Born in Chambéry in 1976, Renaud Capuçon has established himself as a soloist at the highest international level. He collaborates with the most prestigious orchestras such as theBerlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra), the Filarmonica della Scala, the Boston Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic. In addition, he has worked with the most excellent conductors including Gergiev, Barenboim, Bychkov, Denève, von Dohnányi, Dudamel, Eschenbach, Haitink, Harding, Järvi, Nelsons, Nézet-Séguin, Roth, Shani, Ticciati, van Zweden and Yu, among others.
Founder and artistic director of the Easter Festival in Aix-en-Provence and of the Festival Les Sommets Musicaux in Gstaad, he is also professor of violin at the Haute école de musique de Lausanne.
Since the 2021-22 season, he has been conducting the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra), with whom he has also recorded a CD of works by Pärt (Warner, 2021). A year after the first lockdown, he recorded Un violon à Paris with his pianist friend Guillaume Bellom. It was a CD of works for piano and violin that they had shared during that extraordinary period (Erato, November 2011).
Renaud Capuçon is a Knight of the Ordre National du Mérite (the National Order of Merit) and a Knight of the Légion d’honneur (the National Order of the Legion of Honour). He plays on the Guarneri del Gesù Panette (1737), which belonged to Isaac Stern.
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.