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 Brieuc is an excellent violinist. He does more than just play notes; he is artistic. In addition to his artistry he brings his excellent technical facility to all he plays; he is a strong player and has a great deal of temperament as well as sensitivity.

Itzhak Perlman


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Brieuc Vourch was born in 1995 in Paris and started playing the violin at the age of 3. At the age of thirteen he auditioned for Maestro Louis Langrée with the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and moved to America to study with Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School of Music and with Aaron Rosand. He came back to Europe in 2014 to study with Boris Kuschnir in Vienna. At the same time, he also studied with Rainer Küchl, former concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic. During his formation, Brieuc received guidance through masterclasses or personal consultations of Frank-Peter Zimmermann, Thomas Brandis, James Ehnes, Glenn Dicterow, Volkhard Steude and David Kim. His special care to make his violin sound as close as possible to the human voice leads him to join acclaimed singer Philippe Jaroussky’s academy in Paris during the 2017/2018 season where he benefited of Philippe Jaroussky’s wisdom and coaching. The latter will say : “Brieuc Vourch has a great ability to convey his feelings and thoughts to the audience and I have been very impressed by the precise technical quality and musical coherence of his playing”.

He has performed in numerous concert venues around the world such as the Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall of New-York’s Lincoln Center, St Martin-in-the- fields and St James's Church in London, the Flagey Auditorium in Brussels, the Shanghai Grand Theater, the Seine Musicale, the Théâtre des Champs Élysées, the Philharmonie and the Palais des Congrès in Paris. He has also taken part in the most prestigious music festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Holland Music Sessions, the Deauville Festival and the Roque d’Anthéron International Music Festival in France and the Hantang International Music Festival in China. Brieuc has collaborated as a chamber musician with some of the world’s finest instrumentalists such as Svetlin Roussev, Anaëlle Tourret, Roman Simovic, Mathieu Herzog, Santiago Cañon-Valencia, Ingmar Lazar and Guillaume Vincent among others.

Brieuc’s talent has been broadcasted several times on radio & television shows around the world such as, Génération Jeunes Interprètes, Chambre Classique, Live from La Roque d’Anthéron and Le Live ! of France Musique, Live from 1001 Notes of France Bleu in France, Vous avez du talent ! of RTBF Musiq’3 in Belgium, ClassicFm in the United-Kingdom, YoungClassicals in the Netherlands, Videolina in Italy, and The Ultimate Luxury Weekend in China which has been broadcasted on 47 chinese TV channels. He also performed for Shimon Peres, former President of Israel and Emmanuel Macron, President of France.

Brieuc is laureate of the Zilber-Rampal Foundation and the Safran Foundation for Music in Paris and of the Concordia Foundation for the Arts in London. Brieuc is also prize winner of the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra Young Artists Competition in the United States, the Anton Rubinstein International Violin Competition in Germany, and of the Maurice Ravel International Music Academy in France. Brieuc was selected among hundreds of applicants to take part in the 2019 Queen Elizabeth International Violin Competition in Belgium and in the 2019 Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition in Austria. He is one of the five finalists of the 2019 New-York Concert Artists Worldwide Debuts Auditions in the United-States.

He plays a very fine Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume loaned to him by Nicolas Paulmier through the Beares International Violin Society and a bow made by Nicolas Maire.

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Brieuc Vourch wurde 1995 in Paris geboren und begann im Alter von drei Jahren Violine zu spielen. Mit 13 Jahren spielt er das Violinkonzert von Tschaikowski vor Maestro Louis Langrée. Im selben Jahr zog er nach Amerika um an der Juilliard School of Music bei Prof. Itzhak Perlmann und Aaron Rosand zu studieren. 2014 folgte die Rückkehr nach Europa, um in Wien bei Prof. Boris Kuschnir und Rainer Küchl, dem ehemaligen Konzertmeister der Wiener Philharmoniker zu studieren.

Während seiner Ausbildung besuchte Brieuc Vourch Meisterkurse von Frank-Peter Zimmermann, Thomas Brandis, James Ehnes, Glenn Dicterow, Volkhard Steude und David Kim. Er folgt dem Bestreben, den Klang seiner Violine so nah wie möglich an den der menschlischen Stimme zu bringen. Diese Arbeit vertiefte der junge Geiger 2017/2018 mit dem Countertenor Philippe Jaroussky in dessen Pariser Akademie. Jarrousky sagte über Brieuc: „Er hat die große Gabe, seine Gefühle und Gedanken dem Publikum nahe zu bringen. Ich war sehr begeistert von seiner präzisen technischen Spielweise und der musikalischen Stimmigkeit seines Spiels“.

Brieuc Vourch gastierte bereits in vielen berühmten Konzertsälen der Welt. Er war in der Carnegie Hall, der Alice Tully Hall des New-Yorker Lincoln Center, St Martin-in-the-Fields und St James's Church in London, dem Flagey Auditorium in Brüssel, dem Shanghai Grand Theatre, der Seine Musicale, dem Théâtre des Champs Élysées, der Philharmonie de Paris sowie dem Palais des Congrès zu Gast. Der Geiger spielte ebenso bei folgenden internationalen Festivals wie dem Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, dem Verbier Festival in der Schweiz, die Holland Music Sessions, dem Deauville Festival und den Roque d’Anthéron International Music Festival in Frankreich sowie den Hantang International Music Festival in China. Als Kammermusiker arbeitete Brieuc mit berühmten Musikern wie u.a Svetlin Roussev, Anaëlle Tourret, Roman Simovic, Mathieu Herzog, Santiago Cañon-Valencia, Ingmar Lazar oder Guillaume Vincent.

