Gautier Capuçon

Biography

Born: September 3, 1981; Chambéry, France  
Gautier Capuçon has risen quickly through the ranks, becoming one of the leading French cellists of the twenty first century by his 20th birthday. His brother is renowned violinist Renaud Capuçon, with whom he often collaborates in works like the Beethoven Triple Concerto and in various chamber works. Like Mstislav Rostropovich before him, Capuçon is also an accomplished pianist. But his keyboard tastes expand beyond the realm of classical music Read more and include jazz. What is remarkable about Capuçon is what he has managed to accomplish so soon: by his mid-twenties he had won two important competitions and appeared on nearly 20 major recordings with artists like Martha Argerich, Myung-Whun Chung, Nicholas Angelich, Lilya Zilberstein, and many others. Amazingly, too, his choice of repertory has been broad, taking in standards by Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Prokofiev, Martinu, and lesser knowns from the twentieth century such as Erwin Schulhoff, Hanns Eisler, and Éric Tanguy. Capuçon has recorded for EMI, Virgin Classics, and TDK.

Capuçon was born in Chambéry, France, on September 3, 1981. He began playing the cello at age four and the piano at seven. He enrolled at the École Nationale de Musique de Chambéry, where he studied both instruments. In his teens he studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where his teachers included Annie Cochet-Zakine. After his 1997 graduation, he enrolled for further study at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris for three more years, with, among others, cello pedagogue Philippe Muller.

While a student there Capuçon played cello in the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, and in 1999 he captured first prize in the André Navarra International Cello Competition. After graduation in 2000 Capuçon had further studies with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna. By then he was an active performer on the concert scene in Europe, appearing with major orchestras and conductors.

Among his earliest recordings were a pair of acclaimed CDs: Haydn Concertos No. 1, 2 & 4 with Daniel Harding and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra on EMI, and, with his brother, a Virgin Classics album of duets entitled Face À Face featuring works by Kodály, Halvorsen, and others. In 2007 Capuçon married Delphine Borsarello, also a talented cellist. Capuçon's newer recordings include the 2008 Virgin Classics CD of sonatas for cello and piano by Prokofiev and Rachmaninov. Read less

