Gautier Capuçon is widely recognised as one of the foremost cellists of his generation and has received consistently high critical praise for his recordings and performances.
Cellist Gautier Capuçon played the Saint Saëns fisrt Cello Concerto with the Alma Chamber Orchestra on February 19th 2015 in Rabat and on February 20th 2015 in Tunis.
The winner of various first prizes in many leading international competitions, including the International André Navarra Prize, Capuçon was named ‘New Talent of the Year’ by Victoires de la Musique (the French equivalent of a Grammy) in 2001. Capuçon A regular recital and chamber musician, Capuçon performs regularly as a soloist with the major orchestras worldwide,
In recent seasons, he has performed with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Mariinsky Orchestra, Tonhalle, Munich Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony and New York Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as all of the major orchestras across France.
Highlights of his 2014-2015 season include European tours with the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Oslo Philharmonic under the direction of Petrenko, and concerts with Leipzig Gewandhaus under the direction of Krivine, Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of Orozco-Estrada, Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Dudamel, Cleveland Orchestra under the direction of Bringuier, San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Dutoit and Boston Symphony under the direction of Nelsons.
Gautier Capuçon is an Ambassador for Zegna & Music project, which was founded in 1997 as a philanthropic activity to promote music and its values. In October 2014 he launched the “Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle” at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, which will invite selected students to Paris to work with Capucon on a monthly basis in the foundation’s new Auditorium designed by Frank Gehry.
Gautier Capuçon plays a 1701 Matteo Goffriller.