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Renaud Capuçon

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Renaud Capuçon

Born in Chambéry in 1976, Renaud Capuçon has established himself as a soloist at the highest international level. He performs together with some of the most prestigious orchestras, such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Boston Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Filarmonica della Scala, London Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre de Paris. His collaborations with revered conductors include: Daniel Barenboim, Semyon Bychkov, Stéphane Denève, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniel Harding, Paavo Järvi, among others. Highlights of his 2024-2025 season include a return to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Gustavo Gimeno and a world premiere with the New York Philharmonic under Marin Alsop. He will also tour Europe with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer and the Wiener Symphoniker under Petr Popelka.

He has been the conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne since 2021, where he often conducts violin. In 2022-2023, he made his acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut conducting the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on violin. Renaud Capuçon is also artistic director of three festivals: the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad since 2016, the Festival de Pâques d'Aix-en-Provence which he founded in 2013 and, since 2023, the Rencontres Musicales d'Evian.

Capuçon has built an extensive discography and, up until recently, recorded exclusively for Erato/Warner Classics, with whom he released an album entitled Les Choses de la Vie - Cinéma II in January 2024. In September 2022, Capuçon announced his new partnership with Deutsche Grammophon, and two months later released his first album with the yellow label – a collection of violin sonatas performed with Martha Argerich and recorded at his Festival de Pâques d’Aix-en-Provence. Several works dedicated to Mozart have been released: a boxed set of 16 of his sonatas with pianist Kit Armstrong, a recording of the complete violin concertos with the OCL, and a CD of two of his piano quartets. This CD is labelled Beau Soir Production, a unique initiative launched in 2022 by Renaud Capuçon to provide significant support for young artists at a crucial stage in their careers.

Renaud Capuçon was awarded the distinction of “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite” and “Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur”. He plays the Guarneri del Gesù Panette (1737), which belonged to Isaac Stern. He also teaches violin at the Haute école de musique de Lausanne since 2014.

OSR Live

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie N° 4 en si bémol majeur op. 60

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Jonathan Nott | Sergey Khachatryan

Concerto pour violon et orchestre

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva