Yann Passabet-Labiste

Recommendations

“Yann Passabet-Labiste is in my opinion one of the finest violinists of his generation”

Rudolf Koelman (Jascha Heifetz’s pupil)

“… I watched recently a performance of his playing the Tchaikovsky Concerto, and was stunned at his impeccable playing and manner of execution. In addition to flawless intonation, a left hand that any violinist would envy, and complete control of the architecture of the piece and sound music making. Mr. Passabet-Labiste possesses a
bow-arm that is rarely seen (Vengerov had such a remarkable bow-arm). This kind of bow-arm goes beyond what can be taught, and although must be cultivated through years of dedicated preparation, is a gift that very few possess.”

Mark Laycock (international conductor)

To whom it may concern,

This letter is to warmly recommend to you the violinist Yann Passabet-Labiste.

I have heard Mr Yann Passabet-Labiste at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Switzerland recently and he is in my opinion one of the finest violinists of his generation.

His musical and technical capabilities are of outstanding quality and he has a beautiful and strong soundproduction.

Therefore I can higly recommend to you Yann Passabet-Labiste.

For any further information please contact me at:
http://www.rudolfkoelman.com/

Winterthur, Switzerland 06-11-2012

Sincerely yours,
Prof. Rudolf Koelman

30 May 2013

To Whom It May Concern:

I had the pleasure of meeting Yann Passabet-Labiste when he played in the first violin section of an orchestra I was conducting in Switzerland. My impression could not have been more favorable, both personally and musically, but my impression at that time was limited to that of a conductor well pleased with conscientious and attentive playing from a member of the first violin section.

Little did I know at that time what a remarkable talent Yann Passabet-Labiste is. I watched recently a performance of his playing the Tchaikovsky Concerto, and was stunned at his impeccable playing and manner of execution. In addition to flawless intonation, a left hand that any violinist would envy, and complete control of the architecture of the piece and sound music making, Mr. Passabet-Labiste possesses a bow-arm that is rarely seen (Vengerov had such a remarkable bow-arm). This kind of bow-arm goes beyond what can be taught, and although must be cultivated through years of dedicated preparation, is a gift that very few possess.
Mr. Passabet-Labiste is rightfully expanding his solo work, and I recommend him to you highly as soloist or Concertmaster for whatever opportunity may bring him connection with you.
Additionally, Yann Passabet-Labiste is a wonderfully kind and easy-going soul who is a pleasure to work with and to be around.

I hope very much that this letter may play some small role in helping Mr.Passabet-Labiste become established as a player who is so deserving of every good opportunity on the highest level.

With all best wishes,

Sincerely,

Mark Laycock

Guest conductor
The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Philharmonia Ochestra
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
The English Chamber Orchestra
Zürcher Kammer Orchestra
Wiener KammerOrchester

www.marklaycock.com