Born in Chambéry in 1976, Renaud Capuçon studied at the CNSMDP with Gérard Poulet and Veda Reynolds. In 1998, Claudio Abbado chose him as concertmaster of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, which allowed him to perfect his musical education with Pierre Boulez, Seiji Ozawa, Daniel Barenboim and Franz Welser-Möst.
Renaud Capuçon plays with the greatest conductors and the most prestigious orchestras, in the most famous festivals : Aix en Provence, La Roque d'Anthéron, Hollywood Bowl, Tanglewood, Gstaad, Lucerne, Verbier, Salzburg, Rheingau or the Bucharest Enescu Festival.
He also practices chamber music with passionate partners : Martha Argerich, Nicholas Angelich, Kit Armstrong, Khatia Buniatishvili, Frank Braley, Yefim Bronfman, Hélene Grimaud, Khatia and Marielle Labèque, Maria Joao Pires, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Yuri Bashmet, Myung-Whun Chung, Yo Yo Ma, Mischa Maisky, Michael Pletnev, and his brother Gautier.
Renaud Capuçon is the founder and artistic director of the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence and the Festival Les Sommets Musicaux in Gstaad. In 2017, he created the Lausanne Soloists, an ensemble made up of students from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, where he has been teaching violin since 2014.
About discography, Renaud Capuçon has already recorded nearly thirty CDs in particular Bartok's Violin Concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra and François-Xavier Roth and an album entitled « Au cinema », devoted to film music, released in October 2018.
His violin is the Guarneri del Gesù “Panette” (1737) which belonged to Isaac Stern.
He was promoted to « Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite" in June 2011 and « Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur" in March 2016.
Renaud Capuçon has been appointed conductor and artistic director of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra for the 2020/2021 season.
UNESCO named him « Artist for Peace » in September 2020.
Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, presented him with the « Médaille d’Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres » on December 22, 2021.
Born in 1996, Danish violinist Anna Egholm has gained international recognition in recent years. Winner of all Danish music competitions and many international violin competitions, such as the Carl Nielsen, Tibor Varga and Ginette Neveu competitions, Anna Egholm plays with orchestras including the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra , the Filarmonica of Stat Transilvania and the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne.
Pupil of Alexandre Zapolski, Svetlana Makarova and Tim Frederiksen, Anna Egholm graduated in violin performance from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and then obtained a master's degree from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne in Switzerland.
Since the 2020-2021 season, Anna Egholm has been artist in residence under the direction of the French violinist Augustin Dumay at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium.
Anna Egholm has recently collaborated with artists such as Pavel Vernikov, Sergey Malov, Renaud Capuçon, Enrico Pace and Anastasia Kobekina and was selected to participate in the 2018 edition of the Chamber Music Connects the World festival at the Kronberg Academy, where she plays alongside by Steven Isserlis and Gidon Kremer.
Anna Egholm plays a 1763 Gagliano violin, generously loaned by the Augustinus Foundation.
Named Classical Revelation of ADAMI 2021, Paul Zientara has already won several international competitions, including the 3rd Prize of the prestigious Lionel Tertis Competition on the Isle of Man, Grand Prize of the Safran Foundation and 1st Prize of the Epernay Competition.
Paul Zientara began a highly acclaimed concert career as a soloist as well as in chamber music. He shares the stage with Renaud Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, Valeriy Sokolov, Jérémy Menuhin, Pierre Fouchenneret, Adrien La Marca, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Nicolas Baldeyrou, …
He is invited to many festivals such as the Festival de La Roque d'Anthéron, the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence, the Paris Chamber Music Center, the Pianissimes and the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades.
Committed to contemporary music, he has the opportunity to perform many creations. Invited by Renaud Capuçon to the festival « Nouveaux Horizons", he recently had the honor of creating “My Other Self” by Diana Soh in duet with Gérard Caussé. Vincent Warnier dedicates "Légende" to him, a work for viola and organ, of which they will perform the world premiere in October 2020.
Paul Zientara began the viola at the age of 7 and was admitted to the CNSMDP in the class of Sabine Toutain and Christophe Gaugué. He perfected his skills with masters such as Tabea Zimmermann, Gérard Caussé, Tatjana Masurenko, Bruno Pasquier, Nils Mönkemeyer, the Quatuor Ebene and Laurent Korcia.
He participates in international masterclasses including the Kronberg Academy Festival for which he is invited by Tabea Zimmerman.
Paul Zientara plays a viola by Patrick Robin, funded by the Safran Foundation for Music, on the initiative of the Talents & Violon’celles association.
Appointed concertmaster of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester at the age of twenty-one, Raphaëlle Moreau has collaborated with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Vladimir Jurowski, Jonathan Nott and Lorenzo Viotti and has performed at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Musikverein in Vienna and the Felsenreitschule in Salzburg. She is regularly invited as guest concertmaster in various orchestras such as Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse and Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne.
She has been awarded the first Grand Prize of the Postacchini Competition and has performed as a soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Orchestre de Pau-Pays de Béarn, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra and the Ostinato Orchestra among others.
