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Jean-Guihen Queyras

A founding member of the Arcanto Quartet, Jean-Guihen Queyras forms a celebrated trio with Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov; the latter is, alongside Alexandre Tharaud, a regular accompanist. The versatility in his music-making has led to Queyras being invited as artist-in-residence by concert halls, festivals and orchestras including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, De Bijloke (Ghent) and Wigmore Hall (London).
Queyras appears with renowned orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, NHK Symphony Orchestra and Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, working with conductors including Iván Fischer, Philippe Herreweghe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Sir Roger Norrington.

Jean-Guihen Queyras’ discography is impressive and diverse, ranging from acclaimed concerto discs and chamber music programmes to explorations of the intersections between contemporary music, improvisation and Mediterranean traditions. Queyras holds a professorship at the University of Music Freiburg and is artistic director of the ‘Rencontres Musicales de Haute-Provence’ festival in Forcalquier. He plays a 1696 instrument by Gioffredo Cappa, made available to him by the Mécénat Musical Société Générale.

For more information, please visit Jean-Guihen Queyras' website.

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