Philippe Graffin

Philippe Graffin has established an indisputable reputation for his interpretations of the French and English repertoire. He has rediscovered original settings of Chausson’s Poème and Ravel’s Tzigane and has championed the concerto of Coleridge-Taylor which he has recorded and performed at the BBC Proms. A number of composers have written works for him including Vytautas Barkauskas, Philippe Hersant, David Matthews, Yves Prin and Rodion Shchedrin.

As concerto soloist, Philippe has performed with orchestras such as The Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, the Residentie Orkest, Gothenburg Symphony, Orchestra di Padova et del Veneto, St Petersburg Philharmonic, and Georges Enesco Philharmonic, Bucharest.

Philippe’s discography includes an early recording with Lord Menuhin and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and many world premieres and rarities. He is a highly sought after chamber musician and featured on BBC 4’s documentary ‘Delius: Composer, Lover, Enigma’ in 2012, performing Delius’s ‘Legende’ for violin and piano. 

He is founder and artistic director of the “Consonances” chamber music festival of St Nazaire, France.

He plays a Domenico Busano violin, made in Venice, 1730. He is currently guest professor at the Royal Conservatorium Brussels and at the conservatory in The Hague.

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Discography