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Capucon, Renaud (hegedű)

When Renaud Capucon was named ‘New Talent of the Year 2000’ in his homeland of France, he had already scored some noteworthy successes. Born in 1976, this violinist studied at the Paris Conservatoire, went on to win prizes in several international competitions, and then became concertmaster of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester at the invitation of Claudio Abbado. He has performed as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of La Scala, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and has worked with such outstanding conductors as Iván Fischer, Charles Dutoit, Emmanuel Krivine, Daniel Harding, Myung-Whun Chung, Hans Graf and Marc Minkowski. Some of his chamber music partners have been Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Yuri Bashmet, Vadim Repin, Yefim Bronfman and Helene Grimaud. He has given solo recitals at many of the world’s great concert halls, from the Carnegie Hall to the Concertgebouw and the Musikverein-Saal Vienna. Two years ago he was soloist for the Festival Orchestra’s North American tour. Capucon plays a 1721 Stradivarius once owned by Fritz Kreisler.