Jean-Guihen Queyras

Jean-Guihen Queyras image credit Francois Sechet

Jean-Guihen Queyras, image credit Francois Sechet

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Curiosity, diversity and a firm focus on the music itself characterize the artistic work of Jean-Guihen Queyras. Whether on stage or on record, one experiences an artist dedicated completely and passionately to the music, whose humble and quite unpretentious treatment of the score reflects its clear, undistorted essence. The inner motivations of composer, performer and audience must all be in tune with one another in order to bring about an outstanding concert experience: Queyras learnt this interpretative approach from Pierre Boulez, with whom he established a long artistic partnership. This philosophy, alongside a flawless technique and a clear, engaging tone, also shapes Queyras’ approach to every performance and his absolute commitment to the music itself.

Highlights in his 2017/18 season include tour of Japan with the Czech Philharmonic, a joint project with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and engagements with the Orchestre Métropolitain, Akademie für Alte Musik, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

Jean-Guihen Queyras holds a professorship at the University of Music Freiburg and is Artistic Director of the Rencontres Musicales de Haute-Provence Festival in Forcalquier. He plays a 1696 instrument by Gioffredo Cappa, made available to him by the Mécénat Musical Société Générale.


Friday 29 June, 11am, Crail Church | c. 70 mins | £20 / £13 / £5
Please note this earlier than usual start time
Jean-Guihen Queyras cello | Christian Zacharias piano

Bach Suite No 1 in G for solo cello | Scarlatti & Soler works to be announced from the stage


Fri 29 June, 4pm, St Monans Church | c. 70 mins | £17 / £13 / £5
Jean-Guihen Queyras cello

Bach Suites Nos 2, 3 & 4 for solo cello


Fri 29 June, 9.45pm, The Bowhouse | c. 65 mins | £12 / £5
Jean-Guihen Queyras cello

Bach Suites Nos 5 & 6 for solo cello

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Jean-Guihen Queyras photo, credit Francois Sechet

Jean-Guihen Queyras, image credit Francois Sechet