Trinity Music Diploma: Violin Masterclass with James Cuddeford


演奏曲目 Repertoire: (尚餘少量演奏者名額 limited performer vacancies left):
1/ Saint-Saëns: Havanaise
2/ Wieniawski: Legende, Op. 17
3/ Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4, 1st movement


James Cuddeford (格德霍特)



格德霍特於1998年加入澳洲弦樂四重奏,之後擔任葛蘭傑弦樂四重奏及悉尼獨奏家樂團的小提琴手。他曾於阿得萊德大學艾爾德音樂學院和澳洲音樂學院任教,亦於世界各地舉辦大師班,並曾為ABC Classics、Tall Poppies 和Melba灌錄唱片。

Currently Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, James Cuddeford has emerged as one of Australia’s leading musicians. After commencing his musical studies at age seven, Cuddeford won a full scholarship at age 12 to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England. He continued his studies in performance at the Royal Northern College of Music and composition at the University of Manchester. His principal teachers were Yehudi Menuhin in violin, and Karlheinz Stockhausen and György Kurtág in composition. He has won a series of important competitions including the first prize in the 1996 Charles Hennen International Competition in Holland.

Cuddeford has performed extensively throughout the world as both soloist and chamber musician. He is also a highly active and renowned interpreter of contemporary music. He has frequently appeared at major international festivals in many of the world’s most prestigious halls. As a chamber musician, James has collaborated with artists such as John Lill, Charles Rosen, Stephen Kovacevich, Cristina Ortiz, Michael Collins, Yehudi Menuhin, etc.. He has performed concertos with orchestras including the Camerata Lysy Switzerland, BBC Scottish National, Jena Philharmonic Germany, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, etc.. At age 15, he was the youngest finalist in the BBC Young Composer of the Year, and the following year the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra commissioned and premiered his first major orchestral work.

Cuddeford joined the internationally acclaimed Australian String Quartet in 1998, and was subsequently violinist with the Grainger Quartet and Sydney Soloists. Cuddeford lectured in violin at both the Elder Conservatorium and the Australian Institute of Music, and has given master classes at many major institutions around the world. He has recorded for ABC Classics, Tall Poppies and Melba Recordings.