Violinist Henry Gronnier is a founding member of the Rossetti String Quartet. As a soloist, he has performed worldwide in recital, including at Carnegie’s Weill Hall and at Wigmore Hall in London. He has performed at many of the leading international music festivals as an orchestral soloist and as a collaborator in chamber music ensembles, including Spoleto (Italy and Charleston), at Festival Mediterraneen and Zino Francescatti Festival in France, and in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. He collaborates with talents including Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Lukas Foss, Chantal Juillet, Ann Queffelec, Pierre Barbizet, Carter Brey and Emmanuel Strosser.
Born in Saint-Quentin, France, Mr. Gronnier began his musical studies at the Conservatoire in Saint-Quentin, where he was awarded a Premier Prix in both violin and piano. He later studied with Madeleine Thuillier-Deverge at the Conservatoire National de Region de Versailles, where he received a Gold Medal. He continued his studies with Michele Auclair at the Conservatoire National in Paris and was awarded a full scholarship to Tulsa University (OK) as a student of the renowned French violinist Nell Gotkovsky. Additional teachers that influenced Mr. Gronnier include Sally Thomas and Zino Francescatti. In addition to his work with the Quartet, Mr. Gronnier is a member of the faculty at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles.