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Graffin, Philippe (violin)
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Philippe Graffin (violin)

"There are few more exciting young fiddlers around at the moment than Frenchman Philippe Graffin."

Philippe Graffin has established a reputation for his interpretations of Romantic French repertoire, befitting one of the few pupils of Josef Gingold, himself a pupil of Ysaÿe, for whom much of the violin repertoire of this era was written. His recordings, including many premieres, bear witness to a questing mind. His acclaimed recording of the three Saint-Saëns concertos is the first volume in Hyperion’s Romantic Violin Concerto series; he has also recorded concertos by Frederic Cliffe and Frédéric d’Erlanger (volume 10). He is a champion of the forgotten concertos of Fauré and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and has performed the latter at the BBC Proms.

As soloist, Philippe has performed with orchestras including the Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Saarbrücken Philharmonie, the Residentie Orkest, Gothenburg Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto and St Petersburg Philharmonic. He performs works by many modern composers, including Dutilleux and Saariaho, and has had works written for him by Vytautas Barkauskas, Philippe Hersant, David Matthews, Yves Prin and Rodion Shchedrin. Philippe is the founder and artistic director of the ‘Consonances’ chamber music festival of St-Nazaire, France, and has been artistic director of several other festivals. Philippe Graffin plays a Domenico Busano violin, made in Venice in 1730, and is guest professor at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels.

Caroline Baird Artists, Pinkhill House, Oxford Road, Eynsham, Oxfordshire OX29 4DA Tel/Fax: 01865 882 771

email: caroline@cbartists.sol.co.uk

Albums

Jongen: Violin Concerto; Lazzari: Rapsodie
CDA680055 January 2015 Release
Bréville & Canteloube: Violin Sonatas
CDA67427
Chausson: Chamber Music
CDA67028Last few CD copies remaining
Chausson: Concert & Piano Quartet
CDA66907Archive Service
Cliffe & Erlanger: Violin Concertos
CDA67838
Goldmark & Walter: Violin Sonatas
CDA67220
Rare French works for violin and orchestra
CDH55396Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Saint-Saëns & Ysaÿe: Rare transcriptions for violin and piano
CDH55353Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Saint-Saëns: Music for violin and piano
CDA67100Archive Service
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concertos
CDA67074
Walter & Goldmark: Violin Sonatas
CDA67220
Ysaÿe & Saint-Saëns: Rare transcriptions for violin and piano
CDH55353Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Ysaÿe: Sonatas for solo violin & other works
CDH55226Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
This album is not yet available for downloadHYP202CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Complete works available for download

PIERRE DE BRÉVILLE (1861-1949)
Violin Sonata No 1 in C sharp minorwith Pascal Devoyon (piano)
JOSEPH CANTELOUBE (1879-1957)
Poèmewith Ulster Orchestra, Thierry Fischer (conductor)
Suite 'Dans la montagne'with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
ERNEST CHAUSSON (1855-1899)
Concert in D major, Op 21with Pascal Devoyon (piano), Chilingirian Quartet
Piano Quartet in A major, Op 30with Pascal Devoyon (piano), Toby Hoffman (viola), Gary Hoffman (cello)
Piano Trio in G minor, Op 3with Pascal Devoyon (piano), Gary Hoffman (cello)
Poème, Op 25with Chilingirian Quartet, Pascal Devoyon (piano)
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Nocturne in E flat major, Op 55 No 2with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Nocturne in E major, Op 62 No 2with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Waltz in E minor, KKIVa/15with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
FREDERIC CLIFFE (1857-1931)
Violin Concerto in D minorwith BBC National Orchestra of Wales, David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)
FRÉDÉRIC D'ERLANGER (1868-1943)
Poëme in D majorwith BBC National Orchestra of Wales, David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 17with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)
GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845-1924)
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 14with Ulster Orchestra, Thierry Fischer (conductor)
KARL GOLDMARK (1830-1915)
Suite for violin and piano No 1 in D major, Op 11with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
ERNEST GUIRAUD (1837-1892)
Capricewith Ulster Orchestra, Thierry Fischer (conductor)
JOSEPH JONGEN (1873-1953)
Adagio symphonique in B major, Op 20with Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Martyn Brabbins (conductor) January 2015 Release
Fantasia in E major, Op 12with Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Martyn Brabbins (conductor) January 2015 Release
Violin Concerto in B minor, Op 17with Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Martyn Brabbins (conductor) January 2015 Release
ÉDOUARD LALO (1823-1892)
Fantaisie norvégiennewith Ulster Orchestra, Thierry Fischer (conductor)
Guitarre, Op 28with Ulster Orchestra, Thierry Fischer (conductor)
SYLVIO LAZZARI (1857-1944)
Rapsodie in E minorwith Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Martyn Brabbins (conductor) January 2015 Release
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921)
Berceuse in B flat major, Op 38with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Caprice brillantwith Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Élégie, Op 143with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Élégie, Op 160with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Fantaisie for violin and harp, Op 124with Catherine Beynon (harp)
Fantaisie for violin and piano after Weber's Oberonwith Pascal Devoyon (piano)
L'air de la pendulewith Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Morceau de concert, Op 62with Ulster Orchestra, Thierry Fischer (conductor)
Triptyque, Op 136with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Violin Concerto No 1 in A major, Op 20with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Violin Concerto No 2 in C major, Op 58with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor, Op 61with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor, Op 75with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Violin Sonata No 2 in E flat major, Op 102with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
BRUNO WALTER (1876-1962)
Sonata for Piano and Violinwith Pascal Devoyon (piano)
EUGÈNE YSAŸE (1858-1931)
Poème élégiaque, Op 12with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Rêve d'enfant, Op 14with Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Sonata for solo violin No 1 in G minor, Op 27 No 1
Sonata for solo violin No 2 in A minor, Op 27 No 2
Sonata for solo violin No 3 in D minor 'Ballade', Op 27 No 3
Sonata for solo violin No 4 in E minor, Op 27 No 4
Sonata for solo violin No 5 in G major, Op 27 No 5
Sonata for solo violin No 6 in E major, Op 27 No 6

