Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. Performing each season with many of the world’s foremost conductors and instrumentalists, he is also founder and leader of the ‘Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle’ at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. He is acclaimed internationally for his deeply expressive musicianship and exuberant virtuosity, as well as for the glorious sonority of his 1701 Matteo Goffriller cello.
Over recent years Capuçon has appeared with, among others, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Staatskapelle Dresden, Wiener Symphoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, hr-Sinfonieorchester New York Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Sydney Symphony, as well as with all of the major orchestras across France.
A regular recital and chamber musician, Capuçon appears annually in the major halls and festivals worldwide.
Recording exclusively for Erato (Warner Classics), Capuçon and has won multiple ECHO Klassik awards and holds an extensive discography. In February 2018 he released Intuition, which was recorded with the Paris Chamber Orchestra conducted by Douglas Boyd, and Jérôme Ducros, piano. In 2016/17 he released Beethoven Sonatas with Frank Braley to critical acclaim. In 2013 Deutsche Grammophon released a DVD featuring Capuçon as soloist with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Gustavo Dudamel in a live performance of Haydn’s Cello Concerto No.1.
Born in Chambéry in 1981, Capuçon is the winner of various first prizes in many leading international competitions, including the International André Navarra Prize, Capuçon was named ‘New Talent of the Year’ by Victoires de la Musique in 2001.