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GERARD LE FEUVRE
Gerard Le Feuvre is an award winning cellist who has performed as soloist, chamber musician and principal cello across the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and North America. He was the cellist of the English String quartet for many years, heading the education programme for the London Festival of Chamber Music (a role which he performed with enormous Pizazz), and has pioneered concerts for families in the UK described by a BBC producer as the finest concerts of their kind in the country. Gerard is also a highly successful composer whose work has been performed, broadcast and recorded, reaching audiences across the world, and receiving a wonderful public response.
In 2000 Gerard received an honorary ARAM from the Royal Academy of Music for "Outstanding contribution to the music profession".
Today Gerard performs as Director, mostly with the Kings Chamber Orchestra which he founded over 30 years ago.
Born in Jersey, Channel Islands, Gerard went on to become principal cellist of the National Youth Orchestra and won scholarships to Study at The Royal Academy in London. Banff Canada, and at the Sibelius Academy in Finland, as well as further Studies in Switzerland, Sweden, the US and France. He personally played for or took part in masterclasses with Jacqueline Du Pre, Paul Tortelier, Aldo Parisot and many other world famous cellists, and sites his greatest influences as his long term teachers Florence Hooton (RAM) and Arto Noras (Sibelius Academy). His teenage ambition to study with the great Arto Noras was only achieve after Gerard made an audition in Paris with a broken leg. Professor Noras just couldn't forget him! Gerard is married to Sarah, also a musician, and they have 3 grown up children who constantly expand and develop the families musical horizons.