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