Our next Geneva event with world class violinist Renaud Capuçon will take place on Monday 24th September at the Richemond Hotel, from noon to 2 pm.
For a musician such as Renaud, being born the same day as Mozart is a wink of predestination. Renaud Capuçon lives by and for music. Initiated by his parents, passionate music lovers, he entered the conservatory of his hometown at the age of four and joined the National Conservatory of Music in Paris at the age of 14, three years later with a first violin prize, a other chamber music. After years of international competitions then in 1998, Claudio Abbado chose him as Konzertmeister of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester which allowed him to perfect his musical education with Pierre Boulez, Seiji Ozawa, Daniel Barenboim and Franz Welser-Moest. He also leads a career as an international soloist.
In 2000 he was named “Rising Star” and “New Talent of the Year” at Victoires de la Musique and “Instrumental Soloist of the Year” in 2005. In 2006, he was awarded the Georges Enesco Prize by Sacem.
Renaud Capuçon collaborates with an outstanding number of greatest conductors and prestigious orchestras, and so are his number of recordings. He plays in public about 270 times a year over the world with unparalleled enthusiasm.
Renaud Capuçon plays with the Guarneri violin, the “Panette” which belonged to Isaac Stern and which is lent by the Swiss Bank. He gives more than 120 concerts a year with this 280-year-old companion.
He was promoted in France “Knight in the National Order of Merit” in June 2011 then “Knight of the Legion of Honor” in March 2016. Founder and artistic director of the Easter Festival of Aix-en-Provence and the Festival Les Sommets Musicaux of Gstaad He also teaches violin at the Lausanne University of Music and has founded this year a new string ensemble, “Lausanne Soloists”.