Bartók World Competition

Roland Daugareil

Born into an artistic family, Roland Daugareil found his vocation in music. After winning several first prizes at the Paris Conservatoire, he continued his studies with Pierre Doukan, Yehudi Menuhin, Sándor Vegh and Isaac Stern. He won the Stresa International Competition and went on to win several prizes in London, Naples, Belgrade and Sion.

Daugareil was the founder and first violinist of the Ravel Quartet, soloist with the Paris Opera Orchestra and later concertmaster of the French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. He has appeared as guest concertmaster to Carlo-Maria Giulini with orchestras in the United States, Asia and Switzerland. From 1996 to 2021, he was concertmaster of the Orchestre de Paris, and from 1973 he appeared as a soloist under the baton of such great conductors as Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Christoph Von Dohnányi, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Sir Georg Solti, Herbert Von Karajan, Carlo Maria Giulini, Lorin Maazel, Bernard Haitink, Christoph Eschenbach, Paavo Jarvi, Klaus Makela, Riccardo Chailly, and many others.

Roland Daugareil has performed with such ensembles and artists as the Sartory String Trio, Christoph Eschenbach, Hélène Grimaud, Jacques Rouvier, Yuri Bashmet, Menahem Pressler, Lang Lang, Bruno Canino, Philippe Muller, Koichiro Harada, Kazuki Sawa. His critically acclaimed recordings include some 30 chamber and concerto works.

He has taught, among others, at the Conservatoire in Lyon, as well as in the Netherlands, and has been President and Artistic Director of the International Academy of Music in Biarritz. He is Professor of Violin at the Conservatoire Paris since 2001, but also teaches in Japan and the United States.