Born in Chambéry in 1976, Renaud Capuçon plays with the greatest orchestras around the world, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Filarmonica della Scala, the London Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre National de France and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
A passionate chamber music performer, he has collaborated with Martha Argerich, Nicholas Angelich, Daniel Barenboim, Yuri Bashmet, Yefim Bronfman, Khatia Buniatishvili, Hélène Grimaud, Maria João Pires, Daniil Trifonov, Yo-Yo Ma and Yuja Wang, as well as with his brother, cellist Gautier Capuçon.
Renaud Capuçon is the artistic director of two festivals: the Sommets musicaux de Gstaad, since 2016, and the Easter Festival of Aix-en-Provence, which he founded in 2013.
Renaud Capuçon has built up an extensive discography and records exclusively for Erato/Warner Classics. His disc Cinéma (2018), featuring a selection of film music, has been warmly received by critics.
He plays the Guarneri del Gesu 'Panette' (1737) which belonged to Isaac Stern. He was award the Chevalier dans l'Ordre National du Mérite in June 2011 and the Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in March 2016.