Philippe Aïche, violon

Aïche Philippe was born in Antony. At the age of eight, he began studying the violin at the conservatory in his hometown.
After getting a gold medal at the National Conservatory of Versailles in the class of Antoine Goulard, he entered the Paris Conservatory in 1979 in the class of Christian Ferras for violin and Jean Hubeau for chamber music. Alongside his instrumental studies he studied harmony and counterpoint at the Paris Conservatoire in the classes of Roger Boutry and Jean-Paul Holstein.
In 1983 he won first prize in violin and chamber music, which allow it to pursue the violin development cycle in Michèle Auclair and chamber music with Jean Mouillère then Roland Pidoux. He participated in numerous “master class” and received advice from great masters such as Salvatore Accardo, Menahem Pressler, members of the Amadeus Quartet, Janos Starker.
In 1985, he became a violinist in the Orchestra of Paris where he is currently first violin which allowed him to play under the direction of the greatest conductors (Solti, Giulini, Bernstein, Maazel, Sawallisch, Jochum etc … Meanwhile, He performs regularly as a soloist in France and abroad (Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Romania, USA) and in particular with the Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de Picardie, the Auvergne Chamber Orchestra and under the conductors such as Louis Langrée, Klaus-Peter Flor, Semyon Bychkov, Yutaka Sado, Lorin Maazel.
He created in February 1997 the second violin concerto Eric Tanguy which he is the dedicatee with the Orchestre de Paris under the direction of Semyon Bychkov.
In November 1999, he played the double concerto for violin and cello accompanied by Emmanuel J.Brahms Gaugué with the Orchestre de Paris under the direction of Wolfgang Sawallisch.
He comes to interpret Bernstein’s Serenade at the Châtelet Theatre under the direction of Yutaka Sado.
Chamber music takes an important place in its activities and causes it to produce many talented artists Company: Emmanuel Strosser, André Cazalet, Arrignon Michel, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Pascal Moraguès, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Christoph Eschenbach … .
With the Kandinsky Quartet (piano quartet) he is a member since 1988, he has made three recordings for FNAC Music devoted to works by Brahms, Chausson and Lekeu, Saint-Saëns and Castillon.
He won violin International Competitions “Tibor Varga” (Sion) and “Lipizer” (Italy) and Chamber Music Competition of International Florence (Italy) and Melbourne (Australia) with Kandinsky quartet.
He is member of Trio elegiac since June 2014.
His experience led him solo violin very early became interested in conducting. He led many sets that have allowed it to address a diverse repertoire ranging from small training (A. Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Histoire du Soldat and Ebony Concerto Igor Stravinsky, the Masked Ball F. Poulenc etc.) up the symphony orchestra (Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart etc …). In 2001, the Orchestre de Paris gave him the chance to direct the 9th symphony of Beethoven during the music festival in the gardens of the Hotel Matignon in Paris.
Philippe Aïche was assistant Régis Pasquier’s class at the Paris Conservatory from September 2003 to June 2012.
He is currently Music Director of the Orchestra of the Conservatory Winners (Orchestre des Lauréats des Conservatoires) and professor of conducting at the Paris Conservatory since September 2014.
Philippe Aïche is an Officer of Arts and Letters.