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Christian Ferras Christian Ferras

Birth: June 17, 1933 in Touquet

Death: September 14, 1982 in Paris

Nationality: French

Occupation: violinist, pedagogue

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Ferras, Christian, outstanding French violinist and pedagogue; b. Touquet, June 17, 1933; d. Paris, Sept. 14, 1982.

He was a remarkably gifted child who began to study at a very early age with Charles Bistesi at the Nice Conservatory In 1942 he made his public debut as soloist with an orchestra in Nice. He then continued his training at the Paris Conservatory with René Benedetti (violin) and Joseph Calvet (chamber music), taking premiers prix in both subjects in 1946, the year he made his Paris debut. In 1949 he had further lessons with Enesco and captured 2nd prize in the Long-Thibaud competition in Paris. Thereafter, he pursued a distinguished career as a soloist with orchestras and as a recitalist. In 1975 he became a professor at the Paris Conservatory His interpretations were notable for their stylistic fidelity to the score and virtuoso execution.

Source: "Christian Ferras." BAKER'S BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF MUSICIANS®, Centennial Edition. Nicolas Slonimsky, Editor Emeritus. Schirmer, 2001. Reprinted by permission of The Gale Group.

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