In the year 2020, Raphaëlle has been nominated as « Rising Star » at the french Victoires de la Musique Classique and took part in the “Martha Argerich & Friends” concert at the Philharmonie de Paris performing with Stephen Kovacevich and Gerard Caussé. She has also shared the stage with Renaud Capuçon in the Double Concerto by J.S. Bach accompanied by the Lausanne Soloists and premiered the Double Concerto for violin and cello by Philippe Hersant.
Being a passionate chamber musician, Raphaëlle regularly collaborates with artists such as Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich, David Kadouch, Celia Oneto-Bensaid, Alexandra Conunova and her three brothers Edgar, David and Jérémie.
She has given guest performances at the Cologne Philharmonie, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Festival de Saint-Denis, the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Grange au Lac in Evian, the Grand Théâtre de Provence, the Easter Festival in Aix-en-Provence, the Moments Musicaux de Gstaad and the Konzerthaus Dortmund.
Among 2020-2021 highlights, Raphaëlle has performed Beethoven sonata for violin and piano opus 12 no.3 with pianist Selim Mazari at the Fondation Singer Polignac for the platform Medici.tv and participated in world premieres of works by Clara Olivares, Justina Repečkaitė and Vito Žuraj for the project "New Horizons" live on Arte. Together with her three brothers Edgar, David and Jérémie, Raphaëlle has released an album with works by Korngold and Dvorak for the label Warner Classics/Erato.
She has performed for the French Bastille Day on the 14th of July together with Renaud Capuçon, the Orchestre National de France and Simone Young.
Born in Paris, Raphaëlle Moreau began playing the violin at the age of four in the Suzuki system. After studying with Rodica Bogdanas and Suzanne Gessner, she was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at fourteen and later continued her studies with Pavel Vernikov and then Renaud Capuçon at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne.
Raphaëlle is a laureate of the Nicati-de-Luze Foundation, the Fondation l’Or du Rhin and the Fondation Banque Populaire.
She plays on a violin by Domenico Montagnana from 1740, on a generous loan from Emmanuel Jaeger.
At only 24 years old, French cellist Aurélien Pascal already commands international attention for his ‘unparalleled virtuosity and musical intuition.’ The Strad.
Laureate of several prestigious international competitions, including 2nd Prize of at the 2013 International Paulo Competition and the Grand Prix, Prix du Public and the Best performance of the Toch concerto at the 2014 Emanuel Feuermann Competition, he was recently Fourth prizewinner and the youngest finalist in the 2017 Queen Elisabeth Competition. Prior to this, he was the Adami Révélation Classique in 2013.
Aurélien performs with orchestras throughout Europe including the Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken, Nuremberg Symphony, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Monte Carlo Philharmonic and Barcelona Symphony Orchestra with conductors such as Vladimir Fedoseyev, John Storgårds, Pascal Rophé, Christoph Poppen, Clemens Schuldt and Augustin Dumay.
A regular visitor to Asia, he has been invited by the Hiroshima Symphony, Kansai and Sendai Philharmonic orchestras and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, with which he has performed several times both in Hong Kong and on their European tour in 2017. He recently made his debuts with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra and Gilbert Varga, the Transilvania State Filharmonic Orchestra with Andrei Feher, with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and with the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra and Okko Kamu.
Highlights of the 2018/19 season include performances at the Konzerthaus Berlin alongside Andras Schiff, at the BOZAR in Brussels, the Beethovenhaus in Baonn and at the Cellofest in Finland. He will also return to the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival to give several concerts and give his first solo recital at the Salle Gaveau in Paris. In concerto he performs with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre national de Metz, Orchestre de Bretagne and the Orchestre de Douai-Hauts de France.
As a recitalist, Aurélien performs at the most prestigious festivals such as Verbier, Colmar, Prades, Schloss Elmau, the Flâneries de Reims, La Folle Journée de Nantes et du Japon, Festival de Radio-France Montpellier, Beethovenfest de Bonn and the Rencontres musicales d’Evian with partners including the Modigliani Quartet, Pavel Kolesnikov, Christian Tetzlaff, Augustin Dumay, András Schiff, Eric Le Sage, Paloma Kouider and Emmanuel Pahud and forms a regular string trio with Adrien La Marca and Liya Petrova. Since being awarded the ‘Audience Prize’ at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival in 2015, he has been a regular invitee to the festival and also performs on stages including the Berlin Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Muziekgebouw, the Auditoriums of the Musée du Louvre and Musée d’Orsay as well as Salle Gaveau, the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris and the ARK NOVA/Lucerne Festival mobile concert hall in Japan.
In 2015, Aurélien Pascal was accepted into the Sponsorship Programme of the Orpheum Foundation for the Advancement of Young Soloists and following his performance of Shostakovich concerto no. 1 at the Zurich Tonhalle together with the Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Fedoseyev was invited to record the Danzi concerto for the SONY label alongside Howard Griffiths and the Munich Chamber Orchestra. This recording, released in January 2018, will be the latest addition to a discography that includes the Ravel Trio, with Denis Pascal and Svetlin Roussev and the Brahms Sextet with Augustin Dumay, Henri Demarquette, Miguel da Silva.
