Musicians of the orchestra playing on stage with conductor and pianist

Les Violons du Roy


Askonas Holt first worked with this wonderful Québecoise Baroque ensemble in 2003, organising a major European tour for them alongside the star counter-tenor, David Daniels. Since then, Askonas Holt has arranged further European tours, with Magdalana Kožená and David Daniels, including concerts at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and at the Schleswig Holstein, Rheingau and Carinthia summer festivals, and a further European tour, with mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux, celebrating the release of a CD of arias by Handel and Hasse on the Virgin Classics label.

Under Music Director Jonathan Cohen, Les Violons du Roy are highly acclaimed for their vibrant and brilliant sound and they bring enormous vitality and energy to their performances which lends a fresh and exciting approach to a wide range of Baroque and Classical repertoire.


  • Oct 2019 - Nov 2019

    Les Violons du Roy Jonathan Cohen (conductor) Marc-André Hamelin (piano) Programme: HAYDN Symphony no. 83 “La Poule”, MOZART Piano Concerto no. 27 K. 595, MOZART Symphony no. 40 K. 550 LG Arts Center, Seoul | Shanghai Symphony Hall, Shanghai | Jiangsu Centre for the Performing Arts, Nanjing | Xi’an Concert Hall, Xi'an | Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing

  • Jun 2018 - Jun 2018
    South America

    Les Violons du Roy Bernard Labadie (conductor) Julia Lezhneva (soloist) Programme: HANDEL Overture (Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17) HANDEL Da tempeste (Giulio Cesare) HANDEL Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6 No 5, HWV 323 HANDEL Rejoyce (Messiah) HANDEL Brilla nell’alma (Alessandro) HANDEL Overture (Agrippina, HWV 6) HANDEL Un pensiero nemico di pace (Trionfo del tempo) HANDEL Concerto grosso in B flat major, Op. 6 No 7, HWV 325 HANDEL Lascia la spina (Trionfo del tempo) VIVALDI Agitata da due venti (La Griselda) Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City | Sala Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo | Teatro Mayor, Bogota |