Raphaël Oleg to replace Boris Brovtsyn at the master class in March 2016

Date: 4-7 March, 2016

Venue: Reksten Collections

Due to unforseen occurances Boris Brovtsyn has cancelled  his master classes next week.

In his place, we are thrilled to welcome the French violinist, conductor and professor, Raphaël Oleg.

About Raphaël Oleg

During his long international career as a violinist, Raphaël Oleg had the opportunity to collaborate with many conductors like Lorin Maazel (Philadelphia Orchestra), Daniel Barenboïm (Orchestre National de France), Jeffrey Tate (London Symphony Orchestra), Riccardo Chailly (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Wolfgang Sawallisch (Munich Staatsoper), Armin Jordan (Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris), Paavo Berglund (Chamber Orchestra of Europe), Michel Plasson (Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse), Semyon Byshkov, Günther Herbig (Orchestre de Paris), Libor Pešek (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra), Vernon Handley (ABC tour Australia, BBC NoW), Sir Neville Mariner (Academy of St-Martin in the Fields), Yan-Pascal Tortelier (BBC Philharmonic), Evgueni Svetlanov (Swedish Radio Orchestra), Kazushi Ono (Tokyo Philharmonic), Tadaaki Otaka (BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Yomiuri Orchestra, NHK), Marek Janowsky (Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio- France), Mark Wigglesworth (Dutch Youth Orchestra, Utrecht Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC NoW), Ronald Zollman (Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM à Mexico City, Tcheque Radio Orchestra). This priviledged situation allowed him to observe these great artists at work but it is only after deciding to put his violinistic activities aside that he decided to commit himself fully to conducting.

The call of the repertoire and the support of his family, friends and colleagues, together with an urge to keep serving the music but through a new mean decided Raphaël Oleg to enter the Hochschule der Künste in Berne to study with Dominique Roggen (ex-assistant of Rudolf Kempe in Munich) the subtle art of the German Kappelmeister. Since 2015 he is first guest conductor of the Youth Orchestra of the Friburger canton (l’orchestre de Jeunes du Canton de Fribourg) (Switzerland).

Winner of the notorious Tchaikovsky competition in 1986 Raphaël Oleg remains until today the only French violinist to have won the Gold Medal.

Since1995, he teaches at the Musik Akademie of Basel and since 2014 at the Institut Supérieur des Arts de Toulouse. In 1997, l’Académie des Beaux Arts awarded him the Del Duca Price. Raphaël Oleg is Chevalier des Arts et Lettres.