August 06, 2024
Gautier Capuçon, Jérôme Ducros
A cello on the sand
A skilful blend of talent, charisma and likeability, Gautier Capuçon's personality immediately attracts attention. He has gradually established himself as one of the leading cellists of his generation. With his partner and wonderful pianist Jérome Ducros, this Plage des Canebiers concert is an event in itself.
Edith Piaf, La Foule
Lehar, L’Heure exquise
Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunte
Debussy, Beau soir
Bizet, Habanera
Fauré, Sicilienne
Offenbach, Barcarolle
Rameau, Danse des Sauvages
Prokofiev, Danse des Chevaliers
Gounod, Juliette
Brahms, Danse Hongroise


Moricone, Chi Mai
Cocciante, Belle
Delerue, Thème de Camille
Aznavour, La Bohème
Kosma, Les feuilles mortes
Yves Montand, Sous Le Ciel De Paris
Brassens, Les Copains d’Abord
Sarde, La chanson d’Hélène
Gainsbourg, La Javanaise
Legrand, Un été 42
Renaud, Mistral gagnant
Lai, Un Homme et une Femme
Joe Dassin, Les Champs-Élysées


Chair - 70€
Cushion - 40€
PMR : Reservations by telephone required

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Gautier Capuçon
Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello. Performing internationally with many of the world’s foremost conductors and instrumentalists, he is also deeply committed to education and support for young musicians from every background. In summer 2020 Capuçon brought music directly into the lives of families across the length and breadth of France during his musical odyssey ‘Un été en France’. The fifth edition of the project, featuring young musicians and dancers, takes place in July 2024. In January 2022 Gautier Capuçon launched his own Foundation to support young and talented musicians at the beginning of their career. Capuçon is also a passionate ambassador for the Orchestre à l'École Association which brings classical music to more than 42,000 school children across France.

A multiple award winner, Capuçon is acclaimed for his expressive musicianship, exuberant virtuosity, and for the deep sonority of his 1701 Matteo Goffriller cello “L’Ambassadeur”. He performs with world leading orchestras each season, working with conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Andrès Orozco-Estrada, Pablo Heras-Casado, Paavo Järvi, Klaus Mäkelä, Andris Nelsons, and Christian Thielemann. Collaborations with contemporary composers include Lera Auerbach, Karol Beffa, Esteban Benzecry, Nicola Campogrande, Qigang Chen, Guillaume Connesson, Bryce Dessner, Richard Dubugnon, Henry Dutilleux, Danny Elfman, Thierry Escaich, Philippe Manoury, Bruno Mantovani, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm and Jörg Widmann.

Highlights of the 2023/24 season include return visits as soloist with Los Angeles Philharmonic/Young, Münchner Philharmoniker/Mehta, Orchestre Nationale de France/Macelaru and Wiener Philharmoniker/Nelsons. He is soloist on tour through Europe with Wiener Symphoniker/Popelka; and he is Artist in Residence with Dresdner Philharmonie and with Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. In October 2023 he re-joins long time musical partners Lisa Batiashvili and Jean-Yves Thibaudet to make a piano trio tour crossing the USA – from Walt Disney Hall, Los Angeles to Carnegie Hall, New York. 2023/24 also sees a European tour with pianist Daniil Trifonov including concerts in Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Dresden and Vienna. Other regular chamber music partners include Frank Braley, Jérôme Ducros, Nikolai Lugansky, Gabriela Montero, as well as Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Renaud Capuçon, Leonidas Kavakos, Andreas Ottensamer, Yuja Wang, the Labèque sisters and the Ébène, Hagen and Modigliani quartets. Capuçon regularly plays at festivals worldwide including Edinburgh, Salzburg, Grafenegg and Verbier. The 2022/23 season saw the debut tour of Capuçon’s cello ensemble created with his former students - Capucelli – performing in prestigious venues across Europe including Paris, Vienna and Geneva.

Recording exclusively for Erato (Warner Classics), Capuçon has won multiple awards and holds an extensive discography featuring major concerto and chamber music literature. His album Destination Paris, released in November 2023, celebrates French music from classical repertoire to film scores. 2020’s Warner Classics album Emotions features music from composers such as Debussy, Schubert and Elgar and has achieved gold status in France.

Further albums exploring short, popular pieces from a range of different genres - including Sensations (released in Autumn 2022) – have generated tens of millions of streams. Highlights of his back catalogue include the complete Beethoven Sonatas with Frank Braley; an album of Schumann works recorded live with Martha Argerich, Renaud Capuçon and Chamber Orchestra of Europe/ Bernard Haitink; Chopin and Franck sonatas with Yuja Wang; and a solo album featuring Bach, Dutilleux and Kodaly to mark his 40th birthday.

