé had the chance to work with Natalia Gutman, Sol Gabetta, Jérôme Pernoo, Xavier Gagnepain, or even Yvan Chiffoleau, during masterclasses.


In her life as a musician, chamber music holds a very important place. She has been playing for several years with the Quatuor'Fé, with whom she has had the chance to perform in many festivals, and has received advice from the Vermeer, Manfred and Parisii quartets. She also evolves within the Trio Prismes (with Marie Mercier on the clarinet, and Diane Cros on the piano), with which she gives regular concerts in the Geneva region.

Zoé has also been playing the viola da gamba for several years, and was taught by Guido Balestracci at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva. She notably had the chance to perform with the ensemble Les Ramages, or the Armonia degli Affetti

Arthur Guignard-Yanqui


Born in Geneva in 1979, from a pianist mother and a flautist father. At the age of 16, he entered Daniel GROSGURIN's class at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva where he obtained his graduate degree (Bachelor) with honors, then his Master of interpretation with honors.

The duo he forms with the pianist Roh Fei TONG has won several prizes in international competitions: 1st absolute prize at the European Music Competition of Moncalieri 2011 (Italy), absolute 1st prize at the 2012 International “Don Vincenzo Vitti” competition (Italy), chamber music prize at the Leopold Bellan competition in Paris 2012. The Duo performs regularly in Switzerland, France, Italy and Malaysia.

He was able to improve during Masterclasses with professors such as Janos STARKER, Enrico DINDO, Laszlo MEZÖ, Antonio MENESES, Arto NORAS, Julius BERGER, Gabor TAKACS and Menahem PRESSLER.

Arthur Guignard is an interim member of the Orchester de Chambre de Lausanne and plays regularly with the Orchester de la Suisse Romande.

As a soloist, he has performed with various orchestras from the Geneva region (Dvorak concerto, Elégie de Fauré). His performance of the Saint-Saëns Concerto with the United Nations Orchestra earned him excellent reviews:

“A special mention for Arthur Guignard, whose exceptional cello solo was lauded to thundering applause. To say that this concert was a resounding success would be too banal. ” (UN Special Magazine- April 2011)

He has been teaching Cello and Chamber Music at Studio Kodaly in Geneva since October 2010.

Arthur plays an Italian Cello made by Tomaso Eberle (Naples) in 1775.

Amandine Lecras-Paraire

Amandine Lecras-Paraire is a graduate of the Hautes Ecoles de Musique in Geneva (concert diploma), Lausanne (master's degree in pedagogy) and the Tibor Varga Academy (soloist diploma).

She has performed in nearly thirty countries as a soloist, chamber music and orchestral formation.

Full member of the “Sinfonietta” of Lausanne, she was cello-solo of the Camerata of Lausanne, and member of the “Verbier Festival Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra”.
She is also a founding member and cellist of the Namascae-Lemanic Modern Ensemble ( where she passionately explores the contemporary repertoire, from solo to large ensemble. She also collaborates with the “Contrechamps” ensemble in Geneva.

Amandine has been a professor at the Annemasse Music Conservatory since 2005, and an internship supervisor for the educational sector at the HEM in Geneva since 2012.

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