Biography

Born: September 3, 1981; Chambéry, France  
Gautier Capuçon has risen quickly through the ranks, becoming one of the leading French cellists of the twenty first century by his 20th birthday. His brother is renowned violinist Renaud Capuçon, with whom he often collaborates in works like the Beethoven Triple Concerto and in various chamber works. Like Mstislav Rostropovich before him, Capuçon is also an accomplished pianist. But his keyboard tastes expand beyond the realm of classical music Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
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Five Pieces in Popular Style Op.102: I Mit humor: "Vanitas vanitatum"
Five Pieces in Popular Style Op.102: I Mit humor: "Vanitas vanitatum"
Five Pieces in Popular Style Op.102: II Langsam
Five Pieces in Popular Style Op.102: II Langsam
Five Pieces in Popular Style Op.102: III Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen
Five Pieces in Popular Style Op.102: III Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen
Five Pieces in Popular Style Op.102: IV Nicht zu rasch
Five Pieces in Popular Style Op.102: IV Nicht zu rasch
Five Pieces in Popular Style Op.102: V Stark and markirt
Five Pieces in Popular Style Op.102: V Stark and markirt
Sonate Op.109: I. Allegro
Sonate Op.109: II. Andante
Sonate Op.109: III. Final: Allegro commodo
Deuxième Sonate Op.117: I. Allegro
Deuxième Sonate Op.117: II. Andante
Deuxième Sonate Op.117: III. Allegro vivo
Trio for Piano & Strings in D Minor Op.120: Allegro ma non troppo
Trio for Piano & Strings in D Minor Op.120: Andantino
Trio for Piano & Strings in D Minor Op.120: Allegro vivo
Quartet for Piano & Strings in C Minor Op.15: I. Allegro molto moderato
Quartet for Piano & Strings in C Minor Op.15: II. Scherzo: Allegro vivo
Quartet for Piano & Strings in C Minor Op.15: III. Adagio
Quartet for Piano & Strings in C Minor Op.15: IV. Allegro molto
Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 2 in G minor Op. 45: Allegro molto moderato
Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 2 in G minor Op. 45: Allegro molto
Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 2 in G minor Op. 45: Adagio non troppo
Quartet for Piano and Strings No. 2 in G minor Op. 45: Allegro molto
Piano Trio in G Major, Hob.XV:25: Andante
Piano Trio in G Major, Hob.XV:25: Andante
Piano Trio in G Major, Hob.XV:25: Poco adagio, cantabile
Piano Trio in G Major, Hob.XV:25: Poco adagio, cantabile
Haydn: Piano Trio in G Major, Hob. XV:25: Rondo all'ongarese (presto)
Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major, Hob. XV:25: III. Rondo all'ongarese (presto)
Phantasiestücke Op.88: Romanze. Nicht schnell, mit innigem Ausdruck
Phantasiestücke Op.88: Humoreske. Lebhaft
Phantasiestücke Op.88: Duett. Langsam und mit Ausdruck
Phantasiestücke Op.88: Finale. Im Marsch-Tempo
Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C Op.3: Introduction
Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C Op.3: Alla polacca - Allegro con spirito
Rococo Variations: Thema
Rococo Variations: Variation I
Rococo Variations: Variation II
Rococo Variations: Variation III
Rococo Variations: Variation IV
Rococo Variations: Variation V
Rococo Variations: Variation VI
Rococo Variations: Variation VII e Coda
Sinfonia Concertante: I: Andante
Sinfonia Concertante: II: Allegro giusto
Sinfonia Concertante: III: Andante con moto
Cello Concerto in B minor B191 (Op. 104): I. Allegro
Cello Concerto in B minor B191 (Op. 104): II. Adagio ma non troppo
Cello Concerto in B minor B191 (Op. 104): III. Finale (Allegro moderato)
Cello Concerto No.2 in E minor, Op.30: I Allegro impetuoso
Cello Concerto No.2 in E minor, Op.30: II Andante tranquillo
Cello Concerto No.2 in E minor, Op.30: III Allegro
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor Op. 25: I. Allegro
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor Op. 25: II. Intermezzo. Allegro ma non troppo - Trio: Animato
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor Op. 25: III. Andante con moto
Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25: IV. Rondo alla Zingarese. Presto
Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor Op.60: I Allegro non troppo
Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor Op.60: II Scherzo. Allegro
Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor Op.60: III Andante
Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor Op.60: IV Finale. Allegro comodo
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major Op.26: I. Allegro non troppo
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major Op.26: II. Poco adagio
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major Op.26: III. Scherzo. Poco allegro - Trio
Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major Op.26: IV. Finale. Allegro
Sonate pour violoncelle et piano en sol mineur Op.19 (1901): I: Lento
Sonate pour violoncelle et piano en sol mineur Op.19 (1901): II: Allegro scherzando
Sonate pour violoncelle et piano en sol mineur Op.19 (1901): III: Andante
Sonate pour violoncelle et piano en sol mineur Op.19 (1901): IV: Allegro mosso
Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 119 (1949): Andante grave - Moderato animato
Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 119 (1949): Moderato - Andante dolce
Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 119 (1949): Allegro, ma non troppo
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 102: First movement: Allegro
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 102: Second movement: Andante
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 102: Third movement: Vivace non troppo
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115: I. Allegro
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115: II. Adagio
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115: III. Andantino - Presto non assai, ma con sentimento
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115: IV. Con moto - Un poco meno mosso
Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.47: I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo
Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.47: II. Scherzo (Molto vivace) & Trio
Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.47: III. Andante cantabile
Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.47: IV. Finale (Vivace)
Cello Sonata No. 2, Op.58: Allegro vivace
Cello Sonata No. 2, Op.58: Allegretto scherzando
Cello Sonata No. 2, Op.58: Adagio
Cello Sonata No. 2, Op.58: Molto allegro e vivace
Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op.63: I. Mit Energie und Leidenschaft
Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op.63: II. Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch
Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op.63: III. Langsam, mit inniger Empfindung
Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op.63: IV. Mit Feuer
Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello No.1 in Bb Major, Op.99 D898: Allegro moderato
Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello No.1 in Bb Major, Op.99 D898: Andante un poco mosso
Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello No.1 in Bb Major, Op.99 D898: Scherzo. Allegro
Trio for Piano, Violin & Cello No.1 in Bb Major, Op.99 D898: Rondo. Allegro vivace
Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major D.929: I. Allegro
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E-Flat Major, D. 929: II. Andante con moto
Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major D.929: III. Scherzando (Allegro molto) & Trio
Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major D.929: IV. Allegro moderato
Duo pour violin & violoncelle (Composed in a concentration camp): I Allegro con fuocoo
Duo pour violin & violoncelle (Composed in a concentration camp): II Lento (inacheve)
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No.2 in D Minor, Op.66: Allegro energico
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No.2 in D Minor, Op.66: Andante espressivo
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No.2 in D Minor, Op.66: Scherzo. Molto allegro quasi presto
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No.2 in D Minor, Op.66: Finale. Allegro appassionato
Piano Quartet No.3 in C Major, WoO 36: Allegro vivace
Piano Quartet No.3 in C Major, WoO 36: Adagio con espressione
Piano Quartet No.3 in C Major, WoO 36: Finale. Allegro
Piano Trio: I. Modéré
Piano Trio: II. Pantoum: Assez vif
Piano Trio: III. Passacaille: Très large
Piano Trio: IV. Finale: Animé
Sonata for violin and cello (1920-22): I. Allegro
Sonata for violin and cello (1920-22): II. Très vif
Sonata for violin and cello (1920-22): III. Lent
Sonata for violin and cello (1920-22): IV. Vif, avec entrain
Piano Quintet in A 'The Trout' D667: I. Allegro vivace
Piano Quintet in A 'The Trout' D667: II. Andante
Piano Quintet in A 'The Trout' D667: III. Scherzo (Presto)
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major 'The Trout', D. 667: IV. Tema con variazioni
Piano Quintet in A 'The Trout' D667: V. Finale (Allegro giusto)
Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand): No. 1- Introduction et marche royale du lion [Andante maestoso]
Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand): No. 2- Poules et coqs [Allegro moderato]
Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand): No. 3- Hémiones (animaux véloces) [Presto furioso]
Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand): No. 4- Tortues [Andante maestoso]
Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand): No. 5- L'éléphant [Allegro pomposo]
Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand): No. 6- Kangourous [Moderato]
Saint-Saëns : Le Carnaval des animaux: No. 7, Aquarium [Andantino]
Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand): No. 8- Personnages à longues oreilles [Tempo ad libitum]
Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand): No. 9- Le coucou au fond des bois [Andante]
Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand): No. 10- Volière [Moderato grazioso]
Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand): No. 11- Pianistes [Allegro moderato]
Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand): No. 12- Fossiles [Allegro ridicolo]
Saint-Saëns : Le Carnaval des animaux: No. 13, Le cygne [Andantino grazioso]
Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des animaux: No. 14 - Final [Molto allegro]
Septet in E flat Op. 65: Préambule: allegro moderato
Septet in E flat Op. 65: Menuet: Tempo di minuetto moderato
Septet in E flat Op. 65: Intermède: andante
Septet in E flat Op. 65: Gavotte & Final: allegro non troppo
Duos pour violon et violoncelle, Op.7: I.Allegro serioso, non troppo
Duos pour violon et violoncelle, Op.7: II.Adagio
Duos pour violon et violoncelle, Op.7: III.Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento
Duo pour violon et violoncelle: I.Moderato
Duo pour violon et violoncelle: II.Zingaresca:allegro giocoso
Duo pour violon et violoncelle: III. Andantino
Duo pour violon et violoncelle: IV.Moderato
Piano Trio No.1 in D Minor, Op.49: Molto Allegro ed agitato
Piano Trio No.1 in D Minor, Op.49: Andante con moto tranquillo
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49: III. Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
Piano Trio No.1 in D Minor, Op.49: Finale : Allegro assai appassionato
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Hob. VIIb:1: I. Moderato - Cadenza
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Hob. VIIb:1: II. Adagio - Cadenza
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Hob. VIIb:1: III. Allegro molto
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Hob. VIIb:2 (Op. 101): I. Allegro moderato - Cadenza
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Hob. VIIb:2 (Op. 101): II. Adagio
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Hob. VIIb:2 (Op. 101): III. Rondo (Allegro) - Cadenza
Cello Concerto No.4 in D Major, Hob. VIIb/2: I. Allegro
Cello Concerto No.4 in D Major, Hob. VIIb/2: II.Adagio
Cello Concerto No.4 in D Major, Hob. VIIb/2: III.Allegro


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