Capuçon has also been featured on DVD in live performances with Wiener Philharmoniker/Andris Nelsons (Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No.1) Berliner Philharmoniker/Gustavo Dudamel (Haydn’s Cello Concerto No.1) and with Lisa Batiashvili, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann (Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello).

Born in Chambéry, Capuçon began playing the cello at the age of five. He studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris with Philippe Muller and Annie Cochet-Zakine, and later with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna. Now a household name in his native France, Capuçon appears on screen and online in shows such as Prodiges, Now Hear This, Symphony Pour La Vie, and The Artist Academy, and is a guest presenter on Radio Classique in the show Les Carnets de Gautier Capuçon.
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Jérôme Ducros
Pianist, composer, arranger, Jérôme Ducros is a multi-faced artist, performing in all types of ensembles, and with a wide repertoire ranging from contemporary music to his own work.

A sought-after chamber musician, he is a regular concert and recording partner of Gautier Capuçon, Philippe Jaroussky, Jérôme Pernoo… He performs on the greatest stages, such as Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Berlin Philharmonie, Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Wigmore Hall and Barbican Center in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall, Liceu in Barcelona, Marinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, KKL in Lucerne, Shanghai Concert Hall, Tokyo Opera... He has also collaborated with Augustin Dumay, Michel Portal, Michel Dalberto, Nicholas Angelich, Frank Braley, Antoine Tamestit, Paul Meyer, Gérard Caussé, Adrien La Marca, Tabea Zimmermann, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Henri Demarquette, the Quatuor Ébène and with singers Dawn Upshaw, Diana Damrau, Angelika Kirchslager, Ian Bostridge, Erdmann, Fatma Saïd, Laurent Naouri, Nora Gubisch…

Confidential a few years ago, the music written by Jérôme Ducros gradually became known and recognized by an increasing number of musicians, praticularly since the publication of his Trio for two cellos and piano in 2006 (Billaudot, coll. Gautier Capuçon). Since then, his works have been regularly performed by numerous interpreters. He has also produced a certain number of more theoretical works on musical language and its evolution, notably during a lecture at the Collège de France, given in 2012 at the invitation of Karol Beffa, which sparked a lively debate in artistic circles.

Jérôme Ducros is also the author of a large number of arrangements, for piano, chamber music, or orchestra, which have been commissioned, performed, or recorded by Gautier Capuçon, Philippe Jaroussky, Lucienne Renaudin Vary, the Quatuor Ébène, the Orchestre National de Bretagne, the Orchestre Lamoureux, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, the Orchestre National d’Île de France, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, the Orchestre National de France... His first album of orchestral arrangements (Émotions, with Gautier Capuçon, on Erato Warner Classics) received a Disque d’Or in 2021.

Among Jérôme Ducros's abundant discography, which includes more than twenty albums, we can mention a Schubert recital (Ligia Digital, 2001); Fauré's works for piano and orchestra with the Orchestre de Bretagne, conducted by Moshe Atzmon (Timpani, 2008); "Capriccio," a recital with Renaud Capuçon (Virgin Classics, 2008); "Opium," French melodies, with Philippe Jaroussky, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, and Emmanuel Pahud (Virgin Classics, 2009); Beethoven's works for piano and cello with Jérôme Pernoo (Ligia-Digital, 2009); "Contes," with Renaud Capuçon and Laurence Ferrari (Virgin Classics, 2012); the chamber music of Guillaume Connesson (Coll. Pierre Bergé, 2012 – Reissued Sony, 2017); "En aparté," chamber music works by Jérôme Ducros (Decca, 2013); "Green," French melodies with Philippe Jaroussky and the Ébène quartet (Erato, 2015); "Intuition," pieces for cello and piano with Gautier Capuçon (Erato, 2018); Rachmaninov, Miaskovsky, works for cello and piano with Bruno Philippe (Harmonia Mundi, 2019); "Émotions," with Gautier Capuçon and the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, conducted by Adrien Perruchon (Erato, 2020); "Sensations," with Gautier Capuçon and the Orchestre National de Bretagne, conducted by Johanna Malangré (Erato, 2022). To be released in November 2023: "Destination Paris," with Gautier Capuçon and the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, conducted by Lionel Bringuier (Erato, 2023).

Born in 1974, Jérôme Ducros studied piano with François Thinat, then Gérard Frémy and Cyril Huvé at the CNSM de Paris, and attended masterclasses with Léon Fleisher, Gyorgy Sebök, Davitt Moroney and Christian Zacharias. Winner of the Umberto Micheli International Piano Competition organized by Maurizio Pollini at La Scala in Milan, he has performed in numerous concert halls around the world and as soloist with orchestras such as the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestre National de Lille, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestre Français des Jeunes and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductors such as Alain Altinoglu, Paul Meyer, James Judd, Emmanuel Krivine, Marc Minkowski, Christopher Hogwood…