Philippe Graffin


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Philippe Graffin is a French violinist and recording artist. He was born in Romilly-sur-Seine, France. He was a student of the late Joseph Gingold and Philippe Hirschhorn and has established a particular reputation for his interpretations of his native repertoire as well for his interest in rare and contemporary works. Philippe has shared the stage with some of the greatest musicians of our time: Yehudi Menuhin, M. Rostropovich, Martha Argerich, and Sergiu Comissiona.
He regularly partners with cellists Gary Hoffman and Truls Mork, pianists Pascal Devoyon, Steven Kovacevich, Claire Désert and the Chilingirian Quartet and is founder and artistic director of the “Consonances” chamber music festival of St Nazaire, France. He has appeared in the BBC Proms Chamber Music series and has been Artistic Director of several chamber music projects at London’s Wigmore Hall. As concerto soloist, he has performed with many of the UK’s major orchestras throughout Europe.
Philippe Graffin has made numerous landmark recordings for Hyperion, Avie Records, ASV, Onyx Classics, Dutton Vocalion and others.
He is currently Artist in Residence at the University of New York at Stony Brook.