Gautier Capuçon is a 21st-century ambassador for the cello, performing internationally, working with Orchestre à l’École Association to bring classical music to school children across France, and leading his own foundation to support young musicians at the beginning of their careers. A multiple award winner, he plays the 1701 Matteo Goffriller cello “L’Ambassadeur.”

In the 2022–23 season, Mr. Capuçon appears with the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, and Czech Philharmonic. He is the curating artist at the Konzerthaus Dortmund, and performs at the Salzburg, Grafenegg, and Verbier festivals. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2009 as a Shenson Young Artist.

Recording exclusively for Erato (Warner Classics), Mr. Capuçon has won multiple awards for his extensive discography. His latest album, Sensations,releases this fall, exploring short pieces from a range of different genres. His album of Romantic works by Brahms and Rachmaninoff in collaboration with Andreas Ottensammer and Yuja Wang is out this fall on Deutsche Grammophon. The 2020 Warner Classics album Emotions, featuring music by Debussy, Schubert, and Elgar, has achieved gold status in France, remaining at No. 1 in the charts for more than 30 weeks and selling more than 110,000 copies.

Born in Chambéry, France, Mr. Capuçon began playing the cello at the age of five. He studied at the Paris Conservatory with Philippe Muller and Annie Cochet-Zakine, and later with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna.


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