Pierre Amoyal

Photo: Marco Borggreve

Pierre Amoyal

violin master-class, July 17 – 20, 4 x 45 minutes

Pierre Amoyal, violin

Pierre Amoyal is one of the most brilliant violinists of his generation. He began his musical studies at a very early age, receiving a Premier Prix from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de musique de Paris at the age of 12. At the age of 17, he traveled to Los Angeles to study with Jascha Heifetz, with whom he studied for five years. There, he enjoyed the privilege of playing chamber music in concert and recording with Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky.

Since then, Pierre Amoyal has been invited to play with the most prestigious orchestras and performs worldwide. He regularly collaborates with the most important conductors of our time: Pierre Boulez, Seiji Ozawa, Charles Dutoit, Eliahu Inbal, Stanislas Skrowaczewski, Günter Herbig, Georges Prêtre, Gennadi Roschdestwenski, Kurt Sanderling, Simon Rattle, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Myung Whun Chung. He performed Dutilleux's Violin Concerto in Germany with the Berlin Philharmonic under the baton of Lorin Maazel.

Pierre Amoyal founded the Camerata de Lausanne, an ensemble of 14 talented young musicians. They have recorded a CD of Mendelssohn's Octet, Bach's Violin Concertos, Tchaikovsky's Serenade and Souvenir de Florence, Mozart's Sinfonia Concerto and Concertante, which was released by Warner Music in 2013.

His many recordings for Decca include works by Fauré (with Pascal Rogé), Chausson, Franck (with the Ysaÿe Quartet and Pascal Rogé), and concertos by Dutilleux, Saint-Saëns, and Respighi (Concerto Gregoriano, with Charles Dutoit and the French National Orchestra). His recent recordings for Harmonia Mundi include Grieg's Three Sonatas and Brahms' Violin Sonatas, all with Frederic Chiu, and René Koering's Violin Concerto with Friedemann Layer.

Pierre Amoyal is a passionate teacher. He was appointed professor at the National Conservatory in Paris at a very young age, and taught at the Lausanne Conservatory.

Currently he teaches as a university professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

In 1985 Pierre Amoyal was appointed Chevalier of Arts and Lettres and in 1995 was elevated to the rank of Chevalier de l'Ordre National de Mérite. In 2002 he received the Prix du Rayonnement de la Fondation Vaudoise pour la création artistique and in 2006 the Prix de la Ville de Lausanne.

Pierre Amoyal is a very dedicated virtuoso whose exceptional talents have never hindered his love of hard work or the development of the most important human qualities.


Evgeny Sinaiski

Evgeny Sinaiski, piano

Evgeny Sinaiski was born in St. Petersburg in 1973 and comes from a famous family of musicians. He devotes his musical work to chamber music and pedagogy. He began his career at the Latvian Central Music School and in 1987 was admitted to the Lycée of the St. Petersburg Conservatory in the class of Prof. M. Wolf. In 1997 he graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg and continued his studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Prof. N. Grubert. Other teachers included T. Fidler, S. Wakman and S. Urywajev.

Evgeny Sinaiski is a laureate of numerous international piano and chamber music competitions, including the Heerlen Competition, the D. Shostakovich Competition in Hanover, and the ARD Competition in Munich.

He was awarded the special prize for best accompanist at violin competitions in Poznan and Wrozlaw, and received an internship award at the international fesival "Prussia Cove" in Great Britain and at the Paris Conservatory.

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