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Pierre Frapier (violin) and Craig White (piano) play Debussy and Franck

When
Monday February 5, 2018 at 13:10
Where
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Tickets
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Sonata for violin and piano in G minor L 140 - Claude Debussy
  2. Sonata for violin and piano in A FWV 8 - César Franck

Laureate of the Aram Khachaturian International Violin Competition, as well as the Zanuccoli competition in Italy, Pierre Frapier is establishing himself as a fine young musician. Born in France, Pierre Frapier has been a pupil of Constantin Bogdanas, Rodika Bogdanas and Marc Danel. He attended masterclasses with Ivry Gitlis, Eduard Grach, Vadim Gluzman, Pinchas Zukerman, Silvia Marcovicci, Ani Schnarch and Maxim Vengerov.

A Concordia Foundation Artist, living now in the U.K, Pierre Frapier is an Artist Diploma graduate of the Royal College of Music, under the guidance of Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky.

Pierre Frapier has performed as a soloist with, among others, the London City Orchestra, the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia and Moscovia Chamber Orchestra conducted by Maestro Eduard Grach. International appearances in recital or as a soloist with orchestra include Opéra Comédie de Montpellier, Théatre de Nancy, France; Kuhmo Arts Center, Finland; Teatro Braluz, Italy; Piotr Stoliarsky School Audtorium, Ukraine; Tchaikovsky Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Russia; Tel-Aviv Opera House, Israel; Studzinsky Hall, US; Yerevan Opera Theater, Armenia; Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, National Musician's Church, New North London Synagogue and St Martin's in the Fields, Cadogan Hall and Wigmore Hall, UK.

Passionate about chamber music, Pierre Frapier is regulary invited at the prestigious Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland, playing alongside internationally reknown musicians such as Vladimir Mendelssohn, Yuval Gotlibovich, Hagai Shaham, Sergey Malov, Daniel Rowland, Hugo Ticciati, Marc Danel, Michel Lethiec, Marc Bouchkov and the Enesco Quartet.

Always wishing to widen his horizons and meet interesting characters he was asked to collaborate with the actor Hugh Grant and the film director Stephen Frears on the BBC/Blueprint production "A Very English Scandal" airing in 2018.

He teaches violin and chamber music at Royal College of Music and plays a rare violin by the Voller Brothers, made in London in 1894.

Craig White gained a BA in Music at St Catherine’s College, Oxford in 2005, where he was Répétiteur Scholar for New Chamber Opera. Following a Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Accompaniment at the RAM, studying with Michael Dussek and Diana Ketler, he held a Junior Fellowship in Piano Accompaniment at the RCM. He is now an Associate of the RAM.

His Wigmore Hall debut was in October 2010, with oboist James Turnbull. In 2011, he toured Japan with soprano Erika Colon, and conducted London Youth Opera's The Magic Flute. In 2012, Craig won the accompanist prize at the centenary Kathleen Ferrier Awards, following accompanist prizes at the Thelma King Awards, Great Elm Vocal Awards and AESS Finals.

Craig has worked as official accompanist at the prestigious Kronberg Academy and Aix-en-Provence Académie, collaborating with artists such as Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Waltraud Meier, Mihaela Martin and Donald Weilerstein.

In much demand as an chamber musician and accompanist for singers and instrumentalists, Craig spent 2015 living in Germany, working for the Köln Hochschule für Musik und Tanz. He also toured the UK with Russian violinist Adelia Myslov and appeared with Soprano Eleanor Dennis performing Mozart arias for BBC programme "The Joy of Mozart". Recently, he performed on Radio 3 in a live soundtrack performance of Daniel Elms’ ‘Bethia’ as part of the Hull New Music Biennial.

Craig works every year as an official accompanist at the Schiermonnikoog Kamermuziek masterclasses in Holland, and the Rencontres Musicales Internationales D'Enghien in Belgium. In 2017 he adjudicated the Con Brio Piano Competition in Mumbai, India and also worked for the Voksenasen Masterclass series in Oslo, Norway.

He is currently based at RCM as the Adami Award Piano Accompaniment Fellow.

Free recital (retiring collection)


Venue
St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
London
London
W1J 9LL
England
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