Guillaume Pirard Violin

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25th Anniversary Celebration

Born in 1979, Belgium violinist Guillaume Pirard began his violin studies at the age 8. By the age of 16, Mr. Pirard received a bachelors degree in music performance from the Brussels Royal Music Conservatory. Mr. Pirard continued his studies at the Mannes School with Todd Phillips and at the Juilliard School under the guidance of Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang graduating with an Artists Diploma.He has also studied the baroque violin with Mira Glodeanu.

Mr. Pirard has won numerous awards such as the Ludwig Award and the Colonel Bishop Prize. He was the first prize winner at the Belgian National Competition in 1995 and the Bromsgrove International Competition (UK) in 1998.He was the recipient of the Belgian Young Soloists Foundation and is also the recipient of the SPES Foundation Award.

As an active soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Pirard has performed extensively throughout Europe and the United States. European concert engagements have taken him to the Czech Republic, Spain, England, Switzerland, Hungary, Holland, France, and Belgium. In the United States, he has appeared in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Boston, Sarasota, Aspen, and New York. Mr. Pirard has played chamber music under the tutelage of distinguished artists such as Felix Galmimir, Jerome Lowenthal, Joel Smirnoff, and has been a participant in numerous festivals around the world such as the Aspen Music Festival, the Salzburg Summer Academy, and the Ameropa Festival in Prague.

In orchestra, Mr. Pirard has performed with the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, the Sejong Soloists, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia and currently The Knights.