‘This symphony is the apotheosis of dance itself: it is dance in its highest essence,
the most blissful feat of physical movement, embodied as it were ideally in notes.’
Richard Wagner wrote in Das Kunstwerk der Zukunft
(The Artwork of the future – Leipzig: 1850):
Spring is a much anticipated season; it is associated with gentleness and renewal. The magnificent live concert of New Era Orchestra with French star Soloist Gautier Capuçon would bring to all of us hope of renewal of cultural life after all the challenges of the last year. The trademark expressivity and vibrancy of the New Era Orchestra and impeccable taste and Romantic ardor of French cello genius will bring the audience that spring evening to the intense and passionate musical world of Viennese classics – Ludwig van Beethoven and Joseph Haydn.
This concert will be performed in a recently reconstructed Big Hall of Kharkiv Philharmonic and it will become one of the most outstanding cultural events of the local cultural landscape not only for recent years, but for all the years of Independence of Ukraine.
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 “L’Ambassadeur”.
«That Capuçon is among the greatest of cellists was announced by the passionate projection of his amazing sound from the start. Capuçon is an exceptional chamber musician too, so it was hardly surprising to find him fine-tuned to his orchestral colleagues»
– The Arts Desk, February 2018
In the 20/21 season Capuçon appears with the Philharmonic orchestras of Czech Republic/Semyon Bychkov and Munich/Valery Gergiev; the symphony orchestras of Chicago/Osmo Vänskä and other significant orchestras and conductors from all over the world.
Recording exclusively for Erato (Warner Classics), Capuçon has won multiple awards and holds an extensive discography. His latest album Emotions was recorded with Jérôme Ducros and Orchestre de Chambre de Paris/Adrien Perruchon and is released in November 2020.
Born in Chambéry, Capuçon began playing the cello at the age of five. He studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris with Philippe Muller and Annie Cochet-Zakine, and later with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna. Now, he performs with world leading orchestras, works with conductors such as Lionel Bringuier, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Andris Nelsons and Yannick Nézet-Séguin; and collaborates with contemporary composers including Lera Auerbach, Karol Beffa, Esteban Benzecry, Nicola Campogrande, Qigang Chen, Bryce Dessner, Jérôme Ducros, Henry Dutilleux, Thierry Escaich, Philippe Manoury, Bruno Mantovani, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm, and Jörg Widmann.
In 2013, the Deutsche Gramophone released a CD of Gautier Capuçon performing Haydn’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No.1 The audience of KharkivMusicFest-2021 will enjoy this same masterpiece at our concert on March 25.