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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Viola Coach / Conductor
American violist Felix Ungar has performed as soloist and chamber musician at concert halls around the world. Recent engagements as soloist with the Wairua Sinfonietta inn Auckland, recitals at Lee Hysan Hall, Musica Del Cuore Series, and Guangzhou Arts Centre, and chamber music in National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Ungar has given masterclasses and lectures at the Shanghai Conservatory, Guangdong Viola Society, Beijing International Music Festival, Dragonfly Music Festival in Tianjin, International Viola Congress in Wellington, New Zealand, Rotterdam, Holland, the Jakarta Music Foundation, American Viola Society Festival at Oberlin, Taipei National University of the Arts, Cleveland Institute of Music, and on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. He has performed at music festivals including Prussia Cove, Prades, Recontres Musicales at Menuhin Academie, Altensteig, Cervantino, Niagara, Kneisel Hall, Music Academy of the West at Santa Barbara, Banff, Sion, Orford, Weathersfield, Bad-Leonfelden, and Bowdoin, among others.
Ungar holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music. In conjunction with his undergraduate studies, Ungar also received a double-minor in East Asian Studies and Mandarin from Case Western Reserve University.
Ungar’s principal teachers were Jeffrey Irvine, Lynne Ramsey, Carol Rodland, Donald McInnes, and studied in courses with Ruth Killius, Kim Kashkashian, and Thomas Riebl. A recipient of many prizes and scholarships, Ungar spent one year in Taiwan commissioning and premiering new works for viola and studying viola pedagogy as a Fulbright Scholar. A dedicated teacher, Ungar’s students have been accepted to prestigious institutions including The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, IMS Prussia Cove, the Perlman Music Program, Heifetz Institute, Bowdoin, and numerous others. Ungar teaches in the Senior and Junior programmes at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and is an Artist-Teacher and Lecturer at HKBU. He joins the faculty of the Heifetz International Music Institute in summer 2020.