Franck Leprince Arranger of String Quartet Music and Violinist
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Franck Leprince was born in Dover in 1957 to a French father and a German mother.
He started violin lessons at the age of 15 under Iris Hallett, before studying Violin with the eminent Hungarian violinist, Nicholas Roth, at Trinity College in London, and Viola with Elizabeth Turnbull, and Richard Crabtree.
He began his professional career in 1977 as an orchestral violinist and State musician to Her Majesty The Queen, 25 years of which as leader of the Royal Artillery State Orchestra (Britain's oldest orchestra, established in 1557). He subsequently studied privately with Egmont Gansz at the Frankfurt Conservatoire, with Max Rostal in Cologne, and with Hugh Bean in London. One of his many duties as a State musician was to be able to arrange and orchestrate music for both State events and for private engagements.
His orchestral arrangements have been performed by orchestras in London and in Germany, and most recently by the recreated Mantovani Orchestra. Since 1987 Franck has produced over 300 arrangements for String Quartet. In 1997 Franck became Leader of the Orchestra of the Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, in Twickenham, where he also taught orchestral arranging techniques to the Student bandmasters.
For the past six years, most of his quartet arrangements have been written especially for the Stromenti String Quartet, who in May 2010 performed an entire programme of his arrangements as part of the Bournemouth Bicentenary celebrations, to critical acclaim. His other work includes his arrangement of Mascagni's entire opera 'Suor Angelica', for Patricia Bonelli, to be performed in 2007 for the very first time in Britain resulting in four further performances.
Franck is happy to consider commissions for all types of musical ensemble, particularly when these allow him a creative, and artistic rein