French violinist Renaud Capuçon is firmly established internationally as a major soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, known and loved for his poise, depth of tone, and virtuosity. Born in Chambéry in 1976, he began studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at age fourteen, winning numerous awards during his five years there. He moved to Berlin to study with Thomas Brandis and Isaac Stern, and was awarded the Prize of the Berlin Academy of Arts. In 1997 he was invited by Claudio Abbado to become concertmaster of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, which he led for three summers, working with conductors including Pierre Boulez, Seiji Ozawa, Franz Welser-Möst, and Abbado.
Mr. Capuçon performs with leading orchestras including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Milan’s Filarmonica della Scala, London Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre national de France, and Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, as well as the New York Philharmonic. He has collaborated with conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Semyon Bychkov, Stephane Dénève, Christoph von Dohnányi, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Harding, Long Yu, Paavo Järvi, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, François-Xavier Roth, Lahav Shani, Robin Ticciati, and Jaap van Zweden. Mr. Capuçon records exclusively for Erato / Warner Classics. His discography includes recordings of Bach sonatas, Bartók’s two violin concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra, and Brahms and Berg with the Vienna Philharmonic.
Renaud Capuçon plays the Guarneri del Gesù “Panette”(1737), which belonged to Isaac Stern. He was appointed Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite (2011) and Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (2016) by the French Government.
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