Born in Caen/France Christophe Coin studied in his home town with Jacques Ripoche. After winning the 1st prize in cello when studying with André Navarra at the Paris Conservatory, Christophe Coin completed his studies in early music in Vienna with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and viola da gamba with Jordi Savall at the Schola Cantorum in Basel.
Together with Erich Höbarth, Andrea Bischof and Anita Mitterer, he founded the Quatuor Mosaïques in 1984. The quartet is specialised in music from Vienna classic repertoire. Since 1991, he has been directing the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges in a repertoire of 17th and 18th century music.
Besides activities as a chamber musician, Christophe Coin is regularly invited as a soloist and conductor in France and abroad.
His recordings have been well-received by the critics; two Gramophone Awards successively for Haydn’s Opus 20 and Opus 33 quartets played by the Quatuor Mosaïques, and a Classical Music Victoire Award for his recording of the “cello piccolo” cantatas by Bach with the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges.
Musician and research worker, he has organised international Symposia to examine playing techniques and fabrication of early instruments since 1992 in Limoges. Christophe Coin teaches at the Paris Conservatory and at the Schola Cantorum in Basel.