A tightrope soloist from Poitiers, France, Augustin Lusson is one of the most singular baroque violinists of his generation. Noticed at the age of 18 by the violinist and conductor Sigiswald Kuijken, he accompanied him on a tour in Japan and the Netherlands in 2016.
Augustin is the co-founder and artistic director of The Beggar’s ensemble (2016). He has performed with baroque ensembles such as Les Musiciens de St Julien, Le poème harmonique and La petite bande).
Following his first album devoted to Richard Jones’ Chamber Air’s for a violin (Diapason d’or 2019, Coup de Coeur Classica), he enriches his discography with recordings such as Tilting at Windmills with the Mico Consort, Purcell : Songs and dances with Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien and C. Clément : Sonatas in trio with the harpsichordist Iakovos Pappas.
Wishing to detach himself from the commercial approach of the music industry, Augustin decided in 2020 to set up his own label Bathos records in which he works as a musician, sound engineer, graphic designer and producer.
His musical and artistic commitment was rewarded with the second prize at the First International Competition of Baroque Music of Normandy at the Chapelle Corneille as well as the WDR3 Prize at the HIF Biber Competition in 2016. In 2018, he won with The Beggar’s Ensemble the first prize, the Audience Prize ánd the NPO Radio Prize at the International Early Music Competition in Utrecht (Van Wassenaer Concour).