Recital Gautier Capuçon

Music 4 April 2022 – 8:30pm

© Anoush Abrar



One of the most eminent cellists of our time, Gautier Capuçon is particularly well-known for his chamber and concerto repertoire, and has performed with some of the world’s most prestigious musicians and orchestras. With this solo cello programme, he returns to the essence of his instrumental practice.

It includes three major works. First of all, Bach’s grandiose and majestic Cello Suite No. 1, best known for its sublime prelude. Then comes Kodály’s free and virtuoso Sonata, expressing the composer’s Gypsy music influences: the cello is played alternately with a cimbalom, harp and bagpipes. Finally, Dutilleux’s Trois Strophes, ordered by Rostropovich for the 70th anniversary of Swiss patron Paul Sacher. They are built on the musical transcription of Sacher’s surname: letters and notes, words and sounds, poetry and music become one...

Gautier Capuçon

Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. Performing internationally with many of the world’s foremost conductors and instrumentalists, he is also founder and leader of the ‘Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle’ at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. A multiple award winner, he is acclaimed for his expressive musicianship, exuberant virtuosity, and for the deep sonority of his 1701 Matteo Goffriller cello.

Gautier Capuçon is an ambassador for the modern cello. Each 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 – a cell masterclass at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Gautier Capuçon is world-renowned for his expressive musicality, virtuoso talent and the deep tone of his Matteo Goffriller “L’Ambassadeur” cello from 1701.

The programme

Jean-Sébastien Bach
Suite pour violoncelle n°1 en sol majeur BWV 1007 (1720)
Henri Dutilleux
Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher (1976)
Zoltán Kodály
Sonate pour violoncelle seul op. 8 (1915)