Described by Yehudi Menuhin as ’’A true violinist of the 21st century’’ Gilles is known for his virtuosity, unique approach to music and the skill to bring joy to every concert hall. He delivers distinctive performances of the standard classical repertoire combined with genres such as jazz and folk from around the world and the result is unique programming merging the borderlines between musical styles.


This season, Gilles is appearing at the Konzerthaus, Berlin; BOZAR, Brussels; Cadogan Hall, London, and Philharmonie de Paris amongst many others. In November he recorded Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Nordic Chamber Orchestra which is followed by tours in Sweden in May and October this year. He also is regularly leading workshops and education projects across Europe including Gstaad Menuhin Academy, Kronberg Academy and Paris Philharmonie, working with

children as well as young professionals and in August Ariana Todes, former editor of The Strad, published an interview highlighting these eclectic aspects of his career.


Further upcoming highlights include a tour to China in December 2017 performing his original arrangement of Vivaldi Four Seasons and also performances with Ibrahim Malouf (jazz session at Festival St. Denis), Basel Symphony Orchestra, Brussels Chamber Orchestra, recitals at the Salle Gaveau in Paris, Salle Molière in Lyon, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, and Kuhmo Festival in Finland.


After participating in the International Menuhin Competition in 1985, Gilles established a lifelong relationship with Yehudi Menuhin, together they worked on Gilles’ legendary cadenza of Mozart’s Third Violin Concerto, filmed and directed lately by Bruno Monsaingeon, known for his documentaries about Gould, Richter and Oistrakh, Monsaingeon directed two further films about Gilles Apap and his approach to music, and declared that the violinist’s “art represents music in its greatest possible purity.”



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