Music all the time
with young French cellist
Music & Vision readers may remember me eulogising about a
performance of Kodály's Sonata for Solo Cello at the 2000 Berlin
Festival. The artist -- one of three cellists in one concert, and standing
in at short notice for Heinrich Schiff -- was Gautier Capuçon, born
20 years ago in Southern France, and now living in Paris.
I caught up with him six months later when he played at London's Wallace
Collection, the first of a series of Sunday morning concerts at the celebrated
art gallery devoted to promoting further interest in the outstanding contingent
of young international talent. Gautier gave me his promotional CD that includes
a performance of the Rachmaninov Sonata with his regular partner Jérôme
Ducros. We talked briefly, but he had a train to catch.
Imagine my delight when I was told he was going to replace another 2001
Spoleto Festival artist who had injured his shoulder. As partner to pianist
Jean-Yves Thibaudet in the Rachmaninov, and as chamber music colleague to
other young musicians, his wonderful playing would make a firm impression
on members of the audience.
Copyright © 18 April 2002
Bill Newman, Edgware, UK
BILL NEWMAN AT THE 2001 SPOLETO FESTIVAL
BILL NEWMAN AT THE 2000 BERLIN FESTIVAL
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