Violinist / Conductor
Captivating audiences with his performances, his charisma and his amazing virtuosity, Frédéric Moreau is regularly invited to many festivals, in prestigious concert halls around the world and has become one of the most prolific French artists of his generation with over one hundred concerts as soloist each year.
Frédéric Moreau is a laureate of numerous international competitions and started his solo career at the age of eighteen. He is a first prize winner of violin and chamber music, and is a “3ème cycle" graduate of the most selective soloist programme at the French National Conservatory of Music in Paris (Master and PhD). He has studied violin with masters such as Jean Fournier, Michèle Auclair, Régis Pasquier, Tibor Varga, Yehudi Menuhin...
He is musical director and soloist of the prestigious chamber orchestra "Les Violons de France" for whom he has arranged numerous works placing the virtuoso violin centre stage. With his eclectic tastes, Frédéric Moreau has approached all styles of music and brings to life the violin repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary. In addition, he is a fervent promotor of the music of the most charismatic virtuoso violinist of all time: Niccolò Paganini, whose magic he loves reproduce for the public. Frédéric Moreau is also passionate about chamber music and is a member of the Perpetuo Duo, the Solstice Trio and the Goldoni Quartet. He has played with partners such as Nicholas Angelich, Francois Leleux, Roland Pidoux... His teaching expertise and passion for music are demonstrated by the master-classes he holds around the world.
Frédéric Moreau regularly tours in France, the United States, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Spain, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Ukraine... and performs as soloist with numerous orchestras including the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Kiev National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ile de France Philharmonic Orchestra...
He has made numerous recordings, including: Beethoven's violin concerto with the Munich Symphony Orchestra; a disc entitled "Hommage à l'Europe" which was nominated for best classical music recording at the "Victoires de la Musique" in 2000; a "Virtuosity" disc (including works by Paganini, Sarasate, Bazzini, Saint-Saëns...); a disc of Vivaldi's Four Seasons; a violin & harp disc (Duo Perpetuo) with Béatrice Guillermin; a DVD with the "Solstice Trio" (Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov).
Frédéric Moreau has the privilege of playing a 1749 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin.
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Cello Coach / Conductor
Chairman of International Tchaikovsky competition and cellist Lawrence Lesser called him “An artist and great cellist with a beautiful sound”. Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as one of the most successful students, Chan then studied at Canberra school of music with Louis Simpson in Australia. After receiving an award three times from Hong Kong Jockey Club, Chan subsequently studied with Fritz Magg, at New England Conservatory in Boston where he received his Bachelor Degree in Music. While studying in Boston, Chan was invited by renowned conductor Benjamin Zander to be the Assistant Principal Cellist in Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1996, Chan became the last pupil of Zara Nelsova, “The Grande Dame of Cello”, at Rutgers University on full scholarship and graduated with Master Degree of Music and Artist Diploma.
Chan performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Australia, Singapore, Macau, Hong Kong and China. He performed as soloist at HKAPA - Academy Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra and Rutgers University Symphony Orchestra. Chan also appeared at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Harvard and Princeton University and most of the concert theatres in New Jersey. Chan has performed musicals many times at Broadway Theatre and also played Jazz on the same stage with Ray Charles.
In 2005, Chan was invited to perform Bach Sixth Cello Suite with American Repertoire Ballet, receiving critical acclaim. In 2006 he received the merit award given by the Governor of the State of New Jersey. Chan joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007. In the following year he joined the faculty of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.