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French violinist Frédéric Pelassy aims at spreading his music across the world
In the last two decades, Frédéric Pelassy, a French-born violinist has performed in over 50 countries across the world. Even before he entered his teenage years, he had completed his undergraduate studies and was a laureate of Fondation Menuhin, Festival Musical d'Automne des Jeunes Interprètes, Fondation Cziffra, and Concours International Tibor Varga and other prestigious music platforms and by the time he was 16-years-old, he had made his first recording. It was Yehudi Menuhin, an American musician and conductor who heard Pelassy play a piece titled 'Paganini' at a concert when he decided that the young boy had the potential to take his music to far-reaching places across the globe. Even when he was too young to qualify for any awards, Pelassy bagged formal prizes from the Menuhin Foundation, the Festival Musical d'Automne des Jeunes Interprètes, the Cziffra Foundation and other foundations in France.
"For me, music in itself is my inspiration. It makes me feel and think differently, which makes me creative as a musician. As a young violinist, I had particular admiration and respect for Heifetz, Oistrakh and Menuhin, whom I was glad enough to have for a professor. He encouraged my interest in the violin and gave me the push I needed to get this far," says Pelassy, who will be performing at a concert organised by Poona Music Society on October 28 at Mazda Hall, Camp.
The violinist aims at performing at every city possible across the world and listening to new music at every place he travels to. " Unlike with the piano,you have to think the note in your mind before creating it with the bow. Everything is difficult with the violin. But the violin makes you free, you can travel with it everywhere and bring music to the most remote places," he explains.
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