Violist Pierre Henri Xuereb has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, appearing with musicians such as Natalia Gutman, Eugène Istomin, Christian Ivaldi, Oleg Kagan, Gary Karr, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Janos Starker, and Walter Trampler, among others. He has made regular appearances on TV and in radio broadcasts and has recorded works of Ernest Bloch, Erwin Schulhoff, Arthur Honegger and Toru Takemitsu for Harmonia Mundi, Calliope, and Deutsche Grammophon. Mr. Xuereb is professor of viola at the Paris Conservatoire and at the Ecole Nationale de Musique in Gennevilliers. He regularly performs and teaches at international summer academies and festivals, including Académie de Courchevel, Festival Pablo Casals (Prades), Hamptons Music Institute, the Flanders Academy, in Choggia, Italy, and at the Johannesen International School of the Arts in Victoria, British Columbia.
From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Xuereb was artistic director of the Florence Gould Hall Chamber Players in New York City. He is a member of the Patrick Gallois Quintet and an enthusiastic promoter of contemporary music with the members of Ensemble Alternance and the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris. One of the last students of the great William Primrose, at the age of sixteen, he was awarded First Prize in Viola at the Paris Conservatoire, where he now teaches. His chamber music collaborations have been with many prestigious ensembles and orchestras—the Audubon, Enesco, Muir, Orlando, Parisii, Rosamonde and Talich quartets; Orchestre lyrique Région Alpes-Provence; Israel Sinfonietta, and Belgrade Chamber Orchestra.