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Wednesday 6 February - Brieuc Vourch (violin) & Dina Duisen (piano) - St James's Church, Piccadilly

  • St James's Church, Piccadilly (map)

W.A. Mozart - Violin Concerto in D Major - Allegro

L.V. Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D Major - Larghetto

J.S. Bach - G Minor Solo Sonata - Fuga

F. Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor - Allegro molto Appassionato

F. Kreisler - Tempo di minuetto

 Brieuc Vourch was born in 1995 in Paris and started playing the violin at the age of 3. At the age of thirteen he auditioned for Maestro Louis Langrée with the Tchaïkovsky Violin Concerto and moved to America to study with Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School of Music and with Aaron Rosand. He came back to Europe in 2014 to study with Boris Kuschnir in Vienna. During this time, he also studied with Rainer Küchl, former concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic.

He has performed in numerous concert venues around Europe and the United States including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall of New-York’s Lincoln Center, St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Le Théâtre des Champs Élysées, La Seine Musicale, La Philharmonie de Paris and Le Palais des Congrès de Paris. He will make his Asian recital debut in China during the Hantang International Music Festival 2019.

In 2008, he performed for Shimon Peres, President of Israel, during his State visit to France. He recently met and performed for Emmanuel Macron, President of France.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Brieuc Vourch has collaborated with some of today's finest musicians including Roman Simovic, Svetlin Roussev, Olivier Charlier, Olga Sitkovetsky, Abdel Rahman el Bacha, Elena Rozanova, Yovan Markovitch, François Salque, Laurent Naouri, Guillaume Vincent,Ingmar Lazar, Ismaël Margain, Nathanaël Gouin, Manuel Vioque-Judde, Mathieu Herzog, Ella van Poucke, Julia Hagen, Santiago Cañon Valencia, the Hanson Quartet, the Ensemble Appassionato, Jean-Marc Phillips and Raphaël Pidoux from the Wanderer Trio, and members of the Michelangelo Quartet.

Brieuc is also a member of the Paris Chamber Music Center under the artistic direction of Jérôme Pernoo and was invited to be Ensemble en Résidence of the Festival de La Roque d’Anthéron 2018.

Brieuc took part in multiple violin and chamber music masterclasses with Zakhar Bron, Ana Chumachenco, Gabor Takács Nagy, Augustin Dumay, Svetlin Roussev and Lawrence Power. He also received advices from Frank-Peter Zimmermann, James Ehnes and Glenn Dicterow.

He participated in many academies and festivals around the world such as The Verbier Festival Academy and The Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Young Soloists Masterclasses. Brieuc has also been mentored by Philippe Jaroussky, being a member of his academy.

Brieuc plays on a Kurt Widenhouse violin made for him in 2013 and a Goffredo Cappa violin on loan to him by the Zilber-Rampal Foundation. Brieuc is supported by the Safran Foundation for Music in Paris and is proud to be a Concordia Foundation Artist.