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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Joyce Tseng is a violist based in Rochester, New York, who is passionate about performing. Ms. Tseng has won numerous awards in solo competitions. She was the winner of the Macao Young Musicians String Concerto Competition and the Viola Solo Competition in 2014. In the same year, she made her debut performance with the Macao Orchestra as a soloist. She was awarded 2nd prize in the Collegiate Division of the 2018 American Viola Society Solo Competition.
Ms Tseng is an eager learner and has spent her past summers at the AVS Festival, Karen Tuttle Coordination Conference, and the Aspen Music Festival. She was also one of the Ashkenasi/Kirshbaum Chamber Music Seminar participants at the Heifetz International Music Festival, where she performed two complete chamber music works.
To equip herself for a performing career, Ms Tseng has performed in master classes given by Michelle LaCourse, Jeffrey Irvine, Laura Bossert, Susan Dubois, Lynne Ramsey, Sheila Browne, Robert Vernon, and Victoria Chiang, and Atar Arad.
Ms Tseng is currently pursing a master’s degree at the Eastman School of Music, where she also did her B.M., majoring in viola performance with Professor George Taylor and Professor Phillip Ying. She is also a teaching assistant of Professor George Taylor. Ms Tseng is a firm believer in the communicative potential of music, and hopes to cultivate passion for classical music among young people.