Cellist Gautier Capuçon performs Massenet's Meditation from Thaïs with Orchestre National de France conducted Daniele Gatti at the Eiffel Tower in Paris in July 2015.

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Capuçon is interviewed about his Classe d’Excellence in The Strad’s February 2016 issue – download now through The Strad App or on desktop computer.