Jean-Guihen Queyras

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Jean-Guihen Queyras during La Folle Journée 2009.

Jean-Guihen Queyras (born March 11, 1967 in Montreal ) is a French cellist .

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Queyras studied at the Conservatoire Supérieur Musique et de Danse de Lyon and received scholarships for the Freiburg University of Music , the Juilliard School of Music and the Mannes College of Music in New York. In 1986 he received the Prix ​​Jeanne Marx at the Concours de violoncelle Rostropowitch in Paris as well as the third prize of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich and in 2002 the City of Toronto Glenn Gould International Protégé Price in Music as protégé of the Glenn Gould Prize .

Queyras was a member of the InterContemporain ensemble founded by Pierre Boulez for several years . He has performed with the Gewandhausorchester and with other major European orchestras such as the Orchestra della RAI Turin , the Orchester National de Belgique , the BBC National Orchestra of Wales , the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra , the Philharmonic Orchestra Prague , the Munich Chamber Orchestra , the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden- Baden and Freiburg , the Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and worked with chamber music a. a. with Pierre-Laurent Aimard , Leif Ove Andsnes , Isabelle Faust , Emmanuel Pahud , Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Lars Vogt , also in a trio with Daniel Sepec and Andreas Staier .

In 2004 he founded - together with the violinists Antje Weithaas and Daniel Sepec and the violist Tabea Zimmermann - the Arcanto Quartet , which quickly received invitations to the major concert halls in Europe, Israel, Japan and North America and released several CDs.

Queyras' repertoire includes classical and romantic literature as well as contemporary compositions. He played u. a. the world premieres of the cello concertos by Ivan Fedele , Bruno Mantovani and Thomas Larcher as well as the Concertino by Gilbert Amy . For the Six Suites - Six Echos project, he commissioned the composers György Kurtág , Jonathan Harvey , Minoru Mochizuki, Gilbert Amy, Ichiro Nodaïra and Ivan Fedele to each compose a work related to one of Bach's cello suites . In 2016 he released the album Thrace: Sunday Morning Sessons , which he recorded with the Greek lyre player Sokratis Sinopoulos and two oriental percussionists, Bijan and Keyvan Chemirani .

Queyras taught at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen and is currently professor for violoncello at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg im Breisgau .

He plays a cello made by Gioffredo Cappa in 1696.

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Individual evidence

  1. Review by Erik Keilholtz
  2. Jean-Guihen Queyras, Gioffredo Cappa, c. 1696. Retrieved November 29, 2018 .