Emmanuel Resche-Caserta is a Franco-Italian baroque violinist and a respected concertmaster, primarily for the renowned French baroque orchestra Les Arts Florissants since 2017.
Emmanuel studied Political Sciences in Paris’ Sciences Po and History of Art as well as the violin. Intrigued about learning from different schools of playing the baroque violin, he studied with various teachers in Italy, France, Spain and the USA, including Enrico Onofri (Conservatorio di Palermo, Italy), François Fernandez (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris), Monica Huggett (the Juilliard School, New York) and Pablo Valetti (Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain).
His American debut as concertmaster of the ‘Juilliard 415 orchestra’ conducted by William Christie in 2012 was a turning point confirming that he wanted to dedicate himself entirely to the baroque violin. Since then, Christie has invited him to lead Les Arts Florissants in various productions around the world : Opéra de Paris (Jephtha, Handel), Lincoln Center in New York (Die Schöpfung, Haydn), Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York (La Naissance d’Osiris / Daphnis et Eglée, Rameau) and various tours in the USA, Colombia, Europe, South Korea and Russia. He is also the Artistic Director for their most recent recording of Airs de cour for Harmonia Mundi.
His French and Italian culture and his passion for visual arts are a constant inspiration for his playing. Emmanuel regularly leads various ensembles in France, Spain, Portugal and Belgium including, Le Poème Harmonique, Marguerite Louise, A Nocte Temporis, Tiento Nuovo, Il Gardellino, The New Baroque Times, Hemiolia. He has been invited as artistic director at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris and at the Moscow Conservatory Baroque Orchestra. As a researcher, he has contributed to the Grove Music Online and developed a close working relationship with the baroque dancer Hubert Hazebroucq. This collaboration has resulted in him running workshops, productions, and taking part to seminars across France, Germany and Great-Britain.
Emmanuel has recently created his own ensemble, EXIT, to achieve his most personal, artistic dreams, surrounded by his musician friends. In 2019, he released his first solo CD with EXIT dedicated to rare music from Southern Italy (Label Passacaille).
As of February 2022, Emmanuel has been appointed as principal subject teacher of baroque violin at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. (read the full story here).