Gautier Capuçon


Gautier Capuçon

Gautier Capuçon is one of the world’s leading young 'cellists.

Life and Music

  • Gautier was born in Chambéry in 1981 and began playing the 'cello at the age of five.
  • He studied at the Paris Conservatoire and in 1999 won both the first prize of the Maurice Ravel Music Academy of Saint-Jean-de-Luz and the André Navarra Competition in Toulouse. In 2001 the Victoires de la Musique, France’s top music awards, named him New Talent of the Year and in 2004 he received an award from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust.
  • His highlights have included performances with the Munich Philharmonic and the Orchestre de Lyon and tours with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Orchestre National des Pays.
  • A keen chamber musician, Gautier Capuçon undertook a tour of Italy in a trio with Katia Labèque and Viktoria Mullova , while his other chamber partners include Martha Argerich (with whom he made a tour of Japan), Daniel Barenboim and Yuri Bashmet.
  • His closest musical relationship is with his violinist brother Renaud, with whom he notably made a critically acclaimed US recital tour. He has also given solo recitals across Europe, and appears regularly at major European music festivals.

Did you know?
Gautier Capuçon plays a 1701 Matteo Goffriler 'cello and a 1746 Joseph Contreras loaned to him by BSI SA Lugano.

Performing with pianist Martha Argerich


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