Born in 1974, Emmanuel Jacques gained a premier prix in Baroque cello in Christophe Coin’s class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. He is now principal cellist of Christophe Rousset’s ensemble Les Talens Lyriques, and is a frequent guest with Café Zimmermann (Céline Frisch/Pablo Valetti), Le Concert des nations (Jordi Savall), Les Basses Réunies (Bruno Cocset), Accademia Bizantina (Ottavio Dantone), Stradivaria (Daniel Cuiller), Le Parlement de Musique (Martin Gester), and La Petite Symphonie (Daniel Isoir).

Since 2012 he has also been principal cellist of Insula Orchestra, conducted by Laurence Equilbey. His repertoire ranges from the music of the seventeenth century to that of the Romantic era, all played on gut strings. He is a founder member of the Quatuor Ruggieri, formed in 2007, which made its first recording, of quartets by George Onslow, in 2012 (released on the agOgique label).

Emmanuel Jacques plays a cello by Jacques Boquay made in 1726 and a bow by Alexandre Aumont after François Xavier Tourte.