Gautier Capuçon (Cello)
Born: 3rd September 1981, Chambéry
Artist's website: https://www.gautiercapucon.com/
The French cellist Gautier Capuçon was born into a musical family in Chambéry in 1981, and studied in Paris and Vienna, where his teachers included Heinrich Schiff. As a teenager he was a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (with whom he would later record the Brahms Double Concerto) and the European Union Youth Orchestra, and won prizes at the André Navarra International Cello Competition, the Maurice Ravel International Academy of Music Competition, and the Adam International Cello Competition in New Zealand.
Capuçon has recorded with Erato since the early 2000s; his discography on the label includes the Haydn Cello Concertos with Daniel Harding and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations and the Prokofiev Sinfonia concertante with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, and the Dvořák concerto with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and Paavo Järvi. He regularly collaborates with his violinist brother Renaud, with whom he has recorded music by Brahms (including the Double Concerto), Schumann, Schubert, Ravel, Fauré and Saint-Saëns.
Further Reading: Gautier Capuçon
The two acclaimed soloists come together in a dazzling duo, with the rich warmth of Franck's Cello Sonata in A major sharply offset against the angst-wracked soul-searching of Chopin's in G minor.
The French cellist talks to Katherine about his new album of music by Massenet, Saint-Saëns, Piazzolla, Sollima and more.