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Renaud Capuçon

Renaud Capuçon

Renaud Capuçon

*1976 Chambéry

Born in Chambéry in 1976, Renaud Capuçon began his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at the age of fourteen, before moving to Berlin to study with Thomas Brandis and Isaac Stern. In 1997, he was invited by Claudio Abbado to become leader of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, where he worked with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Seiji Ozawa and Daniel Barenboim. Since then, he has established himself as a soloist. He has played with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker (Bernard Haitink), Boston Symphony (Christoph von Dohnányi), Orchestre de Paris (Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev) and Simon Bolivar Orchestra (Gustavo Dudamel). He is also a keen chamber musician and has worked with Martha Argerich, Nicholas Angelich, Yuja Wang, Hélène Grimaud, Maria João Pires and Truls Mørk, as well as performing at festivals in Edinburgh, Berlin, Lucerne, Verbier, Aix-en-Provence, Roque d’Anthéron, San Sebastian, Stresa, Tanglewood, Salzburg and Warsaw (‘Chopin and his Europe’; 2006, 2009). He is artistic director of the Easter Festival in Aix-en-Provence, which he founded in 2013, and the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad. Since 2014, he has taught violin at the High School of Music in Lausanne. He boasts an extensive discography, recording for Erato/Warner Classics. His reading of Fauré’s complete chamber music with his brother Gautier, the Ebène Quartet and others won the ECHO Klassik Prize in 2012. He has received numerous distinctions for his achievements, including the French Order of Merit. He plays the Guarneri del Gesù ‘Panette’ (1737) that belonged to Isaac Stern.


 

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