Portrait by Gilles de Beauchêne Photography - Paris

Portrait by Gilles de Beauchêne Photography - Paris

Brieuc Vourch was born in 1995 in Paris and started playing the violin at the age of 3. At the age of thirteen he auditions for Maestro Louis Langrée with the Tchaïkovsky Violin Concerto and moves to America to study with Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School of Music and with Aaron Rosand. His current professor is Boris Kuschnir. Brieuc also received guidance from David Kim, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Brieuc also took part in multiple chamber music and violin masterclasses given by Zakhar Bron, Ana Chumachenco, Gabor Takács Nagy, Lawrence Power, Frank-Peter Zimmermann and Augustin Dumay. He has also been trained by Philippe Jaroussky, Jérôme Pernoo and Pierre Amoyal.

 Brieuc plays on a Kurt Widenhouse violin made for him in 2013 and a Goffredo Cappa violin on loan to him by the Zilber-Rampal Foundation.

Brieuc plays on a Kurt Widenhouse violin made for him in 2013 and a Goffredo Cappa violin on loan to him by the Zilber-Rampal Foundation.

He has performed in numerous concert venues around Europe and the United States, including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Peter Jay Sharp Theater of New-York’s Lincoln Center, Le Théâtre des Champs Élysées, La Seine Musicale, La Philharmonie de Paris, La Salle Cortot and Le Palais des Congrès de Paris. In 2008, he met and performed for Shimon Peres, President of Israel, during his presidential visit to France. More recently, Brieuc met and played for Emmanuel Macron, President of France.

As a chamber musician, Brieuc Vourch has played with Roman Simovic, Olga Sitkovetsky, Abdel Rahman el Bacha, John Root, Laurent Naouri, Svetlin Roussev, François Salque, David Bismuth, Ingmar Lazar, Ella Van Poucke and Santiago Cañon Valencia among others.

Brieuc performed in The Summit Music Festival, The Bowdoin International Music Festival, The Lac Léman Music Masterclasses, The Villecroze Academy, The Verbier Festival Academy, The Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Young Soloists Masterclasses, The Sardinia International Masterclasses, The Holland Music Sessions and The Maurice Ravel Academy.

He was featured several times on France Musique, on the Young Interprets Generation and Chambre Classique emissions. He is also featured on RTBF Radio Musiq’3 of Belgium, YoungClassicals, ClassicFm and Medici.tv.

He is a member of the Paris Chamber Music Center, and the Philippe Jaroussky Music Academy in Paris.

Brieuc is laureate of The Safran Foundation for Music, The Zilber Rampal Foundation, The Maurice Ravel Academy and is a prize winner of The Knopf International Violin Competition.

This season, Brieuc will return performing in the United States, France, Italy, Germany and in the United Kingdom at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London.


September 2017 - This biography is not to be edited without the permission of Brieuc Vourch.


Listening to his playing, I recognize the talent of a great musician with a very strong technic. His playing is very mature and thoughtful.
Brieuc Vourch is a very interesting person besides his deep and authentic talent and I wish him all the best for a great career.
— Maestro Fabio Luisi, Principal Conductor, Metropolitan Opera - General Music Director, Zurich Opera
Brieuc is a very gifted violinist with a wonderful sensitivity, musicality, sense of style and musical structure and architecture.
— Maestro Louis Langrée, General Music Director, Mostly Mozart Festival - General Music Director, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
He is such a sensitive musician. A rarity these days. His sound is enchanting and so refined. His solidity technically on the violin is terrific. All in all I am so incredibly proud of his development as an artist and congratulate him for his achievements.
— Glenn Dicterow, New York Philharmonic Orchestra Concertmaster
I was impressed by his fine playing, the seriousness of his commitment to his art, and his eagerness to learn and excel. He is highly skilled and musically well-trained. I am a graduate of the Juilliard School and have been a classical music record producer since 1987. I have received eleven Grammy Awards and recent projects include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti, Renée Fleming, Dawn Upshaw, Jonathan Biss, Matt Haimovitz and Daniil Trifonov. It is with this experience I feel confident giving Brieuc my enthusiastic recommendation.
— David Frost, 2017 Grammy Award for Producer of the Year
Violinist with a warm and round tone, Brieuc Vourch belongs to the great tradition of romantic violin playing.
— RTBF-Musiq3
Brieuc lives and breathes music, and his focus, integrity, and devotion to his artistic development is very impressive and disciplined. Additionally, the unique and rare gift he possesses for assessing and analyzing a musician’s artistic needs is very special.
— Catherine Cho, Professor of Violin, The Juilliard School of Music