- Renaud Capuçon violin
- Russisches Nationalorchester
- Mikhail Pletnev Conductor
Born in Chambéry in 1976, Renaud Capuçon began his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at the age of fourteen, winning numerous awards during his five years there. Following this, Capuçon 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 concert master of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.
Since then, Capuçon has established himself as a soloist at the very highest level. He performs with leading orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Boston Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Filarmonica della Scala, London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic (VPO), Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. His many conductor relationships include Daniel Barenboim, Semyon Bychkov, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Bernard Haitink, Andris Nelsons, or Yannick Nézet-Seguin.
A great commitment to chamber music has led him to collaborations with Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Yefim Bronfman, Khatia Buniatishvili, Hélène Grimaud, Truls Mørk, Maria João Pires, Daniel Trifonov, or Yuja Wang, as well as with his brother, cellist Gautier Capuçon, and has taken him, among others, to the most renowned festivals worldwide. He is the Artistic Director of two festivals, the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, since 2016, and the Easter Festival in Aix-en-Provence, which he founded in 2013.
Orchestral highlights of Capuçon’s 2019/20 season include performances with Bayerischer Rundfunk, Filarmonica della Scala, Vienna Symphoniker, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and will tour the US with the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Among his extensive discography his album 'Cinema', featuring much loved selections from film music, was released to critical acclaim in October 2018.
In 2017, Capuçon founded a new ensemble, the Lausanne Soloists, comprised of current and former students of the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne, where he has held a professorship since 2014. He plays the Guarneri del Gesù 'Panette' (1737), which belonged to Isaac Stern. In June 2011 he was appointed 'Chevalier dans l'Ordre National du Mérite' and in March 2016 'Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur' by the French Government.