Alexandra Greffin-Klein Lecture/Masterclass
Alexandra Greffin-Klein presents and discusses the new works for solo violin with NEC students and faculty.
Alexandra Greffin-Klein devotes an important part of her career promoting Contemporary music, working closely with composers all around the world as a member of various chamber music ensembles (Cairn, Alternance, Multilatérale, Itinéraire, Sillage, and since 2012 a permanent member of Court-Circuit), as well as a soloist. She appeared at the Darmstadt Festival in 2010 and received in 2012 ‘5 Diapasons’ for her recording of Raphaël Cendo's string quartet, In vivo. Philippe Hurel dedicated to her his new violin solo piece Trait, which she premiered in Paris in September 2014 and recorded in 2016. This CD won the prestigious Grand Prix de l'Academie Charles Cros, was awarded 5 stars in Diapason magazine and was listed amongst the 5 best CD's of 2016 by France Musique (French National radio). Later that year, she had her first solo recital tour in the US and performed Jonathan Harvey's Concerto with the Slee Sinfonietta conducted by Julien Leroy. At the 2017 MUSICA festival, she performed a recital with her favorite partner, cellist Alexis Descharmes, and premiered Antonio Tules' Violin Concerto, conducted by Jean Deroyer.
Eager to share her passion for violin and Contemporary repertoire with young musicians, she is regularly giving lectures and master classes in Paris' Ecole Normale, NYU, Boston University and New England Conservatory, Rochester Eastman School of Music, Beijing Central Conservatory and Birmingham Royal Conservatory.
Alexandra Greffin-Klein plays a Sebastian Klotz violin dating from 1756, and Charles Tate's Ouchard bow generously lent by his family.