James
EHNES

Canada

Biographie

James Ehnes has established himself as one of the foremost violinists of his generation. He is a favourite guest of many of the world’s most respected conductors including Ashkenazy, Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Denève, Dutoit, Elder, Ivan Fisher, Paavo Jarvi, Noseda, Robertson and Runnicles. Ehnes’s long list of orchestra includes the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, New York, London symphony, BBC philharmonic, Czech philharmonic, DSO Berlin and the NHK Symphony orchestras.

James Ehnes began violin studies at 4 and soon became a protégé of Francis Chaplin. He made his orchestral debut with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal aged 13 and graduated from the Julliard school in 1997, winning the Peter Mennin Prize for Outstansding Achievement and Leadership in Music.

His recent discs releases include concertos by Britten, Shostakovitch, Prokofiev and Khachatourian and sonatas by Debussy, Elgar and Respighi. His recording of the Beethoven violin concerto with the Royal Liverpool philharmonic orchestra and Andrew Maze was released in october 2017 (Onys Classics).

James Ehnes plays the « Marsick » Stradivarius of 1715.