Ensemble Lunaisiens was established in 2004 by Arnaud Marzorati (bariton) and Jean-François Novelli (tenor) who both are graduates of Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de danse in Paris and holders of the Adami Association prize for young upcoming artists. The ensemble’s unique sound is based on the collaboration of these two artistic personages with a basso continuo of outstanding qualities, provided by Bertrand Cuiller (keyboard instruments) and Isabelle Saint-Yves (viola da gamba), and other foremost musicians of their generation, such as the sopranos Jaël Azzaretti and Camille Poul, the violinists Stéphanie Paulet and Bérengère Maillard, or the pianist Daniel Isoir.
Following their successful debut at the Château-Thierry festival, of which they have become permanent guests, Les Lunaisiens have appeared at festivals such as the Printemps des Arts de Nantes, Sinfonia en Périgord, Festival Baroque de Pontoise, within the concert series of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles and Concerts Parisiens. The highlights of 2009 were the performance of the song cycle by Antoine Sahler based on de La Fontain’s licentious stories (Contes) and the first operatic project of the ensemble – André Gréty’s Zémire et Azor produced in collaboration with the Royaumont foundation and the Alpha Production label.
The first CD recording of Ensemble Lunaisiens, issued from Alpha Production at the end of 2007, was dedicated to the cantatas of Jean-Baptiste Stuck, the following CD, recorded in 2010, comprises songs of the French Revolution.