The Harrison-Frank Family Foundation

Raphael Papo

British/Israeli violinist Raphael Papo attended Wells Cathedral School of Music in Somerset England, for pre-college studies under the tutelage of Catherine Lord. Graduating in 2019, he began Undergraduate studies at the Mannes School of Music NYC studying with Lewis Kaplan, continuing as a student of Prof Ida Bieler at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

A committed chamber musician, Raphael has studied and collaborated with such outstanding artists as Shmuel Ashkanasi, the Verona Quartet, Faure Piano Quartet, Jan Vogler, Ida Bieler, Paul Neubauer, Matthew Souter and Ulrich Eichenhauer.
Further insight into solo repertoire has been fostered in masterclasses with violinists such as Hagai Shaham, Augustin Hadelich, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Jack Liebeck, and So-Ok Kim.

His passion and wide experience in orchestral performance have led to leadership positions in resident ensembles in London, NYC, Raleigh/Durham, NC and Dresden, including a multiyear fellowship with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and performances with the BBCSO the Carolina Ballet, Moritzburg Akademie, the Montclair Orchestra led by David Chan, the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, and Davos Festival Akademie.

Raphael has won recognition and prizes in competitions such as the National MTNA competition USA, 1st prize in the NC Euterpe competition, and the Bruno Frey Award of Southern Germany. He is very grateful to be supported by the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation with a violin on loan by Paolo Fiorini.

Photo credit: Fred Caroline