Born 1958 in Caen, France.
For more than fifteen years now (2001) Christophe Coin’s career has been truly international. He is recognized as being one of the most reliable and most nature French artists of the present day.
This is partly due to his training after being awarded a First Prize for Cello at the Paris Conservatoire in 1974, while attending André Navarra’s class. He continued perfecting his abilities by being the pupil and disciple of Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Vienna Akademie für Musik and of Jordi Savall for the viola da gamba at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
As a soloist Christophe Coin plays regularly with the greatest conductors and most prestigious ensembles, including Concentus Musicus Wien (Nikolaus Harnoncourt), Hespèrion XX (Jordi Savall) and the Academy of Ancient Music (Christopher Hogwood). In 1984 he founded and leads Mosaïques Ensemble and, above all, the Quartet of the same name. They play principally Mozart and Haydn, but also L.v. Beethoven and Schubert. Christophe Coin is also in charge of courses in Baroque Cello and Viola de Gamba at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris and at the Schola Cantorum in Basle. He also guests as conductor.
Christophe Coin is now one of those rare personalities who have made the music scene of the 1990’s what it is today. He is regarded as an exceptional musician: many of the records the Mosaïques Quartet have devoted to the late 18th-century Viennese music have won the highest distinctions and are considered to be among the finest recordings. His mini series of 3 CD’s dedicated to Bach Cantatas with violoncello piccolo were also widely acclaimed by the critics.