Skip to main content

Ferras, Christian

Ferras, Christian

Ferras, Christian, outstanding French violinist and pedagogue; b. Touquet, June 17, 1933; d. Paris, Sept. 14, 1982. He was a remarkably gifted child who began to study at a very early age with Charles Bistesi at the Nice Cons. In 1942 he made his public debut as soloist with an orch. in Nice. He then continued his training at the Paris Cons, with René Benedetti (violin) and Joseph Calvet (chamber music), taking premiers prix in both subjects in 1946, the year he made his Paris debut. In 1949 he had further lessons with Enesco and captured 2nd prize in the Long-Thibaud competition in Paris. Thereafter, he pursued a distinguished career as a soloist with orchs. and as a recitalist. In 1975 he became a prof, at the Paris Cons. His interpretations were notable for their stylistic fidelity to the score and virtuoso execution.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Ferras, Christian." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. 18 Oct. 2018 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Ferras, Christian." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 18, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/ferras-christian-0

"Ferras, Christian." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved October 18, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/ferras-christian-0

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.