Auditorium

La Classe d'Excellence de violoncelle de Gautier Capuçon, 2018. © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Raphaël Martiq


Concert de Yuja Wang et du Mahler Chamber Orchestra, 2017. © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Gaël Cornier


Concert de Chick Corea, 2018. © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Ludovic Carème


Vladimir Spivakov et l'Orchestre des Virtuoses de Moscou, 2016. © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Gaël Cornier


Concert consacré à l'oeuvre de Steve Reich, 2017. © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Farida

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Récital d'Alexander Malofeev, 2019. © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Gaël Cornier


The Auditorium is dedicated to celebrating the arts, and brings together musicians and artists of all disciplines. This breathtaking space, like the prow of Frank Gehry’s “ship”, is flooded with light and offers expansive views of the surroundings, engaging in constant dialogue with the cascade of water and the “Grotto” to create a unique and inspiring concert hall. With a capacity ranging from 320 to 1,000 spectators depending on the configuration, the Auditorium offers visitors a truly special experience thanks to its exceptional acoustics and innovative equipment.

In order to reflect the diversity and vitality of the world of music, the Fondation hosts a programme of classical, jazz and contemporary concerts in the Auditorium. Since its inaugural recital on 24 October 2014 given by Lang Lang, the Auditorium has welcomed many distinguished international artists including Tedi Papavrami, Yuja Wang, Vladimir Spivakov, Steve Reich, Chick Corea and Matthias Pintscher.
The Fondation also supports educational activities and emerging artists. It holds events to showcase promising new performers, with its recital series New-Generation Piano and its Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle masterclasses led by Gautier Capuçon. Every year, it also hosts a session by the Seiji Ozawa Academy.

The Auditorium is the setting for many cultural activities such as conferences, workshops and concerts.
In addition to its role as a performance venue, the Auditorium also serves as a museum space that allows the public to admire Gehry’s architecture and the site-specific works by Ellsworth Kelly.

Discover the exciting programme of events at the Auditorium of the Fondation Louis Vuitton! 

Applications for the 2019-2020 edition of the Classe d'Excellence de Violoncelle de Gautier Capuçon are now open.

 

Apply here until 27 September 2019 at 6 p.m. (french time).

The commissions take many different forms. Displayed in different areas of the building, inside and outside, they reflect the artists’ responses to the architecture of Frank Gehry.

Spectrum VIII, Ellsworth Kelly (2014)

Especially designed for the Auditorium of the Fondation, "Spectrum VIII" is the result of an artistic research on the color and acoustics of this place.

Colored panels, Ellsworth Kelly (2014)

Designed for the Auditorium, "Colored Panels" consists of six monochrome panels of different sizes that combine a strong visual impact with an acoustic quality in keeping with the purpose of this space at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

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Alexandre Kantorow

The precocity and maturity of this artist never fail to astound. Alexandre Kantorow brings Bartók to join his favourite composer, Brahms, both fervent defenders of traditional Hungarian music.

Monday 23 September 2019
8.30 p.m.
Auditorium
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Martin James Bartlett New generation - Piano

Named BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2014, Martin James Bartlett has a flawless technique, plays with elegance and maturity. At 23 years old, the English pianist opens the new season of New Generation - Piano series at the Fondation. 

Friday 25 October 2019
8.30 p.m.
Auditorium
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Ivan Bessonov Piano nouvelle génération

Ivan Bessonov is an essential link in the glorious, long-lived tradition of Slavic piano. At the tender age of 16, he won the prestigious classic Eurovision Young Musicians competition. Mr Bessonov, a student at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, is rekindling the flame of Russian pianists.

Friday 22 November 2019
8.30 p.m.
Auditorium