Adrian Chandler : violin
Born on Merseyside in 1974, Adrian Chandler studied modern and baroque violin at the Royal College of Music with Rodney Friend and Catherine Mackintosh. Whilst a student at the RCM he founded the ensemble La Serenissima with whom he has since performed numerous solo recitals and Vivaldi concerti in major festivals such as Spitalfields, Chelsea, Southwark, Cheltenham, Lichfield, Bruges, South Bank Early Music Festival and York Early Music Festival, as well as in concert series in Germany, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Mexico, Malta, Ireland and the UK.
His CD releases with La Serenissima feature virtuoso sonatas by Albinoni, Pisendel and Vivaldi (AV0018), Vivaldi Concerti and Arias (AV0031), religious concerti by Vivaldi (AV2063), Vivaldi cantatas and sonatas (Linn CKD 281), three records (AV 2106, 2128 & 2154) charting the development of the North Italian Violin Concerto, Vivaldi – The French Connection (AV2178) and Vivaldi – Gods, Emperors and Angels (AV 2201); his recordings have received Gramophone Award nomiations for the last three successive years and in 2010, Vivaldi – The French Connection won the Gramohpone Award for the baroque instrumental category. His performances have been broadcast by BBC Radio 3, Radio Scotland, Dutch Radio, Radio 3 Belgium, Radio France, Danish Radio, Classic FM and Japanese TV. He has also toured as soloist with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and the Norwegian Wind Ensemble and given performances of Mozart and Beethoven violin sonatas in Japan.
Adrian was awarded a three year AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) fellowship at Southampton University in order to research the development of the North Italian violin concerto between 1690 and 1740. The culmination of this project was the release of the third CD of the North Italian Violin Concerto series. In 2009, Vivaldi – The French Connection marked the start of an exploration into the solo wind concertos of Vivaldi which continued in 2010 with Vivaldi – Gods, Emperors and Angels and in 2011 with Vivaldi – The French Connection 2. His academic interests have seen articles published by Early Music Today and Classic FM magazines.
La Serenissima included in latest Forbes list
Posted : March 11th, 2013
Introducing ‘Vivaldi — A Tale of Two Seasons’
Posted : November 23rd, 2012
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