The Canadian violinist Frédéric Bednarz is active as a soloist and chamber musician. His wide range of repertoire and his sensitive and keen musicianship have been praised by critics. " Powerful atmosphere, technically assured...Gorgeous tone drawing sustained sweetness" states The Strad, London., while the Kansas City Star writes,“a marvelous violinist and eminent chamber musician” . He was awarded the prestigious Prix d’Europe, and was a top winner at the Val Tidone International Competition in Italy.
Bednarz's performances have taken him to Carnegie Hall in New York, Boston, the Chamber Music Society of Kansas City, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, France, Poland, Italy, China, Japan, Mexico and Costa Rica. As a soloist, he has played with the Montreal Chamber Orchestra, the Montreal Youth Symphony Orchestra, La Sinfonia de Montréal, the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble America in New York, the Atlantic Symphony (MA). As a chamber musician, he collaborated with Anthony Marwood, Richard Lester, Julius Baker, Malcom Lowe, Alexandre Tharaud, and members of the Ying and Tokyo String Quartets. Bednarz also has recently premiered works by Canadian composers such as Ana Sokolovic, Murray Schafer and Claude Marc Bourget. His performances have been broadcasted on Radio-Canada and NPR, and he has recorded for the XXI label (Tchaikovsky), Albany Record, ATMA Classique (Schnittke, Schafer, Gubaidulina) and Metis Island. (Works by Szymanowski, Shostakovich, Lekeu and Franck.
Frédéric Bednarz received his master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Oleh Krysa. He has also been a member of the Molinari String Quartet since 2007, ensemble in residence at the Montreal Conservatory of music.