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Renaud Capuçon

About this Artist

Violinist RENAUD CAPUÇON has performed and collaborated with some of the most distinguished orchestras and conductors around the world. He is the musical director of the Easter Festival in Aix-en-Provence, which he founded in 2013, and in recent seasons has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony Orchestra, among others.

He recently gave the world premiere of the Violin Concerto by Pascla Dusapin with the WDR Köln, as well as performing the Brahms/Fauré Chamber Music Cycle in five concerts at the Musikverein in Vienna. Equally at ease in front of an orchestra as with a trio, Capuçon performs chamber music with some of the most illustrious classical music stars today, including Martha Argerich, Hélène Grimaud, Yefim Bronfman, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and many more.

Capuçon’s discography is extensive, having recorded numerous projects for EMI/Virgin Classics such as Mendelssohn and Haydn trios and the Triple Concerto by Beethoven with Martha Argerich, Berlioz/Saint-Saëns/Milhaud/Ravel with Daniel Harding and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Ravel chamber music with Gautier Capuçon and Frank Braley, and the Dutilleux Concerto with the Radio France Philharmonic under Myung-Whun Chung.

Born in Chambéry in 1976, Renaud Capuçon studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with Gérard Poulet and Veda Reynolds, and later with Thomas Brandis in Berlin and Isaac Stern. Invited by Claudio Abbado in 1998 as Konzertmeister of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, he continued his musical education with Pierre Boulez, Seiji Ozawa, Daniel Barenboim, and Franz Welser-Möst. In 2000 he was nominated “Rising Star” and “New Talent of the Year” (French Victoires de la Musique), in 2005 he was titled “Soliste instrumental de l’année” (also by the French Victoires de la Musique), and in 2006 he was awarded the “Prix Georges Enesco” (Sacem). In June 2011 he was appointed “Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite” by the French Government.