Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. He performs internationally and is also committed to education and support for young musicians from every background. Acclaimed for his expressive musicianship, exuberant virtuosity, and for the deep sonority of his 1701 Matteo Goffriller cello, “L’Ambassadeur,” highlights this season include appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre Nationale de France, and Vienna Philharmonic. He also tours Europe with the Vienna Symphony and is artist in residence with the Dresden Philharmonic and with Shanghai Symphony. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in November 2009 as a Shenson Young Artist.
Recording exclusively for Erato (Warner Classics), Mr. Capuçon has won multiple awards and created an extensive discography. His album Destination Paris, coming out this November, celebrates French music from classical repertoire to film scores. Emotions, released in 2022, achieved gold status in France. Born in Chambéry, France, Mr. Capuçon began playing the cello at the age of five. In January 2022 he launched his own foundation to support young musicians at the beginning of their careers.