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Barritt, Paul (violin)
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Paul Barritt (violin)

Paul Barritt was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He studied with Jaroslav Vanecek at the Royal College of Music in London and subsequently with Orrea Pernel, Sandor Végh and Salvatore Accardo.

Paul Barritt has a varied repertoire comprising the standard classical violin concertos but also encompassing works for violin and orchestra by Martinu, Frank Martin, Lutoslawski, Takemitsu, Schnittke and Poul Ruders. With The Northern Sinfonia he appeared as soloist in Norway and Turkey, and in Japan played the Schnittke Concerto Grosso No 1 at the Suntory Hall, Tokyo, in the presence of the Crown Prince of Japan. His Promenade Concert debut in 1992 was with the same Schnittke work, repeated with the the BBC Welsh Orchestra at the 1993 Swansea Festival. He is a frequent contributor to both BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM as recitalist and concerto soloist.

The scope of Paul Barritt's musical activities is wide. As well as giving violin and piano recitals and recordings, and frequent chamber music concerts, he regularly appears as soloist and director with the ECO. Notable tours to France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Caribbean as well as in London and across Great Britain have achieved outstanding success. He also directed Isaac Stern's 70th Birthday Concert at the Barbican and played Arvo Pärt's Fratres at the same hall in the presence of the composer. As director he has also worked with Kyung Wha Chung, Emanuel Ax, Franz Peter Zimmerman and Christian Tetzlaff.

Paul Barritt plays a Sanctus Serphim violin made c1737.

Albums
'Dyson: Three Rhapsodies; Howells: In Gloucestershire' (CDA66139)
Dyson: Three Rhapsodies; Howells: In Gloucestershire
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'Howells: Music for violin and piano' (CDH55139)
Howells: Music for violin and piano
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'Ireland: The complete music for violin and piano' (CDA66853)
Ireland: The complete music for violin and piano
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'Rheinberger: Suites for organ, violin and cello' (CDH55211)
Rheinberger: Suites for organ, violin and cello
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'Sammons: The English Kreisler' (CDA67096)
Sammons: The English Kreisler
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'Stanford: Music for violin and piano' (CDH55362)
Stanford: Music for violin and piano
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A song without words, Op 13 No 1 (Sammons)
Air de Ballet, Op 17 No 2 (Sammons)
Arabesques  No 4 of Five Characteristic Pieces, Op 93 (Stanford)
Aubade, Op 4 (Sammons)
Bagatelle (Ireland)
Bagatelle, Op 3 (Sammons)
Berceuse (Ireland)
Berceuse, Op 6 (Sammons)
Bourrée, Op 12 (Sammons)
Canzonetta, Op 20 (Sammons)
Caoine 'A Lament'  No 1 of Six Irish Fantasies for violin and piano, Op 54 (Stanford)
Capriccio  No 2 of Five Characteristic Pieces, Op 93 (Stanford)
Cavatina (Ireland)
Cavatina and Scherzino  No 1 of Five Characteristic Pieces, Op 93 (Stanford)
Chosen Tune  No 3 of Three Pieces, Op 28 (Howells)
Cradle Song (Sammons)
Cradle song, Op 9 No 1 (Howells)
Dance Caprice, Op 15 (Sammons)
Five Characteristic Pieces, Op 93 (Stanford)
Humoreske, Op 13 No 2 (Sammons)
In a gondola  No 3 of Five Characteristic Pieces, Op 93 (Stanford)
Intermezzo, Op 21 (Sammons)
L'Envoi  No 5 of Five Characteristic Pieces, Op 93 (Stanford)
Luchinushka  No 4 of Three Pieces, Op 28 (Howells)
Lullaby (Sammons)
Minuet triste, Op 17 No 1 (Sammons)
Pastorale  No 2 of Three Pieces, Op 28 (Howells)
Pensée capricieuse, Op 9 (Sammons)
Petite Chanson (Sammons)
Plantation Dance, Op 24 (Sammons)
Rêve d'enfant, Op 10 (Sammons)
Roumanian Air and Gipsy Dance, Op 23 (Sammons)
Sérénade de Printemps, Op 5 (Sammons)
Six Irish Fantasies for violin and piano, Op 54 (Stanford)
Six Pieces for violin and organ, Op 150 (Rheinberger)
Sonata No 1 in E major, Op 18 (Howells)
Sonata No 2 in E flat major, Op 26 (Howells)
Sonata No 3 in E minor, Op 38 (Howells)
String Quartet No 3 'In Gloucestershire' (Howells)
Suite for organ, violin and cello, Op 149 (Rheinberger)
The faithful bird 'y Deryn Pur' (Sammons)
The Holy Boy (Ireland)
Three Pieces, Op 28 (Howells)
Three Rhapsodies (Dyson)
Violin Sonata No 1 in D major, Op 11 (Stanford)
Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor (Ireland)
Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 70 (Stanford)
Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor (Ireland)
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