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Tedi Papavrami

  • Composer
  • Violinist


Tedi Papavrami: In September 1982 thanks to the flutist Alain Marion, the French Government offered him a Scholarship in France. Pierre Amoyal was his teacher at the CNSMP Conservatoire in Paris.
Winner of the Rodolfo Lipitzer Competition in Italy in 1985, he was unanimously awarded the First Prize of the Conservatoire in Paris in 1986 and in 1987 he obtained the licence of the Conservatory in Lausanne. Then he pursued alone his musical quest guided by Zino Francescatti and Viktoria Mullova, before being awarded the George Enescu Prize by the SACEM in 1992 and 1993 he won the First Prize of the Sarasate Competition in Pamplona, as well as the Special Prize of the Public.

Since then Tedi Papavrami performed throughout Europe, in South Africa, Turkey, Japan, Israel, etc… with famous orchestras such as the Bayerische Rundfunk Symphonieorchester, the Bologna Orchestra, the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Orchestre de Paris, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège… as well as in prestigious festivals: Montreux, Schleswig Holstein, Newport, etc…
He also toured Japan with the 24 Caprices by Paganini (Mr Papavrami is today one of the few violinists, who are performing this Integral for solo violin in concert) and South America playing Mozart’s Concertante.
In addition, he has been acclaimed for his interpretation of the complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas he presented in concert on the same evening near Paris.
He appeared with such distinguished conductors as Kurt Sanderling, Christopher Hogwood, Antonio Papano, Louis Langrée, Gilbert Varga, Zdenek Macal, Jean Claude Casadesus, Armin Jordan to name but a few of the prestigious conductors he already worked with.

Versatile artist, Tedi Papavrami also regularly performs in chamber music and his favorite partners are Philippe Bianconi, Huseyin Sermet, Paul Meyer, Raphael Oleg, Gary Hoffman, Gerard Caussé, Isabelle Faust, etc. ..
Mr. Papavrami was invited to shoot a TV film “Les Liaisons Dangereuses (part of Danceny), opposite to Catherine Deneuve, Rupert Everett, Nastassja Kinsky and Danielle Darrieux both as an actor and violinist. This series was shown all over the world and a CD with the extracts of works played in the film has been issued by Pan Classics.

For the AEON label, Tedi Papavrami signed recordings of the Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo by Bach, Scarlatti’s Sonatas (Transcriptions made by the artist himself and available by Ries and Elder; as violinist of the Schumann Quartet he recorded both Chausson and Fauré’s Quartet hailed by the critic: DIAPASON D’OR, CHOC of the review Le Monde de la Musique, 10 of Repertoire.
2007 sees the release of the Sonatas for violin and Piano by Brahms with Philippe Bianconi

His last appearances have been hailed by both the public and the critic : Orchestre Philharmonique of Radio France and Armin Jordan (Chostakovitch No 1), the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg under Jerzy Semkov (Brahms), Orchestre National de Liège (Mendelssohn) and MDR in Leipzig (Shostakovitch No 1), RTVE in Madrid (Mendelssohn), Berner Sinfonieorchester (Berg), Valladolid (Barber), Nice Philharmonic (Sibelius), as well as MDR Leipzig (Brahms), Aarhus (Sibelius), Valencia (Paganini No1) etc…

Another main interest of Tedi Papavrami is literature and in the year 2000 parallel to his activities of musician, he has been recognized as the official translator of the Albanian writer Ismail Kadaré, for the publishing house Fayard.

Among hightlights of the season, concerts with the Orchestre Philharmonique of Radio France in Salle Pleyel in Paris (Saint Saens No 3), in Leipzig with the MDR Orchestra (Sibelius), in Aarhus/Denmark (Brahms), Valencia (Paganini No 2), as well as chamber music concerts with Soprano Dame Felicity Lott and the Schumann Quartet.

Tedi Papavrami plays a violin built for him in 2005 by Christian Bayon.