Luka Ispir, violin
Originally from Rouen in Normandy, Luka Ispir discovered the art of the violin at a very young age, displaying an extraordinary yearning for the instrument. At the age of 14, he left his hometown to settle in Paris, where he could benefit from the advice of the most distinguished teachers. He took a very close interest in chamber music, and in 2016 formed the Philia Trio, with which he would perform in numerous festivals in France and abroad (Festival d’Auvers-sur-Oise, Musique de chambre à Giverny, Opus Amadeus Festival, Forum Musical de Normandie, etc.)
Noted for the originality of his musical choices, Luka has been invited by the European Chamber Music Academy to perform at the Pablo Casals festival, by the festival Musique de chambre à Giverny, the Rencontres Musicales d’Evian and the Jaroussky Academy.
Recognized by his peers for his virtuosity and remarkable sensitivity, in 2015 and 2017 he won the national and international Vatelot-Rampal and Normandy young talent competitions.
After having brilliantly obtained his degree from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, with the soloist Olivier Charlier as a teacher, Luka Ispir refined his music studies at the prestigious Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, in the class given by Stephan Picard.
Luka Ispir plays a violin made by the celebrated stringed instrument maker Jean-François Aldric in 1810, loaned to him by the Paris-based Vatelot-Rampal Foundation.
Since september 2020, he is an Artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo, under the direction of Augustin Dumay.