Olivier Fluchaire, D.M.A.
Fine and Performing Arts Division Chair, Associate Professor
Music Building, Room 113
Mon, Wed, Thur 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Hailed by the New York press as “a spectacular virtuoso, [playing] with effortless brilliance, unbridled passion, and a remarkable flair,” violinist Olivier Fluchaire has established himself as one of today’s most exciting new violinists. Performing extensively as a featured soloist and chamber musician, he has given concerts in the United States, Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, South Korea, Lithuania, Russia, and his native France. Dr. Fluchaire was invited to solo with the American Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Lysy Orchestra, Jupiter Symphony, Hunter Symphony, New York Repertory Orchestra, Manhattanville College Community Orchestra, Broadway Bach Orchestra, Irish Art Ensemble, Orchestra of the Bronx, French Philharmonia Orchestra, Bachanalia Orchestra, Arctic Chamber Orchestra, University of Alaska-Anchorage Sinfonia Orchestra and Affetti Festival Orchestra. His most recent concerto tour, performing the Mendelssohn violin concerto throughout Alaska, was reviewed as “a world-class performance […] technical and artistic perfection.”
Dr. Fluchaire was fortunate to perform on many occasions alongside his mentor, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, notably in J.S. Bach’s concerto for two violins and with members of the Guarneri, American, and Emerson string quartets. He has recorded for the VOX label and his performances were broadcast on France 3 Television, Bronxnet Television, the BBC Television, National Educational Television, Radio France, MDR Leipzig, “The Listening Room with Robert Sherman” on WQXR-FM, and National Public Radio. Highlights for Mr. Fluchaire’s 2014-15 season include performances of the Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Mendelssohn double concerti. He will also perform chamber music at numerous concert series.
An avid teacher, Dr. Fluchaire serves as an assistant professor at Manhattanville College and instructs at the City University of New York’s Hunter College as well as Summit Music Festival in Purchase. Dr. Fluchaire studied with Daniel Phillips, Patinka Kopec, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Guen En Shen, and Jacques Ghesthem. He is a graduate of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School in London. Dr. Fluchaire completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees on a merit scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music, and his doctor of musical arts degree as a recipient of a New York Times Fellowship at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. Dr. Fluchaire performs on a rare Andreas Gisalberti violin made in 1720 in Parma, Italy.