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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Born in Hong Kong, Sharon started on the violin at the Yip’s Music Centre at the age of 4. She started her initial orchestral training at the Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra, where she gained her first experience in playing solo with an orchestra and touring to various countries in Asia. In the year of 2006, Sharon was the winner of the Sea Sound and Barbara Fei Instrumental Scholarships in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival and more significantly, she was offered a place to study at Wells Cathedral School in the UK as a specialist musician.
Joining Wells in Year 9, Sharon spent her following five years doing the regular GCSEs, as well as making music in various chamber groups, orchestras and solo. Under the guidance of her teacher Ms Catherine Lord, Wells was very generous in giving Sharon the opportunities to lead in Strings Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra,
followed by tours around London, Germany, Beijing and Hong Kong in her final years at Wells. Sharon also enjoyed playing chamber music with her peers. having received professional coaching from professors and teachers at the Music Department had helped open up her imagination and musicality. Rounding up the fruitful years at Wells, Sharon won the coveted place at the concerto audition and gave a performance of the Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Wells Symphony Orchestra. This brought to her another opportunity to play Mozart Concerto No.5 with the local Somerset Orchestra in 2011.
After completing her studies at Wells, Sharon headed back to hometown Hong Kong for her undergraduate education. At the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, she studied from Professor Michael Ma, and continued to play not only in orchestras, but also participating in international music festival such as the Asian Youth Orchestra in 2012 and the Pacific Music Festival 2013 in Sapporo, Japan with full scholarships. In her graduation year, Sharon was chosen to play the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Symphony Orchestra at the end-of-year concerto concert series. Upon graduation, Sharon received two years of training at the Hong Kong Sinfonietta before becoming an official a member of the orchestra in 2016.