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.
Grow with Music !
Lau Chun graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree majoring in viola performance under the tutelage of Mr. Andrew Ling and Mr. Ray Tsoi. He studied chamber music with Mr. Ivan Chan and Mr. Ray Wang.
Lau is currently violist of Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with many orchestras, including Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, Global Symphony Orchestra and Gustav Mahler Orchestra etc. Lau has been the principal of viola in Academy Symphony Orchestra, Texas festival Orchestra and guest co-principal in Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra. Throughout the orchestral experience, he collaborated with many world-renowned artists, including Jaap van zweden, Andrea Bocelli, Valentina Lisita, Richard O’Neill, Lio Kuokman, to name a few.
Lau has attended many masterclasses by celebrated string quartets and musicians, including Miami String Quartet, Endellion String Quartet, Shanghai String Quartet, Orion String quartet, Paul Silverthorne, Steven Tenenbom, Li-Kuo Chang, Susan Dubois, Wing Ho, Igor Yuzefovich. He also participated in the programme ‘Share the Stage with Maestro Lorin Maazel’ with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 2014, ‘Australian Chamber Orchestra Side by side project’ in 2015, Eastern strings music camp conducted by Prof. Wing Ho in 2016, Round top festival institute in America with full tuition fee in 2017.
Lau is the Gold prize winner in Italy-Hong Kong International Music Competition in 2018 and be awarded the full scholarship for Casalmaggiore International Music Festival. He is also the second prize winner of International Music Competition "Vienna" Grand Prize Virtuoso in 2019 and is invited to perform at the Gläserner Saal, Musikverein (Vienna).
Lau believes music is the way to enrich lives, not only the joy, happiness playing the instrument, but also touching souls. Each student has their own personalities; Lau believes different pedagogies applied to different students accordingly. All-rounded music learning is not only learning the interpretation of the piece, but also the historical background, musical style and theory behind the piece.