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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Juan Andrés Carmona
Violin Coach / Conductor
He began lessons on the violin at the age of eight at the Almeria Professional School of Music. After that he studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Murcia with Joaquin Palomares and Rezart Kapetani. Juan continued his studies and graduated with honours in violin performance in 2011 at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Badajoz under the tutelage of Olga Vilkomirskaia, pupil of David Oistrakh at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. During this time he received coaching and took part in masterclasses from musicians such as Michael Thomas, Elena Mikhailovskaya, Miguel Pérez Espejo, Igor Sulyga, among others. Juan entered Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London), holding the TCM trust scholarship, to study violin with Mayumi Fujikawa and John Crawford, and conducting with Jonathan Tilbrook. In 2014 he obtained a Master's Degree in Violin Performance.
As an orchestral player Juan has been performing actively for the last few years in many countries around Europe, and been a member of different orchestras such as the Andalucía Youth Orchestra, Murcia Youth Orchestra, Extremadura Youth Orchestra or Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra. Moreover he has played with some orchestras such as “Orquesta Ciudad de Almería”, “Orquesta Ciudad de Elche”, “Orquesta Sinfónica de Murcia”, “Orquesta Barroca de Extremadura”, and “Presjovem Orchestra”. He has performed in venues including National Auditory of Spain, Teatro Monumental in Madrid, Radiogebäude in Bratislava, Guione Teatre in Rome, Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, Blackheath Halls, Royal Festival Hall and Cadogan Hall in London.
As a chamber musician, he has played with several different groups as quartets, trios, quintets and duos performing successful concerts in Spain, the UK and Austria. Also he is a founding member of Merlin's Payos, a Klezmer Band based in London.