Born in 1994 into a family of musicians, Aurélien Pascal studied at the CNSMDP with Philippe Müller and attended master classes given by the legendary János Starker in Paris, Basel and Bloomington. He is currently a student of Frans Helmerson and Gary Hoffman at the Kronberg Academy in Germany. He plays the « Maisky » cello made in Roma in 1703 by David Tecchler, generously lent by Xavier and Joséphine Moreno.
Born in 1995 to a family of musicians, Nathalia Milstein starts the piano at the age of 4 with her father Serguei Milstein and enters his class at the Geneva Conservatory of Music. Nathalia continues her studies at the Geneva Haute Ecole de Musique with Nelson Goerner. After obtaining a Bachelor and Master's degree with distinction, she moves to Berlin to continue her studies at the Barenboim-Said Akademie with Nelson Goerner. In 2018, still at the Barenboim-Said Akademie, she joins the studio of Sir András Schiff.
Throughout her studies, Nathalia Milstein has received valuable advice from renowned professors and pianists such as Daniel Barenboim, Mikhail Voskressensky, Elena Ashkenazy, Jan Wijn, Enrico Pace or Menahem Pressler.
Nathalia launches her international career in 2015 by winning 1st Prize at the Dublin International Piano Competition and has been since then invited to halls such as the National Concert Hall in Dublin, the Zankel Hall (Carnegie Hall) in New York, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin or the Radio France Auditorium in Paris.
Nathalia is a prizewinner of several youth competitions, among others the “Flame” Competition in Paris and the Manchester International Concerto Competition. Later on she became laureate of the 2013 Grand Concours International de Piano in Corbelin (France) and the 2014 Adilia Alieva Piano Competition in Gaillard (France).
She was also awarded the Young Soloist Prize by the Médias Francophones Publics in 2017.
Nathalia performs in France and abroad, giving recitals all over Europe, appearing in major festivals such as La Roque d'Anthéron, Flâneries Musicales de Reims, La Folle Journée, New Ross Piano Festival, Lille Piano Festival, Zaubersee Festival or Radio France Festival.
A keen chamber music player, Nathalia also performs regularly with renowned musicians and is invited to international chamber music events, such as the Intonations Festival in Berlin, the West Cork Festival in Ireland, Lavaux Classic in Switzerland, the Schiermonnikoog Festival or the Scaldis Festival in the Netherlands. She also appears on the last CD recording of the Prazak Quartet dedicated to works of Smetana.
For several years she has been playing in duo with her sister violinist Maria Milstein. Besides a busy concert schedule, they have also recorded two albums together - “La Sonate de Vinteuil” (2017) and “Ravel Voyageur” (2019) - both on the French label Mirare and praised by international critics.
In the 2020/21 season, despite a paused cultural life, Nathalia has had the chance to appear on stage with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Mikko Franck and the Geneva Chamber Orchestra with Arie van Beek.
In 2021/22 Nathalia will play in various venues across Europe as part of the “Building Bridges” concert season, curated by Sir András Schiff.
Supported by the Safran Foundation (Paris) and the Foundation “Tempo” (Geneva), Nathalia's debut solo CD, featuring works of Prokofiev and Ravel, is released in 2018 on Mirare. A second thematic album, “Fugitives Visions”, will be released in september 2021 on Mirare.
Guillaume Bellom has one of the most atypical careers of his generation, pursuing both violin and piano studies, from the conservatoire of his home town Besançon all the way to the Conservatoire of Paris. It is in this establishment that he decided to fully develop his activity as a pianist, under the influence of striking personalities such as Nicholas Angelich and Hortense Cartier-Bresson.
A finalist and the winner of the “Modern Times” prize (rewarding the best performance of the contemporary music piece) at the Clara Haskil 2015 competition, he revealed himself during that event dedicated to the great Romanian pianist, herself a good violinist as well. That same year, he won the first prize at the Épinal International Competition. The next year he won the Thierry Scherz prize at the “Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad”. In 2017, he was nominated at the Victoires de la Musique in the “instrumental soloist revelations” category. He is also an Associate Artist at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris.
He regularly plays in numerous festivals and concert halls, including the Festival International de Piano de la Roque d'Anthéron, the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence, the Théâtre des Champ-Elysées, the Shanghai Concert Hall, the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, with conductors and artists such as Christian Zacharias, Marziena Dakun, Renaud Capuçon, Paul Meyer, Victor Julien-Laferrière.
His discography includes two notable albums dedicated to four-hand pieces by Schubert (rewarded by the prestigious “ffff” of the French magazine Télérama) and Mozart, recorded with Ismaël Margain for Aparté, a CD with the cellist Yan Levionnois (“ffff” of Télérama), released in 2017 for Fondamenta, and a solo CD with works by Schubert, Haydn, and Debussy, released by Claves also in 2017.