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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Born in Beijing, China in 1988 Jia Nan began her early musical training on the piano at the age of 4 and received her first award in the 1994 Beijing Xi Wang Bei Piano Competition when she turned 6.
One year later Jia Nan was admitted to the Primary School at the Central Conservatory of Music and began her studies in cello with Professor Song Tao. In 2004 she was recruited for early enrolment with full scholarship by Bard College in New York, USA at the age of 16 to study with renowned cellist Peter Wiley. Jia Nan relocated to Hong Kong in 2009 to attend the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where she was a student of Professor Ray Wang, earning her Advanced Diploma in Cello, Bachelor of Music (First Honor) and Masters in Music (First Honor).
During her studies at the academy Jia Nan was invited to perform the Victor Herbert and Dmitri Shostakovich concertos with the Academy Symphony Orchestra. She has won numerous awards including First Prize in the Youth Division of Third Cello Competition at the Central Conservatory of Music, Third Prize in the Youth Division of Forth National Cello Competition of China, First Prize in the Youth Division of Fourth Cello Competition at the Central Conservatory which included the Best Performance Award of Chinese Composition, Third Prize of the Fourth International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, Second Prize in cello and First Prize in the Chamber Division of Schoenfeld International String Competition.
In her first year at the academy Jia Nan and three of her schoolmates formed their own Gloucester Quartet. The quartet was not only invited to perform at the Trey Lee and Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, but also master classes by Shanghai Quartet，Endellion Quartet, Juliet Quartet, Szymanowski Quartet, Penderecki Quartet and Chilingirian Quartet. She has also performed overseas at international music festivals such as McGill International String Quartet Academy in Montreal, Meadowmount in New York and Mount Royal in Calgary to name a few. As a soloist Jia Nan has been invited to perform at numerous master classes including those by Gary Hoffman, Yo-Yo, Ma, Natalia Shakhovskaya, Kirill Rodin, Bernard Greenhouse, Gert Von Bulow, Wang Jian and Richard Bamping.
Today Jia Nan is one of the most sought after cello teachers and performers in Hong Kong. She is currently a cello teacher at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Junior Department and has taught at International Christian Quality Music Secondary and Primary School. As an active performer she is a freelance cellist of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, a member of Hong Kong String Orchestra, and holds the position of principal cello of Gustav Mahler Orchestra as well as Hong Kong Orchestra. In 2018 Jia Nan and two of her close friends Zheng Yang and Xingji Piao formed Bauhinia Trio and opened YNK Studio offering private cello, violin, piano and chamber music lessons. During the first year the trio has performed at St. John’s Cathedral, University Museum and Art Gallery at Hong Kong University, Hong Kong Fringe Club and Sheung Wan Civic Centre.
Jia Nan’s latest musical endeavour is ‘Secret Location,’ an interesting and unusual music duo formed in 2019 with pianist/composer/arranger/music producer Preston Lau. The duo creates a fine blend of jazz, pop and electronic music, and is currently performing live and recording their first album in the studio.