Born Jan. 27, 1976 in Chambéry, France.
Born in Chambéry in 1976, Renaud Capuçon started his studies at the Paris Conservatory in 1990 with Gérard Poulet and Veda Reynolds where he was awarded first prize for chamber music in 1992 and first prize for violin with a special distinction from the jury in 1993. In 1995 he won the Prize of the Berlin Academy of Arts. Then he studied with Thomas Brandis in Berlin, and later with Isaac Stern. Invited by Claudio Abbado in 1997, he was Konzertmeister of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester during three summers under Boulez, Ozawa, Barenboim, Welser-Möst and Abbado. In 2000 he was nominated “Rising Star” and “New talent of the Year” (French Victoires de la Musique), in 2005 “Soliste instrumental de l’année” and in 2006 “Prix Georges Enesco” (Sacem). In November 2002 he made his debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic under Bernard Haitink and in July 2004 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Christoph von Dohnányi.
Renaud Capuçon is the soloist of prestigious orchestras: Munich Bayerische Rundfunk Orchester, Berlin Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, NDR Hamburg and WDR Köln orchestras, Montreal Symphony, Philadelphia Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, Philharmonique de Radio France, Tokyo Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, under Abbado, Chung, Casadesus, Dutoit, Bychkov, Eschenbach, Fischer, Harding, Jordan, Masur, Sawallisch, Steinberg, Wolff. Renaud Capuçon plays chamber music with Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Elena Bashkirova, Hélène Grimaud, Yefim Bronfman, Myung-Whun Chung, Stephen Kovacevich, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Mikhail Pletnev, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Vadim Repin, Yuri Bashmet, Truls Mork, Paul Meyer. He is invited by prestigious festivals: London Mostly Mozart, Edinburgh, Berlin, Lockenhaus, Ludwigsburg, Rheingau, Schwarzenberg, Jerusalem, Stavanger, Lucerne, Verbier, San Sebastian, Stresa, Roque d’Anthéron, Strasbourg, Tanglewood.
His discography includes Mendelssohn and Haydn trios and the Triple Concerto by Beethoven with Martha Argerich (Emi). As an exclusive Virgin Classics artist: duos with his brother; Dutilleux Concerto with the Radio France Philharmonic under Myung-Whun Chung (awarded “Choc de la Musique” and “Diapason d’Or”), Saint-Saëns chamber music among other recordings. His Brahms sonatas for violin with Nicholas Angelich won the Gramophone/Editor Choice, the Scherzo/Excepcional, the Diapason d’Or and the Choc/Monde de la Musique). Renaud Capuçon plays the Guarneri del Gesù “Panette” (1737) that belonged to Isaac Stern, bought for him by the BSI.
Renaud Capuçon on medici.tv
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