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    Session Report: Right place, right time


    For Renaud Capuçon, recording Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra and Simon Rattle was a dream come true – and one that he couldn’t allow to be derailed by Covid-19’s lockdown restrictions, as he tells Charlotte Gardner

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    Renaud Capuçon: Life Lessons


    The French soloist talks to Tom Stewart about developing perspective, what teaching has taught him and how he learns from his own students

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    Renaud Capuçon: Bach


    Beautifully balanced modern-instrument interpretations

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    Renaud Capucon plays Hungarian Dance No. 5


    Renaud Capuçon performs Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5 in this live recording with the Orchestre National de France, conducted by Dominingo Hindoyan.

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    Renaud Capuçon battles to take 1737 'Del Gesù' aboard budget flight


    Following cancellation of Spanish concert due to floods, the violinist faced a protracted dispute regarding taking the multi-million-dollar instrument aboard

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    Renaud Capuçon, Leila Josefowicz and Carolin Widmann on 21st-century concertos


    The combination of violin and orchestra has in recent years inspired a proliferation of diverse new works. Here three top soloists discuss giving their premieres

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    Renaud Capuçon performs Debussy's Clair de Lune with Lahav Shani


    As an encore to the concert on 18 May 2018, Renaud Capuçon performs a transcription for violin and piano of Debussy’s Clair de Lune. The video is courtesy of France Musique, which has a new English language website at

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    Renaud Capuçon, LSO: Bartók Violin Concertos


    Velvet-toned performances touched with psychedelic colour

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    Debussy: Sonatas and Trio


    Renaud Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, Edgar Moreau and friends collaborate on anniversary tribute

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    Renaud Capuçon: the mentee becomes the mentor


    This has been a year of achievements for Renaud Capuçon – from celebrating the fifth anniversary of his Aix Easter Festival to winning an ECHO Klassik award – yet the French violinist is happiest when mentoring the next generation of talented musicians, finds Charlotte Gardner

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    Violinist Renaud Capuçon performs solo Bach


    French violinist Renaud Capuçon performs the Allemande from Bach's Second Partita for solo violin in D minor BWV 1004 in a performance recorded in October 2016 for Le Temps. Watch: Renaud Capuçon rehearses Beethoven’s Violin Concerto 2017 Watch: Renaud Capuçon performs Korngold’s Violin Concerto

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    Renaud Capuçon performs Korngold's Violin Concerto


    Renaud Capuçon performs Korngold's Violin Concerto with the German Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken-Kaiserslautern conducted by Christoph Poppen in 2008.   Watch: Renaud Capuçon rehearses Beethoven’s Violin Concerto 2017 Watch: Capuçon brothers – violinist Renaud and cellist Gautier – perform together at the BBC Proms  

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    Renaud Capuçon rehearses Beethoven's Violin Concerto 2017


    Violinist Renaud Capuçon rehearses Beethoven's Violin Concerto with Orchestre de Paris conducted by Daniel Harding for performances which took place on 25 and 26 January 2017 at the Paris Philharmonie. Watch: Renaud Capuçon plays the Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ ‘Panette’ violin, 1737 Watch: Capuçon brothers – violinist Renaud ...

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    Violinist Renaud Capuçon named artistic director of Swiss festival


    The French artist heads the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad from its 2016 edition

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    Violinist Renaud Capuçon performs in the Paris Metro


    Two years after Joshua Bell posed as an incognito busker in Washington DC's Metro, violinist Renaud Capuçon took to the Paris Metro to try the same trick. The film, made by Simon Lelouch, shows the interest, or lack thereof, demonstrated by the busy travellers as Capuçon performs ...

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    Renaud Capuçon

    French violinist Renaud Capuçon began his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at the age of fourteen, before moving to Berlin to study with Thomas Brandis and Isaac Stern. In 1997, he was invited by Claudio Abbado to become concertmaster of the Gustav ...