Antoine Tamestit was born in Paris and studied with Jean Sulem, Jesse Levine and Tabea Zimmermann. He was the recipient of several prizes-First Prize at the Maurice Vieux Competition (Paris, 2000) and the William Primrose Competition (Chicago, 2001), the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award 2006, as well as laureate the Förderpreis Deutschlandfunk in 2008 and of the Crédit Suisse Young Artist Award 2009. His repertoire ranges from the Baroque period to the contemporary. Antoine Tamestit has worked with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and BBC symphony orchestras. He plays on a viola made by Stradivarius in 1672, loaned by the Habisreutinger Foundation.