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Gautier Capuçon

Catherine Pluchart

“It’s the rare performer who can bring such ease and refinement to this music, while still giving everything he plays a sense of dramatic urgency.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. Performing each season with many of the world’s foremost conductors and instrumentalists, he is also founder and leader of the “Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle” at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris – based in the stunning new Auditorium designed by Frank Gehry. He is acclaimed internationally for his deeply expressive musicianship and exuberant virtuosity, as well as for the glorious sonority of his 1701 Matteo Goffriller cello. 

A regular recital and chamber musician, Capuçon appears annually in the major halls and festivals worldwide.  Highlights this season include a return to Carnegie Hall (with Daniil Trifonov), an extensive international recital tour with duo partner Jérôme Ducros, supporting the international release of the album Intuition featuring the same repertoire, and performances at Verbier Festival with: Lisa Batiashvili, Christoph Eschenbach,  Janine Jansen, Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang and Tabea Zimmermann. Other artists with whom Capuçon regularly performs include Nicholas Angelich, Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Frank Braley, Renaud Capon, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Menahem Pressler, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and the Artemis and Ebène quartets.

As concerto soloist, Capuçon continues to work regularly with conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Semyon Bychkov, Valery Gergiev, Gustavo Dudamel, Lionel Bringuier, Andris Nelsons, Christoph Eschenbach, Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. In 2017/18 he will appear with orchestras such as Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Wiener Philharmoniker, hr-Sinfonieorchester, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National du Lyon, London Philharmonia, GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER and the National Center for Performing Arts.

Recording exclusively for Erato (Warner Classics), Capuçon and has won multiple awards and holds an extensive discography, including concerto, recital and chamber recordings. Capuçon’s latest album Intuition was released in February 2018, and was recorded with the Paris Chamber Orchestra conducted by Douglas Boyd, and Jérôme Ducros, piano.

Born in Chambéry in 1981, Capuçon began playing the cello at the age of five. The winner of various first prizes in many leading international competitions, including the International André Navarra Prize, Capuçon was named “New Talent of the Year” by Victoires de la Musique in 2001.

Gautier Capuçon appeared 2018 with the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER already for the third time after 2007 and 2016.

HarrisonParrott: Season 2017/18

 

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