This cellist performed The Swan at 3,356m and in minus 15 degrees…

2 February 2018, 12:40

By Lizzie Davis

Gautier Capuçon is from the French Alps, so when he recorded an album celebrating the music that’s been important to him over his life, there was only one place to film a promo video.

Gautier Capuçon’s new album, Intuition, celebrates the music and musicians who’ve been important to him throughout his life.

To mark the release of the recording, Gautier wanted to film a video in a place that was particularly special to him.

That place was on top of a mountain.

Gautier describes the scene:

‘Here we are with a big crew, drones, cameras – and in the helicopter with the cello – so we all go on top of this mountain 3,356m, it’s -15, wearing a tuxedo. You can just imagine the scene! It was just incredible.’

And for everyone wondering, that’s not the cello that Gautier normally plays on (a 1710 Matteo Goffriller) but a replica.

And here’s Gautier performing The Song of the Birds (El cant dels ocells) in the slightly less chilly surroundings of the Classic FM live studio.

The Song of the Birds

Gautier Capuçon's album 'Intuition' is out today