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"Capucelli" - Gautier Capuçon Recital

Music 26 November 2022 – 8:30pm

© Anoush Abrar


25€ / 15€

Gautier Capuçon & 6 laureates of "La Classe d’Excellence de violoncelle"

Continuing his dedication to his Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle, which he has directed for seven years at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Gautier Capuçon is joining forces with six past laureates, all classes combined, to form a unique cello ensemble named “Capucelli.” Recorded for release in the fall of 2022 on the Warner Classics label, the “Capucelli” ensemble’s programme will be featured on an international tour to begin after this concert.

They will present a set of works for seven cellos – arrangements and transcriptions by Piazzolla, Tchaikovsky, Bartok, Dvorak, Bizet –, as well as creations and commissions from many sources ranging from the Fondation Louis Vuitton to renowned composers such as Bryce Dessner, Richard Dubugnon, Guillaume Connesson and Bruno Mantovani, who will join the ensemble at this performance to conduct his composition.


Gautier Capuçon

Gautier Capuçon is truly a 21st-century ambassador for the cello. Every season, he performs with the world’s most renowned conductors and instrumentalists. Since 2014, he has also been the founder and Artistic Director of the Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Mr Capuçon is acclaimed worldwide for his expressive musicality, virtuosity and the deep sonority of his 1701 Matteo Goffriller cello, “L’Ambassadeur”.

Capuçon has recently performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. This gave him the opportunity to collaborate with Alain Altinoglu, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Semyon Bychkov, Stéphane Denève, Valery Gergiev, Philippe Jordan, Andris Nelsons and Gianandrea Noseda. This season, Gautier Capuçon is Artist in Residence in Lugano with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.

Over the course of his career, Mr Capuçon has forged many deep and lasting musical friendships. He is invited each season by the greatest orchestras, including the Philharmonic Orchestras of Berlin, Vienna, Los Angeles and New York, as well as the Chicago, San Francisco and London Symphony Orchestras. He works with conductors such as Lionel Bringuier, Myung-Whun Chung, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Paavo Järvi, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Tugan Sokhiev. He also collaborates with many contemporary composers, including Lera Auerbach, Karol Beffa, Esteban Benzecry, Nicola Campogrande, Qigang Chen, Bryce Dessner, Richard Dubugnon, Jérôme Ducros, Henri Dutilleux, Thierry Escaich, Philippe Manoury, Bruno Mantovani, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm, and Jörg Widmann. Current projects include the world premiere of Tabachnik’s Cello Concerto, as well as collaborations with Danny Elfman and Thierry Escaich.

As a chamber musician, he is invited to perform in the world’s most superb venues and at the most renowned festivals with partners such as Nicholas Angelich, Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Lisa Batiashvili, Frank Braley, Renaud Capuçon, Jérôme Ducros, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Menahem Pressler, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Yuja Wang and the Artemis and Ébène Quartets.

Discography: Recording exclusively for Erato (Warner Classics), Mr Capuçon has won multiple awards and boasts an extensive discography. Earlier recordings include Shostakovich with the Mariinsky Orchestra/Valery Gergiev, Saint-Saëns (Concerto N°1 and La Muse et Le Poète) with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France/Lionel Bringuier, Schubert's String Quintet with the Ébène Quartet; and the complete Beethoven sonatas with Frank Braley. His latest releases include the album Intuition (February 2018) recorded with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris/Douglas Boyd and pianist Jérôme Ducros, a live Schumann album with Martha Argerich, Renaud Capuçon, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Bernard Haitink (January 2019), as well as the sonatas of Chopin and Franck with pianist Yuja Wang (December 2019). Since the fall of 2019, he has been presenting “Les Carnets de Gautier Capuçon” on France’s Radio Classique, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. Mr Capuçon also appears onscreen and online in programmes such as The Artist Academy, Prodiges and Now Hear This. In 2013, Deutsche Grammophon also released a live DVD of Mr Capuçon with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Gustavo Dudamel in a performance of Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1. His most recent album was released in November 2020 on Warner Classics: an Emotions recital, composed of transcriptions of works by Debussy, Satie, Elgar, Schubert and Edith Piaf by pianist Jérôme Ducros, with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and Adrien Perruchon.

Born in Chambéry in 1981, Gautier Capuçon began playing the cello at the age of five with Augustin Lefèbvre and studied in Paris with Annie Cochet-Zakine, Philippe Muller, then in Vienna with Heinrich Schiff. He has been awarded several first prizes in international competitions, including the Premier Grand Prix at the Concours International André Navarra in Toulouse.

In January 2021, Mr Capuçon was promoted to the rank of Chevalier in France’s Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur. In January 2022, he established his own foundation to help talented young musicians start their careers, thereby furthering his commitment to young artists.

Anouchka Hack

21 years old

German, lives in Lübeck (Germany)

Anouchka Hack is acclaimed by audience and press for her expressive sound and vast musicality. With her captivating stage presence and her devoted interpretations, she convinces both as a soloist and in a Duo with her sister, pianist Katharina Hack.   

Born 1996 in Antwerp, Anouchka Hack grew up in a family of musicians in Germany. Since her debut as a soloist in 2010, she has been performing with numerous orchestras, including the Dortmunder Philharmoniker, the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock and the Französische Kammerphilharmonie, with a wide range of repertoire reaching from the big solo concertos to double concertos and the triple concerto by Beethoven.


Anouchka Hack has been invited to play in various festivals, such as the Festival van Flandern, the International Music Festival Buxtehude and the Euregio Musikfestival. In 2017, she performed the Schumann concerto at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.


