Patrice FONTANAROSA, harpiste
Born into a family of artists, Patrice Fontanarosa collects early on an impressive number of international awards. His outstanding talent and his generosity rapidly earn him the admiration and affection of the public. A concert performer as well as violin soloist, Patrice Fontanarosa has played with prestigious orchestras under the most famous conductors, including C. Abbado, K. Boehm, L. Maazel, R. Muti, S. Ozawa, G. Solti…
His interest in all styles of music, combined with his highly unusual and eclectic nature has led Patrice Fontanarosa to embrace a career as a soloist. A violin professor at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMD), he teaches as well all around the world.
Patrice Fontanarosa is one of the few artists to bring the classical repertoire to a wide diversity of settings, deliberately seeking to bring the richness and emotions of his art to the broadest range of audiences. Although mindful of the spirit of the works he performs, he manages nevertheless to allow for innovation.