Olivier Fluchaire
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Member Since: June 11, 2006
Last Visit:June 4, 2010
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Olivier Fluchaire

French-born violinist Olivier Fluchaire won his first international competition at the age of 11. Two years later, upon receiving his Premier Prix from the Grenoble Conservatory, he entered London’s prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School. At the Menuhin School, he had the privilege of studying with Lord Menuhin himself and in 1991, performed J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins with Maestro Menuhin at the Montpellier Opera House, France. By the time he arrived in America in 1992, he had already concertized in Austria, England, France, Belgium, Lithuania and Russia.

Mr. Fluchaire gave his New York recital debut in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2001 as winner of the Artists International Competition. Following engagements with the French Philharmonia Orchestra, Bachanalia Orchestra, Jupiter Symphony, Hunter Symphony, Orchestra of the Bronx and the Camerata Lisy, he has recorded for the Vox and Keuka Labels, as well as Radio France, MDR Leipzig, “The Listening Room with Robert Sherman,” WQXR-FM, National Public Radio and the BBC Television, Bronxnet Television, National Educational Television and France 3 Television.

Olivier Fluchaire has performed with members of the Guarneri, American, and Emerson string quartets, as well as with Martin Canin, Nina Beilina, Mark Peskanov and Anthony McGill. An ardent champion of new music, he has premiered works by standing composers such as Toshi Ichiyanagi, Nils Vigeland, David Keberle, Mathew Harris, Gerald Chenoweth, Lethat Klein and Elias Tanenbaum.

During the 2009-10 season, Olivier Fluchaire is scheduled to perform concerti such as the Mendelssohn violin concerto in D and Astor Piazzola’s "Cuatro Estaciones Portenas" and chamber musician alongside the 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein as well as pianists Piotr Paleczny and Gary Hammond and cellist Astred Schween. He will be featured at concerts hosted by the Kosciuszko Foundation, Bargemusic, College of Staten Island/CUNY, Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Hunter College/CUNY, University of Anchorage, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and Music in Midtown. Mr. Fluchaire is a member of the NEOS string quartet, managed worldwide by Beverly Wright & Associates, Inc.

Olivier Fluchaire studied with Daniel Phillips, Patinka Kopec, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Guen En Shen and Jacques Ghesthem. He completed his Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees on a merit scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music and is currently a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, as a recipient of a New York Times Fellowship. Olivier Fluchaire serves on the violin and chamber music faculty at Hunter College and the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.

Olivier Fluchaire performs on a rare violin by Andreas Gisalberti c.1730 and a bow by Dominique Peccatte.