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, Wiener Symphoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Filarmonica della Scala, Boston Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic. His collaborations with revered conductors include: Gergiev, Barenboim, Bychkov, Denève, von Dohnányi, Dudamel, Eschenbach, Haitink, Harding, Järvi, Nelsons, Nézet-Séguin, Roth, Shani, Ticciati, van Zweden and Yu.
Founder and Artistic Director of the Festival de Pâques d’Aix-en-Provence and the Festival Les Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, he also teaches violin at the Haute école de musique de Lausanne.
He has been the conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne since 2021, with whom he also recorded an album dedicated solely to the works of Pärt (Warner, 2021). A second recording, devoted to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as well as two Concertos by Chevalier de Saint-George was released in September 2022.
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.