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Marc Paquin discovered in 2000 his passion for violin making. He had the great chance to learn in Switzerland with Philippe Girardin and Sylvain Rusticoni, winners of gold medals in Cremona and in the United-States. He also followed restoration courses with Jean-Jacques Fasnacht.

Since 2006 Marc Paquin has been investigating on his own about sound, power, timbre and playability of string instruments. They are nowadays being played all around the world by professionals and international soloists, in Spain, Switzerland, France, Holland, Austria, USA, Korea, China, Australia,…

Born in Geneva, Switzerland, he began his violin studies at age six under Judith Berenson and later under Raphaël Oleg, in Basel, and under Stefan Muhmenthaler, leader in the Suisse Romande Orchestra, under whom he studied for his Diploma of Virtuosity. In 1996-2000 he studied in the London Guildhall School of Music & Drama with a scholarship from the Zürich Brunschwig Foundation. He was awarded a Bachelor of Music Honours degree (BMus A) and a postgraduate diploma in music interpretation under maestro Detlef Hahn. During his chamber music training, he studied under such maestros as the Amadeus quartet, Takacs, Vellinger, Melos, Trio de Milano and Sir Colin Davis.

He gave his first solo concert at age ten in the Patino concert hall in Geneva. Since then, he has performed regularly as a soloist with the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Aargauer Symphonie Orchester (Switzerland), Orchestre du Festival du Jura (Switzerland) and with the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, playing concerts by Bach, Vivaldi, Lalo, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Beethoven, Sarasate, Saint-Saëns, Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, with excellent reviews of his interpretations.

He has recorded for Espace 2 and DRS2 radio in Switzerland, for BBC2 in London, and TVE2 in Spain. He won First Prize in the Young Musicians Competition in Switzerland, First Prize in the “Rovere d’Oro” International Competition in Italy, and First Prize in the “Concerto Competition” organized by the Eastern Music Festival, USA, and First Prize in the Dorothy Adams Competition, awarded by the Takacs Quartet.

For two years he taught chamber music in the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music (London) and at the Chaux-des-Fonds conservatoire (Switzerland). In 2003-2007 he was leader for the Aargauer Symphonie Orchester, in Switzerland. Currently, he is leader in the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada (Spain), and member of the Vega Trio.