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Adagio symphonique in B major, Op 20 (Jongen)
Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23 (Chopin/Ysaÿe)
Berceuse in B flat major, Op 38 (Saint-Saëns)
Caprice (Guiraud)
Caprice brillant (Saint-Saëns)
Caprice d'après l'Étude en forme de valse  
Concert in D major, Op 21 (Chausson)
Élégie, Op 143 (Saint-Saëns)
Élégie, Op 160 (Saint-Saëns)
Fantaisie for violin and harp, Op 124 (Saint-Saëns)
Fantaisie for violin and piano after Weber's Oberon (Saint-Saëns/Weber)
Fantaisie norvégienne (Lalo)
Fantasia in E major, Op 12 (Jongen)
Guitarre, Op 28 (Lalo/Pierné)
L'air de la pendule (Saint-Saëns)
Morceau de concert, Op 62 (Saint-Saëns)
Nocturne in E flat major, Op 55 No 2 (Chopin/Saint-Saëns)
Nocturne in E major, Op 62 No 2 (Chopin/Saint-Saëns)
Piano Quartet in A major, Op 30 (Chausson)
Piano Trio in G minor, Op 3 (Chausson)
Poème (Canteloube)
Poème élégiaque, Op 12 (Ysaÿe)
Poëme in D major (Erlanger)
Poème, Op 25 (Chausson)
Rapsodie in E minor (Lazzari)
Rêve d'enfant, Op 14 (Ysaÿe)
Six Études, Op 52 (Saint-Saëns/Ysaÿe)
Sonata for Piano and Violin (Walter)
Sonata for solo violin No 1 in G minor, Op 27 No 1 (Ysaÿe)
Sonata for solo violin No 2 in A minor, Op 27 No 2 (Ysaÿe)
Sonata for solo violin No 3 in D minor 'Ballade', Op 27 No 3 (Ysaÿe)
Sonata for solo violin No 4 in E minor, Op 27 No 4 (Ysaÿe)
Sonata for solo violin No 5 in G major, Op 27 No 5 (Ysaÿe)
Sonata for solo violin No 6 in E major, Op 27 No 6 (Ysaÿe)
Suite 'Dans la montagne' (Canteloube)
Suite for violin and piano No 1 in D major, Op 11 (Goldmark)
Triptyque, Op 136 (Saint-Saëns)
Violin Concerto in B minor, Op 17 (Jongen)
Violin Concerto in D minor (Cliffe)
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 14 (Fauré)
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 17 (Erlanger)
Violin Concerto No 1 in A major, Op 20 (Saint-Saëns)
Violin Concerto No 2 in C major, Op 58 (Saint-Saëns)
Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor, Op 61 (Saint-Saëns)
Violin Sonata No 1 in C sharp minor (Bréville)
Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor, Op 75 (Saint-Saëns)
Violin Sonata No 2 in E flat major, Op 102 (Saint-Saëns)
Waltz in E minor, KKIVa/15 (Chopin/Ysaÿe)