Philippe Graffin Biography (Wikipedia)
Philippe Graffin (born 1964) is a French violinist and recording artist. He was born in Romilly-sur-Seine, France.
The French Violinist Philippe Graffin was a student of the late Joseph Gingold and Philippe Hirschhorn and has established a particular reputation for his interpretations of his native repertoire as well for his interest in rare and contemporary works. He rediscovered original settings of classics such as Chausson's Poème and Ravel's Tzigane and has also championed the forgotten violin concertos of G. Fauré and the concerto by English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
Philippe has shared the stage with some of the greatest musicians of our time: Yehudi Menuhin, M. Rostropovich, Martha Argerich, and Sergiu Comissiona. He regularly partners with cellists Gary Hoffman and Truls Mork; pianists Pascal Devoyon, Steven Kovacevich, Claire Désert, as well as with the Chilingirian Quartet and Tango Factory among others. A number of composers have written works for him including David Matthews, Yves Prin, Vassili Lobanov and Philippe Hersant. The Lithuanian composer Vytautas Barkauskas dedicated his award-winning violin concerto "Jeux" to Philippe and wrote a double concerto Duo Concertante for him and violinist Nobuko Imai and Russian composer, Rodion Shchedrin wrote a concerto for violin, trumpet and string orchestra, dedicated to Philippe.
Philippe Graffin Tracks
Past BBC Events
Proms 2005: Prom 35
Proms 1999: Proms Chamber Music 07
Performances & Interviews from Similar Artists
Binaural: dance music influenced Gabriel Fauré's Pavane
Mozart in binaural sound: Piano Concerto No 27
Saint‐Saëns: Symphony No 3 in C minor, 'Organ' – excerpt (2017)
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe – Suite No. 2 - Preview Clip
Debussy: La mer - Preview Clip
Krzysztof Penderecki: Concerto grosso - Preview Clip
Stravinsky: Fireworks - Preview Clip