UCSB faculty member and violinist Ambroise Aubrun releases new album

Ambroise AubrunUCSB faculty member and violinist Ambroise Aubrun recently released an album with pianist Steven Vanhauwaert, featuring works written for violin and piano during World War I. The album, entitled Romance de Guerre, features sonatas by Philippe Gaubert and Edward Elgar, Prunella by Benjamin Dale, as well as the world premiere recording of Sonata, Op. 43 by American composer Blair Fairchild. The album serves as volume No. 26 in the Musicians and the Great War collection on the Editions Hortus label (France). To watch the album trailer, please click here.
The album is now available for purchase on the Editions Hortus website and will soon be available on all platforms.

Mr. Aubrun currently teaches Violin and Chamber Music at the UCLA Herb Alpert school of Music and UC Santa Barbara. He has performed extensively in Europe and North America and is currently the music director of the Sonnets and Sonatas Lecture Concert series at the Getty Center.

The recipient of numerous awards, (laureate of the Langart Foundation, winner of the Charles Oulmont Prize of the Fondation de France...), Mr. Aubrun has shared the stage with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Guillaume Sutre, Scott St. John, Martin Chalifour, Fred Sherry, Clive Greensmith, and Carrie Dennis, among others.

Mr. Aubrun graduated at age 19 from the Paris National Superior Conservatory where he studied with Roland Daugareil and Serge Pataud. He then studied at UCLA with Professor Guillaume Sutre, and at the Colburn Conservatory of Music with Martin Beaver.

He plays a Matteo Goffriller violin, on a generous loan by the Langart Foundation.

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