Join Gautier Capuçon and the Classe d'Excellence de Violoncelle for the second concert of laureates of the 2017-2018 season! Now in its fourth year, the series of master classes and concerts is webcast live from the Fondation Louis Vuitton auditorium.
The Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle offers six talented young cellists (selected through auditions in France and around the world) the opportunity to grow as individual artists and as professional musicians under the guidance of cellist Gautier Capuçon and pianist Samuel Parent. They participate in a comprehensive training course that complements their formal musical studies, exposing them to a broad range of music and musicians of different cultures and educational backgrounds.
Gautier Capuçon is one of the most accomplished cellists in today's classical music world. He collaborates regularly with conductors like Lionel Bringuier, Myung-Whun Chung, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Semyon Bychkov, Leonard Slatkin, and Valery Gergiev. He performs regularly as a soloist with today's leading orchestras and in various international festivals. He has won numerous prizes and awards throughout his career, including the Premier Grand Prix of the Concours International André Navarra in Toulouse, was named 'New Talent of the Year' by Victoires de la Musique in 2001, and multiple ECHO Klassik awards (most notably in 2012 for his recording with Valery Gergiev).
Photo: Group portrait of the students from the fourth year of the classe d'excellence de violoncelle, with Gautier Capuçon and Samuel Parent © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Raphaël Martiq
Verbier Festival 2012