Renaud Capuçon + Guillaume Bellom
After the release of the album “Un Violon à Paris” in November 2021, Renaud Capuçon and Guillaume Bellom hit the road to share some tracks from this album in concert, in public, and once again at the Château Comtal!
"After playing every morning for 56 days during confinement with Guillaume Bellom, we recorded this album to thank the public for their loyalty and fervor. This summer, we will carry this program on many French stages to find this public who we missed so much" - Renaud Capuçon.
Born in Chambéry in 1976, Renaud Capuçon studied at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris with Gérard Poulet and Veda Reynolds, then with Thomas Brandis in Berlin and Isaac Stern. In 1998, Claudio Abbado chose him as Konzertmeister of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester which allowed him to perfect his musical education with Pierre Boulez, Seiji Ozawa, Daniel Barenboim and Franz Welser-Moest. In 2000, he was named "Rising Star" and "New Talent of the Year" at the Victoires de la Musique then "Instrumental Soloist of the Year" in 2005. The following year, he won the Georges Enesco Prize awarded by the Sacem.
Renaud Capuçon regularly performs with the most prestigious orchestras: Berlin Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchester de Paris, Orchester della Scala de Milan…
Passionate about chamber music, he collaborates with the greatest and his discography at Erato is immense: with Martha Argerich Trios Haydn/ Mendelssohn / Triple de Beethoven, Berlioz/Saint-Saëns/Milhaud/Ravel with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie/Daniel Harding, L Tree of Dreams/Dutilleux with the Philharmonic of Radio France/M.-W. Chung, Mendelssohn/ Schumann with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra/ Daniel Harding... But also the concertos by Brahms and Berg with the Vienna Philharmonic and Daniel Harding, his first Best of "Violin King" and a recital with Khatia Buniatishvili (Frank/ Grieg/Dvorak), a disc bringing together the Spanish Symphony by Lalo, the first concerto by Bruch and bohemian airs by Sarasate, a disc with contemporary concertos by Rihm/Dusapin/Montovani nominated for the best recording at the Victoires de la Musique 2017 and a disc of Debussy sonatas and trios released in October 2017. In 2011, he was promoted to "Chevalier in the National Order of Merit" then "Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur" in 2016. He is the founder and artistic director of the Festival festival in Aix-en-Provence and the Festival Les Sommets Musicaux in Gstaad, as well as a violin teacher at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Lausanne. In January 2020, he was promoted to the rank of Officer in the National Order of Merit.
In September 2021, Renaud Capuçon makes his debut as conductor and artistic director of the Orchester de Chambre de Lausanne.
Guillaume Bellom has one of the most atypical careers of his generation, studying the violin alongside the piano, from the conservatory of Besançon to the CNSM in Paris. It was in contact with outstanding musical personalities, such as Nicholas Angelich and Hortense Cartier-Bresson, that he fully developed his activity as a pianist.
Finalist and “Modern Times” prize for the best interpretation of the contemporary piece during the Clara Haskil competition in 2015, he reveals himself during this event dedicated to the Romanian pianist, herself a violinist in her spare time. The same year, he won first prize in the international competition of Épinal and became a laureate of the L’Or du Rhin foundation, before winning the Thierry Scherz prize from the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad the following year. The general public discovers him during the Victoires de la Musique 2017, where he is nominated in the category “instrumental soloist revelation”. He has been in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation as an associate artist since 2018.
He has appeared as a soloist with the Orchester National d'Ile de France, the Orchester de Chambre de Lausanne, the Orchester National de Montpellier, the Orchester National de Lorraine, under the direction of Jacques Mercier, Christian Zacharias, Marzena Diakun. He plays regularly in festivals and halls in France but also internationally with artists such as Renaud Capuçon, Paul Meyer, Yan Levionnois, Victor Julien-Laferrière.
His discography includes two albums dedicated to works for four hands by Schubert (rewarded with a “ffff” Télérama) and Mozart, recorded with Ismaël Margain for the Aparté label, a sonata disc with the cellist Yan Levionnois, released in 2017 for Fondamenta (“ffff” Télérama), a solo disc released by Claves the same year, devoted to Schubert, Haydn and Debussy, or a live disc with the Girard quartet devoted to the chamber music of Saint-Saëns for B Records in 2019.
- Renaud Capuçon, violon
- Guillaume Bellom, piano
- César Franck : Sonate pour violon et piano
- Claude Debussy : Suite bergamesque, L.75:III. Clair de lune
- Richard Wagner : Albumblatt, WWV 94
- Frédéric Chopin : Nocturne No.20
- Robert Schumann : Romance
- Erich Wolfgang Korngold : Die tote Stadt, Op.12, Act 1 : Marietta’s lied
- Piotr Illitch Tchaikovski : Iolanta
- Serguei Rachmaninov : Vocalise
- Johannes Brahms : Danses Hongroises - V. : Allegro
- Jules Massenet : Méditation de Thaïs