Together with pianist Katharina Hack, she performs at venues such as Beethovenhaus Bonn, Gasteig Munich and Kolosseum Lübeck. The duo has been broadcasted by the German radio stations NDR and WDR. In 2017, they were granted the “Young Artist Award” of the International Music Festival Buxtehude.


At masterclasses with David Geringas, Philippe Muller, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Jens-Peter Maintz and Ivan Monighetti, Anouchka Hack has gained further artistic inspiration and impulses as a cellist. In 2015 she won the furtherance prize in the Possehl competition. She has been given scholarships by the Dörken – Foundation, Richard-Wagner Verband and the Possehl Foundation. Since 2014 she has been studying with Prof. Troels Svane in Lübeck.

Julia Hagen


Aged 20

Austrian, lives in Berlin

Student at the Mozarteum Salzburg in the class of Enrico Bronzi from 2007 to 2011, at the University of Vienna in the class of Reinhard Latzko, then in Heinrich Schiff ‘s class from 2013 to 2015.

At present a student at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, in the class of Jens Peter Maintz

Prizewinner at the Liezen International Cello Competition in 2010 and of the ESTA special prize at the International Johannes Brahms Competition in 2014. Julia’s instrument is by Ruggieri, graciously lent her by a private sponsor.

Charles Hervet


Aged 24

French, lives in London (UK)

Holder of a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Arts from the Royal Academy of Music, London, in the class of David Strange

Member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Participant in the Academy of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO String Experience Scheme) in 2013-2014

Recent noteworthy activities: collaboration with Wolfram Christ, the soloists of the Metropolitan Opera, as well as at the Proms Plus in London, recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 3, in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, with Jan Talich and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, under the baton of Andrew Litton

Aurélien Pascal

20 years old

French, living in Paris

He got a degree of DEM musical studies, of musical culture and of "musique de chambre à l'unanimité" at the conservatory of Paris. He won the first prize of cello at CRR of Rueil Malmaison he studied with Marie-Paule Milone.

He is student at the CNSMDP and attends the Philippe Müller's classe.

2nd prize at the International Paulo competition (Helsinki) in 2013

1st prize at the "Grand Prix Emmanuel Feuermann" (Berlin) with the Public Prize and the Prize for the best interpretation of Toch concerto, in 2014.    

Caroline Sypniewski

24 years old

French, lives in Paris (Fance)

Caroline Sypniewski was born in Toulouse, France, in 1992 and first began studying the cello with Blandine Boyer at that city’s Conservatoire, where she regularly received guidance from Lluis Claret. She then pursued her studies at Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Paris before continuing on to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, studying under Jérôme Pernoo.

She honed her skills with prominent musicians such as Gary Hoffman, Ivan Monighetti, Marc Coppey, François Salque, Wolfgang Boettcher and Colin Carr, taking part in numerous masterclasses and academies, including the Académie de Villecroze, the Cello Masterclasses in Kronberg, Amsterdam’s Cello Biennale, the Académie Internationale de Musique Maurice Ravel and the Carl Flesch Akademie, where Caroline was invited to give a solo performance of Dvorak’s Concerto in B Minor in 2015, then Haydn’s Concerto No. 1 in 2016 with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra.


With a strong penchant for chamber music, she has formed a string trio with her two sisters, Magdalena and Anna. She is also involved in many projects, such as the Seiji Ozawa International Academy for string quartets, the Centre de Musique de Chambre de Paris, and performs recitals or chamber music at numerous festivals, especially in France: Festival de la Vézère, Festival Pablo Casals in Prades, Festival International de Musique de Chambre de Salon-de-Provence, Tons Voisins, Festival Jeunes Talents, Notes d’été in Irancy, and Les Rencontres de Calenzana. She has also made several radio appearances, including the programmes of hosts Gaëlle le Gallic and Arièle Butaux on French classical music station France Musique.

Throughout her career, she has performed under the direction of prestigious conductors, including Tugan Sokhiev, Hebert Bloomstedt, Myung Whun Chung and Philippe Jordan, and garnered great attention at auditions for the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, the Académie de l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France and the Orchestre de Paris.


Caroline was named the ADAMI’s 2017 Révélation Classique, has received a grant from the Fondation Safran, was awarded the Bonnat-Helleu prize, the Grand Prix of the city of Ciboure at the Académie Internationale de Musique Maurice Ravel, and the Ginette Neveu prize at the Carl Flesch Akademie.

Jeein You

Jeeln You was born in South Korea in 2002 and began studying cello at the age of five. When she was seven she joined the Korea National University Of Arts Preschool under her tutor Chung Myung-Wha.

In 2010 she gave her first concert with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. She was then invited to play at the Seoul Spring Festival, and won first prize at the Osaka International Music Festival. The following year, aged nine, she gave her first recital at the Kumho Prodigy Concert. She was invited by the Blue House (South Korea’s presidential office) to play for the King of Malaysia, and was also a guest musician at the Tongyeon Isangyun International Music Festival.

In 2013, You won first prize at the International Dotzauer Competition in Dresden. In the same year, she won second prize at the Oldenburg International Competition in Germany.

The following year, she was awarded first prize at the International Young Musician Competition in Tallinn, Estonia, as well as first prize at the Heran Violoncello Competition in the Czech Republic.

In 2017, You was invited to perform in a series of recitals by young musicians at the Mozart Hall. The following year, she was chosen as one of 12 cellists to play at the 20th anniversary Kumho Prodigy Concert (1998-2018 Here & Now).

At the 2019 Paris Music Competition, You was awarded the Prix d’Honneur and an opportunity to perform in a prestigious Parisian concert hall in 2020.

She has been studying in Paris since 2016. At the age of 14, she entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in Michel Strauss’ class.