At the age of nine, Emmanuel Tondus started studying the cello with Léon Massart. In 1999, he enters the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Mons and attends the classes of Jean-Pol Zanutel, Luc Dewez and David Cohen. He also followed a training in Ancient Music with Hervé Douchy and Guy Van Waas. He also improves in Chamber Music at the Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot in Paris in Nina Patarcec’s class and will benefit advice from Didier Poskin (Brussels), Oleg Kogan (London) and Hélène Dautry (Paris). In 2002, he is invited as solo cello to join the Académie Baroque Européenne (European Baroque Academy) under the direction of Rinaldo Alessandrini. For Ancient Music, Emmanuel often plays with Dominique Corbiau and La Fiamma. Emmanuel has worked with the Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie (Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia), the Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London. He is now fix member at the Brussels Philharmonic. Emmanuel regularly performs with chamber music ensembles: in Sonata, Trio Notturno, the Quattro Celli Ensemble, the Aura Anima Quartet, the Solisten van Brussels Philharmonic, Ô-Celli… but also solo with Orchestre Symphonique du Val de Sambre, Ensemble Pas Sage, Piacevole Chamber Orchestra. Emmanuel has been invited at the “Festival de l’Eté Mosan”, the “Nocturnes de Beloeil”, the Festival of Enghien, the Festival “Les Sons Intensifs”, the Festival « Les Inattendues » (Tournai), the « Printemps Musical de Silly »,... and he is the originator and artistic director of the Festival « Gerpina Musica ».
Emmanuel has recorded with Damien Bossy, pianist, a cd around pieces of L.V. Beethoven, J. Brahms and D. Schostakovitch. Emmanuel plays a Alexandre Breton cello (copy of Carlo Ruger detto il Per, Cremona 1707) and a Daoudi Hassun Gessun (Brussels, 2011) and a Victor Bernard bows (Brussels, 2016).