Nicolas Dupont ~ Edinburgh Quartet

Nicolas Dupont ~ Edinburgh Quartet

“With over 90 concerts a year, Nicolas Dupont (°1992) is one of the most active Belgian chamber musicians of his generation.” (El Diario Montanes)

As a member of the Edinburgh Quartet, Kugoni Trio, Roeland Hendrikx Ensemble, Ensemble K and Duo Andaluza, he has premiered over ninety pieces in close collaboration with composers and has made recordings for Belgian, Danish, French, Swiss, Italian, English, Scottish and Dutch radio and television.

Based in Brussels since 2017, Nicolas frequently travels as a soloist or with his colleagues across Europe and beyond. Amongst the concert halls that have shaped his career, are Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Queen’s Hall (VK), BOZAR, Flagey, deBijloke, AMUZ, deSingel, Concertgebouw Brugge (BE), la Seine Musicale (FR),…

“If I would have to vouch for a few young artists that deserve to be heard, Nicolas is absolutely on of them. “ (Itamar Golan)

Nicolas draws much inspiration from new musical collaborations and has performed alongside Yuzuko Horigome, Justus Grimm, Máté Szűcs, Mihaela Martin, Pascal Moragues, Daniel Blumenthal, Frans Helmerson, Rohan De Silva, Michel Arrignon, Gaby Van Riet, Michel Béroff, Gérard Caussé and Vineta Sareika.

Despite his young age, Nicolas’ discography includes around twenty CD’s with music by Brahms, Franck, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Vasks, Piazzolla, Janáček, Poulenc as well as many Belgian composers.

“His great violinistic talent and exceptional musical personality deserve to be recognised by everyone. “ (Michael Arrignon)

 Nicolas is currently the leader of the Ataneres Ensemble and has worked as guest concertmaster with Orchestre National de Lille, Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Santander Festival Orchestra,…

Nicolas Dupont’s teachers have included Dejan Mijajev, Yuzuko Horigome (Royal Conservatory of Brussels), Itamar Golan (chamber music, duo, CNSM of Paris) and Rodney Friend (Royal Academy of Music, London).

Throughout his studies, Nicolas has worked on several occasions with Zakhar Bron and Mihaela Martin and he has participated in Master classes with Maxim Vengerov, Pierre Amoyal , Philippe Graffin, Ana Chumachenko,… and for chamber music with A.R. El Bacha, Paul Badura-Skoda, Rudolf Buchbinder, Bruno Canino, Ralph Kirshbaum, Walter Boeykens,…and with quartets such as Talich, Chilingirian, Prazak, Danel, Enesco, Fine Arts, Ebène, Alban Berg etc.

 “Nicolas Dupont plays with an unprecedented flexibility and musicality. “ (Radio Klara)

Passionate about teaching, Nicolas has previously held teaching positions at King’s College London and the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels (KCB) as the assistant to Mrs Yuzuko Horigome. He is now a violin professor at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (CRB). Nicolas Dupont plays on a Giuseppe Petrazzini violin, generously on loan by a sponsor.

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