Nathalie Descamps began her musical studies at the CRR de Toulouse. She then joined the CRR de Bordeaux. Following a gold medal finish, the city awarded her a medal of honour and then a professional cycle prize. Nathalie Descamps then perfected her skills with masters such as Pierre Doukan and Suzanne Gessner (Advanced class at the CNSMD de Paris). Holder of a Certificate of Proficiency obtained at the CNSMD de Paris, she taught the violin at the CNR de Bordeaux starting in 1990, where she was also in charge of the coordination of the strings department.
Along with her educational work, Nathalie Descamps pursues a career as an instrumentalist. She is a member of the Philharmonic Chamber, under the direction of Emmanuel Krivine, and occasionally participates in concerts of the Orchestre National de Bordeaux or the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse . She performs regularly as a soloist and in chamber music (founding member of the Trio Vivace). Since 2006, she has been a professor at the CRR de Toulouse.
After brilliant studies in Paris, crowned by a first prize unanimous finish with the congratulations of the jury, the musical journey of Carole Bruère-Garbarg took her beyond the borders to improve herself with Irina Botchkova at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow and Jean-Pierre Wallez at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève. She then performed as a soloist, in particular with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and major Parisian university orchestras.
Full violinist at the Orchestre National de Lorraine, she has performed the great symphonic and lyrical repertoire under the baton of internationally renowned conductors: Kent Nagano, Emmanuel Krivine, Jacques Lacombe, Jacques Mercier… Holder of a Certificate of Proficiency, her career led her to the CRR de Metz Métropole, where she became an out-of-class artistic education teacher, coordinator of the strings department and trainer at the training centre for music and dance teachers. There, Carole teaches the expressive values of the Russian school, the refined fluidity of the French school and creates numerous multidisciplinary shows combining music, dance and theatre (Prémisses artistiques d’une révolution centenaire, 2017). She continues to play an active part as a chamber musician, string quartet and piano trio. She is regularly invited to play in French, German and Luxembourg festivals: Flâneries musicales de Reims, Musicales de Bastia, L’Heure musical de Thionville, Concerts at the Museum of Fine Arts in Nancy, International Music Days in Trier. Within her trio, she joins forces with players Pascal Omhovere and Vincent Goethals for reading and music concerts given in Paris at the Collège des Bernardins, Lyon and Metz.
Permanent super-soloist of the Aube Symphony Orchestra since 2008, she performs alongside artists such as Olivier Charlier, Jérôme Pernoo, Romain Descharmes, Denis Pascal, Isabelle Moretti. She also supports contemporary composition by performing works by Guillaume Connesson, Thierry Escaich, Karol Beffa. Carole was recently recruited as a professor at the isdaT and at the CRR de Toulouse, and will soon perform in a duo with piano and string quartet in the Toulouse region.