Prizewinner at the 2009 Rostropovich competition and 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition, and winner of the 2014 Young Concert Artist Award, Edgar Moreau was born in 1994 and began playing the cello at age four. At age 11 he made his debut with the Teatro Regio Orchestra in Torino playing Dvořák’s cello concerto. Today he performs regularly in prestigious halls and with renowned conductors and orchestras around the world. Particularly passionate about chamber music, he collaborates with artists such as Martha Argerich, Yo-Yo Ma, Renaud Capuçon, Khatia Buniatishvili, Daniil Trifonov, Nicholas Angelich, Andras Schiff, Emmanuel Pahud, Sergei Babayan, Lisa Batiashvili, Julian Rachlin, Alexey Volodin, Bertrand Chamayou, and David Kadouch, as well as his sister Raphaëlle and brothers David and Jérémie.
An Erato exclusive artist, Edgar Moreau released his debut album, Play, in 2014. His 2016 album, Giovincello, received an ECHO Classic Award. Several recordings followed, including A Family Affair, recorded with his siblings, and Transmission, an album celebrating Jewish heritage and musical tradition through works by Bruch, Bloch, Korngold, and Ravel. His latest album — a collaboration with Andris Poga and WDR Köln Sinfonie — features Dutilleux’s and Weinberg’s cello concertos.
Moreau received awards at the Victoires de la Musique Classique (the French Grammy Awards) in 2013 and 2015. He was named an ECHO Rising Star in 2017. He is a laureate of the Fondation Banque Populaire, received the Young Soloist Award from French Public Radio Stations 2013, has received support from the Safran Corporate Foundation, and received Adami’s Révélation Classique 2012. He has been a cello professor at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur since the fall of 2023. Edgar Moreau plays a David Tecchler cello from 1711, and his bow was made by Dominique Peccate.