Sébastien Plays (France, violin)

Born into a family of musicians, his musical training started early in life. His studies led him to Paris, where his music teachers included Jean Lenert, Christophe Poiget and Michael Hentz. 

He was admitted to the Geneva Conservatory in Jean-Pierre Wallez’s class, and he won the a “Premier Prix de Virtuosité” (First Prize for Virtuosity). Meanwhile, at the age of 18, he became a professional orchestry player (Orchestre Colonne, Paris ; Orchestre de Picardie, Amiens) before being admitted to the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL) in 1997, a position he still holds.

Passionate about chamber music, he gives frequent concerts in France and abroad with his colleagues from the ONL. In 2011 he created the festival "Esprit de Chapelle", which is dedicated to chamber music.
Website of the Orchestre National de Lyon: www.auditorium-lyon.com

Photo: David Duchon