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Alexis Galpérine (Violin)

Born: 1955 - Paris, France

The French violinist, Alexis Galpérine, is a graduate of the Paris Conservatory, The Juilliard School, and the Sorbonne (where he received a degree in philosophy), his primary teachers were Ivan Galamian and Henryk Szeryng. He capped his studies in the late 1970's with the grand prize in the Belgrade International Competition and top prizes in the Carl Flesch International Competition (London) and the Paganini International Competition (Genoa).

Alexis Galpérine has performed in recital and as soloist with orchestras throughout Europe, as well as in the USA, Israel, Lebanon, and Japan. In the USA he was a founding member of the Library of Congress Summer Chamber Festival and of The American Chamber Players, with whom he played hundreds of concerts throughout the USA and Canada. His discography runs to some 50 recordings of solo violin and chamber music repertoire, and for some years now he has worked closely - as violinist, actor, singer, and composer - with the French film director and playwright Coline Serreau. He has played the premieres of more than 70 contemporary works, many of which were written expressly for him, and he is a frequent guest performer on French radio and television.

One of France’s most respected teachers of the violin, Alexis Galpérine is president of the Association Française des Violonistes, professor of violin and pedagogy at the Paris Conservatory, and a faculty member of the American Conservatory of Fontainebleau. Students from all over the world come to study with him and attend his master-classes.

Alexis Galpérine writes frequently on music, contributing articles and chapters to many publications, and his book, La Musique Française pour Violon, has become an important reference work in the field.

Source: Peace Center Website; French Wikipedia Website (December 2017)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2018)

Alexis Galpérine: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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Alexis Galperine (Peace Center)
Alexis Galpérine (Wikipedia) [French]


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