Er ist darüberhinaus regelmässiger Gast in Rundfunk,- und Fernsehsendungen, wie der Génération Jeunes Interprètes, Chambre Classique, Live from La Roque d’Anthéron und Le Live ! auf France Musique, Live from 1001 Notes auf France Bleu in Frankreich, Vous avez du talent ! bei RTBF Musiq’3 in Belgien, ClassicFm in England, YoungClassicals in Holland, Videolina in Italien und The Ultimate Luxury Weekend in China. Er hatte ebenfalls bereits die Gelegenheit vor Shimon Peres, dem ehemaligen israelischen Staatspräsidenten sowie Emmanuel Macron, Frankreichs amtierenden Präsidenten aufzutreten.

Brieuc ist Stipendiat der Zilbert-Rampal Stiftung, der Safran Musikstiftung in Paris, und der Concordia Foundation of Arts in London. Er ist auch Preisträger mehrerer internationaler Wettbewerbe wie der Adelphi Chamber Orchestra Young Artists Competition in den USA, der Anton Rubinstein International Violin Competition in Deutschland, und der Maurice Ravel International Music Academy in Frankreich. Er wurde von über 100 Bewerbern zur Teilnahme am Queen Elizabeth International Violin Wettbewerb in Belgien 2019 ausgewählt sowie für den Fritz Kreisler International Violin Wettbewerb 2019 in Österreich. Brieuc Vourch ist einer der letzten fünf Kandidaten im Finale der New York Concert Artists Worldwide Debuts Auditions 2019.

Brieuc Vourch spielt eine Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume Violine, eine Leihgabe von Nicolas Paulmier und der Beares International Violin Society sowie einen Bogen von Nicolas Maire.


Listening to his playing, I recognize the talent of a great musician with a very strong technic. His playing is very mature and thoughtful.

Fabio Luisi

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The violin, through the serene clarity of its song, helps to keep our bearings in the storm, as a light in the night, a compass in the tempest, it shows us a way to a heaven of sincerity and respect.
— Yehudi Menuhin
Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume

Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume

In addition to being a renowned and prolific maker of fine violins, Jean Baptiste Vuillaume was a highly successful dealer, connoisseur and inventor. His workshop in Paris employed and trained some of the finest 19th-century violin and bow makers, including Maucotel, Silvestre, Derazey, the Peccatte brothers, Persoit, Fonclause, Simon and Voirin. The workshop, which Vuillaume founded in the rue Croix des Petits Champs in 1827 and moved to the rue Demours-Ternes in 1858, produced over 3,000 instruments, which are similar and abundant enough to be readily identifiable. Most also bear a label, brand, number and signature identifying them as examples of the Vuillaume workshop.

Born in the violin making city of Mirecourt, Vuillaume moved to Paris in 1818 and apprenticed with Chanot before establishing his own workshop, where he began by imitating the work of Lupot. However, Vuilaume quickly gained skill as a copyist of older instruments, particularly those of Stradivari and Guarneri 'del Gesù', which coalesced with an early interest in violin dealing. In 1855 Vuillaume made the astute move to buy up the Italian dealer Luigi Tarisio's stock of 144 instruments, which included some of Stradivari's best works, not least the 'Messiah' of 1716. Among Vuillaume's more interesting inventions are the giant three-stringed octobass and the self-rehairing bow.

Brieuc Vourch plays a very fine Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume loaned to him by Nicolas Paulmier through the Beares International Violin Society.


Gioffredo Cappa

Gioffredo Cappa

Both the training and legacy of Gioffredo Cappa have been the focus of significant speculation since at least the 19th century, when he was assumed to have been a pupil of Nicolò Amati. While Cappa's best works do bear Amati labels, his reliance on Amati models probably stems simply from the authority that family wielded on violin making in the late 17th century. It has also been suggested that Cappa was a student of Enrico Catenari, but recent scholars consider this lineage, too, to be improbable. Cappa's work is distinctive and shows some evolution in style. Early on, ribs are set into the back in the style popular with Dutch and Flemish makers of the period. Later instruments show a marked Cremonese influence, especially the soft brown or red varnish, though his efforts are generally less refined than the models he worked from.

Brieuc Vourch plays a very fine Gioffredo Cappa loaned to him by the Zilber-Rampal Foundation.


Kurt Widenhouse

Kurt Widenhouse

Kurt Widenhouse, born in 1958, graduated from the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City. After six years’ work at shops in three other cities, he established his own in 1990 and has made 250 violins to date. He won VSA gold medals in 1988 and 1994 and was featured on the cover of Strings in 1998. Among fine violinists who have commissioned his instruments are Aaron Rosand and Alexandre Brussilovsky.

In 2013, Brieuc Vourch acquired one of the copies made by Kurt Widenhouse of Aaron Rosand’s Guarneri while he was still a pupil of Aaron Rosand.