Born in Chambéry in 1976, Renaud Capuçon began his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at the age of fourteen, winning numerous awards during his five years there. Following this, Capuçon moved to Berlin to study with Thomas Brandis and Isaac Stern, and was awarded the Prize of the Berlin Academy of Arts. In 1997, he was invited by Claudio Abbado to become concert master of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, which he led for three summers, working with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Seiji Ozawa, Daniel Barenboim, Franz Welser-Moest and Abbado himself.
Since then, Capuçon has established himself as a soloist at the very highest level. He has played concerti with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker under Haitink and Robertson, the Boston Symphony under Dohnanyi, the Orchestre de Paris under Eschenbach and Paavo Järvi, Philharmonique de Radio France and Filarmonica della Scala orchestras with Chung, Orchestre National de France and Gatti and Gergiev, and the Simon Bolivar Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic with Dudamel.
Recent concerto engagements include concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra with François-Xavier Roth, Chamber Orchestra of Europe with Jaap can Zweden, Detroit Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin, Los Angeles Philharmonic with Matthias Pintscher and Camerata Salzburg with Robin Ticciati.
Capuçon also tours extensively as a solo recitalist and will perform in play directs with various groups such as Camerata Salzburg, Festival Strings Lucerne and Basel Chamber Orchestra.
Capuçon has a great commitment to chamber music and has worked with Argerich, Nicholas Angelich, Barenboim, Bronfman, Yuja Wang, Buniatishvili, Grimaud, Pires, Pletnev, Repin, Bashmet and Mørk, as well as with his brother, cellist Gautier Capuçon. These collaborations have taken him, among others, to the festivals of Edinburgh, Berlin, Lucerne, Verbier, Aix-en-Provence, Roque d’Anthéron, San Sebastian, Stresa, Tanglewood and Salzburg.
He is the Artistic Director of the Easter Festival in Aix-en-Provence which he founded in 2013 and was appointed Artistic Director of the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad in 2016. He is teaching violin at the High School of Music in Lausanne since 2014.
Recording exclusively with Erato/Warner Classics, Capuçon has built an extensive discography. Recent releases include Bach and Vasks Concertos as conductor and soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and Brahms and Berg Concertos with the Wiener Philharmoniker under Daniel Harding. His latest chamber music recording is a disc of Frank, Grieg and Dvorak sonatas with Khatia Buniatishvili. His recording of Fauré’s complete chamber music for strings with Nicholas Angelich, Gautier Capuçon, Michel Dalberto, Gérard Caussé and Ebène Quartet won the Echo Klassik Prize for chamber music in 2012. His compilation “Le Violon Roi” received the “Disque d’Or” and his latest recording of contemporary concerti by Rihm, Dusapin and Montovani was nominated the best recording by French Victoires de la Musique 2017 and awarded the Echo Klassik Prize in 2017.
Renaud Capuçon plays the Guarneri del Gesù “Panette” (1737) that belonged to Isaac Stern.
In June 2011 he was appointed “Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite” and in March 2016 “Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur” by the French Government.
Renaud Capuçon is appointed conductor and artistic director of the Orchester de Chambre de Lausanne, for the 2020/2021 season.
In March 2020, Renaud Capuçon publishes his first book, Mouvement Perpétuel, at Flammarion.
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.
Currently serving as Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel under the guidance of Augustin Dumay, Anna Agafia is gaining international recognition as one of the most promising violinists to emerge from Scandinavia. After having won all Danish music competitions during her studies in Copenhagen with Alexandre Zapolski, Anna moves to Switzerland in 2016. Here, she obtains her Bachelor and Soloist Master degrees at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne under the guidance of Svetlana Makarova and Pavel Vernikov. It is during this time that the young violinist takes her first steps towards a career as an international soloist. In 2017, Anna wins the competition Ginette Neveu in France, receives 2nd prize at the inaugural Ysaÿe competition in Belgium in 2018, and in 2019 she becomes a laureate of two big competitions: she is first awarded 3rd prize along with two special prizes in the international Carl Nielsen competition, and, a couple of months later, receives the 1st prize and a special prize in the Tibor Varga international violin competition.
Since then, the aspiring musician has continued on her path towards success in other competitions, such as the Guadagnini international competition in Stuttgart in 2021, and is now leading an active life as an internationally recognized soloist, performing regularly with European and American orchestras. An experienced chamber musician, Anna is often invited to prestigious festivals around Europe, and was selected to take part in the Chamber Music Connects the World festival at Kronberg Academy. Most recently, after her recital at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, a jury consisting of Renaud Capuçon and Gérard Caussé amongs others, awarded Anna the Thierry Scherz prize, which will enable her to record a CD with a professional orchestra under the Swiss Claves Records label.
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.