Gabriel Richard, violin
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
Program includes J.S. Bach Partitas and other works. French violinist Gabriel Richard is a tenure-track first violin at the Paris Orchestra, as well as founder and member of the Thymos String Quartet. In 1999, he was selected to be solo violin of the Lyon National Opera. He was granted a First Prize in the practice of the violin at Lyon CNSM (The National Superior Conservatory of Music). He completed a graduate degree in chamber music and attended the contemporary music class of Gilbert Amy. As a musician of the Paris Orchestra, he plays under the direction of conductors such as Daniel Baremboim, Christoph Eschenbach, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, and Marin Aslop. With Thymos Quartet he regularly performs on international scenes: the Kennedy Center in Washington, La cité de la Musique (Paris), Pleyel Auditorium, Orsay Museum, Mogador Theatre, Fontainebleau Theater, Sorbonne Richelieu Auditorium and Favart Auditorium. He has participated in several String Quartet festivals and Biennales, including the Bordeaux Festival, Ravinia Festival, and The international festival of Luberon.