Violist Jean-Philippe Vasseur has Died, Aged 76

(Photograph credit score: Dominique Torchut)


Born in 1976 to musical dad and mom, Jean-Philippe Vasseur studied with Léon Pascal on the Conservatoire de Paris.

He was additionally a member of the Radio France Chamber Orchestra, and the Opéra Nationwide de Paris orchestra, earlier than growing an curiosity in traditionally knowledgeable efficiency.

In 1991, he co-founded and have become solo viola of France’s Orchestre des Champs-Élysées — which is thought for performing baroque music on interval devices, in addition to enjoying in a extra mainstream orchestral type.



He additionally shaped the Turner Quartet with three of the orchestra’s musicians. Amongst their discography is an acclaimed recording of Beethoven’s op.18 quartets on the Harmonia Mundi file label. 

Moreover, Vasseur performed in ensembles such because the La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, and was viola professor on the Nationwide Excessive Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon for 30 years. He was additionally a part of creating the Abbey Younger Orchestra of the Abbaye aux Dames, la cité musicale. 

Our condolences to Mr. Vasseur’s household, buddies, college students, and colleagues.