Isaac Bifet, Violin
Isaac Bifet (b. 1996 in Lleida) is a violinist focussed mainly on contemporary music and the classical period. He has performed at festivals and venues in Dubai, Stockholm, Budapest, Paris, Florence, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Barcelona and Bratislava, at the Festival Berlioz, the Museo Nacional Reina Sofía series and the Lucerne Festival. In the past two years, Isaac Bifet has worked with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Vasily Petrenko, Lahav Shani, Alain Gilbert, Susanna Mälkki, Ilan Volkov, Enno Poppe, Karl-Heinz Steffans and Dan Ettinger. His name also appears in the album ›Dotyk‹ (KAIROS label), playing with the Quasars Ensemble. Alongside his career as a performing violinist, Isaac Bifet is a researcher studying the ritualistic qualities of the concert. His work has been referenced in ›Distanciamiento entre público y música de auditorios; causas y posibilidad de reencuentro‹ (CSMA), and ›La ciutat feliç, la revolució dels valors‹ (Universitat de Barcelona). For the past nine years, Isaac Bifet has taken advantage of his sojourns in Lleida to run a variety of workshops with marginalized groups and disadvantaged communities in different centres, including Hospital Arnau de Vilanova, Centre Pare Palau and Fundació Aspamis. Isaac Bifet began his musical studies in Lleida and continued in Zaragoza, where he was a student of Josep Colomé and the Quarteto Quiroga. Prior to moving to Frankfurt, he completed his master’s degree at Tel Aviv University with the celebrated Israeli violinists Yair Kless and Eyal Kless, where he was a recipient of a full scholarship. Isaac Bifet has also completed professional courses in Paris at the Centre Europeen de Musique de Chambre (ProQuartet) and in Florence at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.