Renaud Capuçon will take you on a Journey of Romantic Impressions

NCPA May/15/2023
As an important guest of the NCPA May Festival 2023, Renaud Capuçon will appear at the NCPA and join hands with the pianist Guillaume Bellom to present three profound French works to demonstrate French romantic melody on May 21st.


The concert will begin with Debussy’s masterpiece Violin Sonata in G minor, which he composed in his last days as his only violin piece. Reflecting on warm and leisurely memories of his life, the work was composed in 1917 and premiered in Paris in May of that year by Debussy in cooperation with Poulet for his wife Enma.

The Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, a masterpiece that took the longest time to polish in Ravel’s life, was composed in 1923-1927. In those days, the composer was keenly interested in American jazz, so that he suffused this work with harmony between jazz and classical under the influence of jazz and blues.

Violin Sonata in A major, composed in 1886, was a gift for Franck’s friend Ysaye. The piece was presented to Belgian violinist Ysaye for his wedding anniversary and was premiered by Ysaye and Lady Pena in the same year. It’s the only violin sonata composed by Franck and is also one of the most famous violin sonatas in the world. This work has both late Romantic and early Impressionist characteristics.

In March 2014, Capuçon made his debut at the NCPA

In the New Year of 2014, Capuçon, aged 39, played the Russian composer Glazunov’s Violin Concerto in collaboration with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under the conductor Ivan Fischer’s baton. It was the first time for Capuçon to make his first appearance at the NCPA.

In 2016, Capuçon appeared at the NCPA with the L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

In April 2016, Capuçon came to China with his younger brother. As they gathered together in Beijing, the elder brother worked with the conductor Osmo Vänskä and L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in interpreting Ravel’s Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra. The two brothers brought different musical experiences to the audience.

In 2017, Capuçon delivered a violin recital at the NCPA

A year later in the summer of 2017, Renaud Capuçon returned to the NCPA with three sonatas different in style, composed by Beethoven, Ravel and Franck. In the autumn of 2018, Capuçon worked with the Camerata Salzburg in performing two concertos by Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major and Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, presenting a wonderful “night of classical” to the audience in Beijing. In June 2019, he performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under Lahav Shani’s baton, leading the audience to endless aftertastes in “Russian Fantasy”.

We are looking forward to Renaud Capuçon’s sixth time at the NCPA Concert Hall and his great music charm.
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