Filip Fenrych, Violin

Filip Fenrych

Filip Fenrych, Violin

Born in Poland, violinist Filip Fenrych is a member of the first violin section of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Filip made his concert debut at age 14 performing Wieniawski Concerto No. 2 with the Frechen Symphony Orchestra, Germany. Recent performances include appearances with the Filharmonia Gorzowska, Filharmonia Opolska im. Józefa Elsnera, and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.

An avid chamber musician and the founder of the Klimt Trio, Mr. Fenrych won the Grand Prix in The Coleman Competition and a silver medal in The Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. He performs on the Cliburn Concerts (Fort Worth, TX), Blue Candlelight (Dallas, TX), and Voices of Change (Dallas, TX) and Piano Conversations (Pueblo, CO). In summers, Filip serves as leader of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra (Switzerland), Crested Butte Music Festival, and performs with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. In 2016 he will appear at the Shipley Festival (UK), and will lead the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra with Joshua Bell on tour of Switzerland and perform at Schloss Elmau, Germany.

Filip regularly collaborates with conductors such as Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Daniele Gatti, Valeriy Gergyev, Daniel Harding, Neemi Jarvi, Paavo Jarvi, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Gianandrea Noseda, Mikhail Pletnev, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Yuri Temirkanov, and Jaap van Zweden. He has most recently recorded for CBS Radio Canada, and for broadcast on WRR 101.1 FM. Filip’s performance of Strauss’ Bourgeois Gentilhomme, under the baton of Daniel Harding, has been televised worldwide on the Medici TV and Mezzo networks.

Filip received his master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of William Preucil. He attended the University of North Texas as a student of Julia Bushkova, and completed additional studies with Almita and Roland Vamos at the Oberlin Conservatory. As a student he performed in masterclasses for Beaux Art Trio, Victor Danchenko, Gregory Fulkerson, Vladimir Landsman, Midori, Kathleen Winkler, and with the Juilliard, St. Petersburg, Takács, Tokyo, Vermeer, and Kavani String Quartets. Filip participated in prestigious festivals including Verbier Festival, Bellerive Festival, Miyazaki Festival, and the International Chamber Music Festival “Perche No?” (Italy). As a soloist, Filip won numerous competitions including the UNT Concerto Competition, Virtu Foundation Award, and Gold Medals in the Entergy and Crescendo Music Awards.

Filip lives in Dallas, TX where he maintains a studio of private students. He is passionate about the performance and pedagogy of repertoire by Polish composers. Filip currently performs on a violin by Carlo Giuseppe Testore (1710) on generous loan from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. When not playing violin he can be found throwing pottery and on the racquetball court.