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Arthur Bedouelle

Arthur Bedouelle plays a viola made by Yann Besson, Luthier.

His journey as musician

In 1989 at the age of four, Arthur Bedouelle began playing the violin.

During his time at the Saint Maur Conservatoire he received a gold medal for chamber music and violin.

Whilst at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he was taught by Krzysztof SmietanaAlexander Zemtsov and Rachel Roberts.

At 24 he obtained his Bachelors with the highest distinctions and two years later, a Masters in interpretation.

He received the Leo Birnbaum Price.

Chamber music is a very important part in his work.


His musical diary


He has participated in a number of festivals including :

  • Chipping Camden
  • City of London Festival
  • Guildhall Music Festival
  • Isley
  • Paxos International Music Festival

Arthur Bedouelle has also played in the festival of Sainte Mère en Gascogne in France, alongside Mark Derudder, violin, Kaija Lukas violin, and Paul Codina, cello.

Artistic direction

He has been acting as Artistic Director to the Fêtes Musicales de la Forêt d’Argonne.

Orchestral works

  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
  • Freelance work with the Deutsch Oper am Rhein,
  • Orchestre Philharmonique de Duisburg,
  • Orchestre de Centre Tours,

Concert in Sainte Ménehould’s Church

During 2012 Arthur Bedouelle, played with MarkDerudder, Paul Codina and Yolanda Bruno, they played the Sibellius string quartets.

L’Union L’ardennais said :

A perfect execution in which each player has been able to communicate with its audience without losing the unity of the ensemble.

London Sinfonietta Academy

In 2011 Arthur Bedouelle participated in the London Sinfonietta Academy under the direction of Pierre-André Valade.