David Le Page (violin)
David Le Page has been a member of CHROMA since 2013.
He was born in Guernsey and began learning the violin at the age of seven. He gained a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School, aged eleven, and was a prize winner in both the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Yehudi Menuhin competition. David completed his studies in Bern with Igor Ozim and in London with Sidney Griller.
He has worked with a diverse selection of artists and ensembles as a director, soloist and chamber musician and has formed his own groups the Le Page Ensemble, The Harborough Collective and Mysterious Barricades. He has made many recordings including the complete Tippett quartets, Shostakovich quartets, Keith Tippett’s piano quintet Linuckea, music by Gerald Barry, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Frantic Mid-Atlantic with Evelyn Ficarra, The Rune of Hospitality’ with Mark Chambers and the Goldberg Variations with Le Page Ensemble.
In 1999 David was appointed leader of the Orchestra of the Swan, a Stratford-upon-Avon based chamber orchestra with whom he regularly appears as soloist and director. David was recently appointed as an ambassador for the European String Teachers Association and teaches at Birmingham Conservatoire.
David has appeared at most of the major festivals in the UK and has includes a diverse selection of artists and ensembles including the Kreutzer quartet, Billy Jenkins, Thomas Ades, Paul Zukovsky, Keith Tippett, Errolyn Wallen, Guy Johnson, Julius Drake, Abdullah Ibrahim, John Tavener, Sir Michael Tippett, Phillip Sheppard, Lucy Bailey, the Medici quartet, Charles Owen, the Gogmagogs and the St Petersburg quartet. David plays on a violin made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume in 1874.
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