Jean-Luc Tamby

Jean-Luc Tamby  is a french lute player and musicologist with tamil origins (his family comes
from Pondicherry). He has studied classical guitar in the National Conservatoire of Paris,
early instruments and early interpretation during master classes and private lessons, notably
with Hopkinson Smith, Vincent Dumestre, Jordy Savall.

He has toured in Europe and in many countries, mainly with le Poème Harmonique and has
also been involved in many projects mixing improvisation, poetry, theatre, often with a cross
cultural orientation.

As a musicologist, he is interested by theories of improvisation, musical identities of
minorities and cultural exchanges in the global world. He has published on these questions
in France and in the U.S.A.

He teaches guitar, lute and improvisation in the conservatoire of Rennes and musicology at
the University of Rouen.