As a curious and passionate musician, Gaël Rassaert benefited from several eductation in France (CNSMDL) and abroad (Netherlands, Germany) before coming back to settle in Lyon.
Some musical personalities influenced him a lot, notably the violinists Philip Hirshhorn and Charles-André Linale, but also great artists like Menahem Pressler, György Kurtag or the members of the quartet Amadeus.
Laureate of several chamber music competitions (Guidel, Privas, Fnapec), he plays regularly with such orchestras as the Orchestre National de Lyon and the Opéra National de Lyon. He leads a chamber music career, playing mainly in trio and quartet (Quark trio, Rassaert quartet), but also sextet or string octet, in many festivals in France, Spain, Portugal, England, Switzerland, Russia, Lithuania, India, Sri Lanka, the United States, Venezuela, Pakistan and Korea. It is part of the ensemble Darcos of Portugal, whose musical director is the composer Nuno Corte-Real, which allows him to regularly play chamber music for Portuguese radio and television.
Showing a particular interest in contemporary music and creation, he has been solo violonist of the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain since 2007. He has been the principal violinist of the Châlon-Bourgogne orchestra from 2002 to 2005 and today devotes a large part of his activity to the musical direction of the string ensemble without director Camerata du Rhône, which he has founded in March 2004.
The work undertaken with Camerata brings him to many other musical universes (jazz, traditional music …) and allows him to develop projects with the image (film music, film-concerts …) and with dance. This orchestra performs in great formation, with 20 musicians, in recognized French festivals (Chaise-Dieu, Festival des Arcs, Festival of Besançon …) and many cinemas.
The pedagogy also occupies a part of its activity, through ambitious and collective projects, such as Jean Ribbe’s An Archipelago, an original order for teaching framed by the Camerata du Rhône and created in 2007 with the participation of 340 students of the Rhône department and the support of some thirty music schools.