The French violinist is to take up the role in September 2021

Renaud Capucon

Renaud Capuçon
Photo: Simon Fowler

The Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne in Switzerland has named Renaud Capuçon as its next artistic director.

The 44-year-old French violinist, who is also artistic director of the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, co-director of the Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival, professor at the Haute école de musique Vaud Valais Fribourg in Switzerland and the Menuhin Academy in Rolle, will take over the role from the conductor Joshua Weilerstein in September 2021.

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Alexandre Curchod, president of the OCL Foundation Board commented ‘Renaud Capuçon is used to conducting excellent violin ensembles. He is an incredible musician…and he already has a number of guest conductor engagements lined up, even before his arrival for the 2021-22 season’.