Violinist Renaud Capuçon Joins RNCM

French violinist Renaud Capuçon joined the RNCM in September as an International Chair in violin.

Born in Chambéry in 1976, Renaud studied at both the Paris Conservatoire and the Berlin Academy of Arts, where his teachers were Thomas Brandis and Isaac Stern. Since then he has gained an international reputation as one of the most eminent violinists of his generation, both as an educator and performer.

Talking of the appointment cellist Chris Hoyle, the RNCM’s new Head of the School of Strings, said: ‘It’s fantastic for the RNCM, and the School of Strings, that we are able to welcome Renaud as a new International Chair. I was very happy to follow up requests from our violin students that we might involve Renaud at the RNCM.  He is one of the world’s most inspiring violinists, and I believe that our aspiring students will learn a tremendous amount from him.’

Renaud’s yearlong tenure with the College means that RNCM violinists will benefit from the experience of two world-class International Chairs, the other being Israeli violinist Yair Kless.

14 October 2013

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