Brussels Philharmonic | Gautier Capuçon

Gautier Capuçon


Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. Recent highlights include appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra and Mariinsky Theatre. He is Artist-in-Residence at the Paris Philharmonie as well as the Wiener Konzerthaus. And he performs with world leading conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Gustavo Dudamel and Andrés Orozco-Estrada; and collaborates with contemporary composers including Henri Dutilleux, Thierry Escaich, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm, and Jörg Widmann. As a chamber musician, Capuçon performs with instrumentalists such as Lisa Batiashvili, Nikolai Lugansky, Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim.

Besides his engagement as a musician, he cherishes a profound pedagogical interest. He is, f.i., founder and leader of the 'Classe d'Excellence de Violoncelle' at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris and a passionate ambassador for the Orchestre à l'École Association. In summer 2021, Capuçon initiated his project 'Un été en France', taking 27 students along with him on the road for 19 concerts in a variety of towns and cities, showcasing both young musicians and young dancers within his concert presentations. In January 2022, he launched his own Foundation to support young and talented musicians at the beginning of their career.

[more about Gautier Capuçon]



‘Fantastic variations on a theme of chivalric character’, Richard Strauss wrote under the symphonic poem, based on Cervantes's book about the roving knight Don Quixote de la Mancha and his servant Sancho Panza. And it is fantastic, this masterfully composed story that drags its listeners sometimes delicately, sometimes ironically and flamboyantly, into the fight against injustice.

02.06.2023 at De Bijloke & 03.06.2023 at Flagey

more info