On January 3, 2022, the cellist Gautier Capuçon launched his own philanthropic foundation. Placed under the aegis of the Fondation de France, the Fondation Gautier Capuçon aims to support talented young artists in the first steps of their career.
“This philanthropic project is close to my heart and extends my long-standing commitment to music education and charitable endeavors.
I know how difficult it is to start a career as a classical musician and the pandemic has only made things worse.
This is why I wanted to go even further in the support and transmission to help young gifted musicians in making their dream come true.”
The Fondation Gautier Capuçon aims to support the musical vocation of exceptional young musicians in France and abroad during their studies and to support them in the first steps of their career.
It promotes excellence in solidarity and benevolence.
These scholarships allow young classical musicians to pursue their studies and improve their skills in France or abroad.
To apply in 2023, you must:
– be a violinist, violist, cellist or pianist
– be a graduate of a regional or national conservatory of music or an equivalent foreign institution
– be between 18 and 25 years old in the year of application
– have a plan to pursue your studies in your specialty
Find all the conditions and terms of application by clicking on this link:
This initiative facilitates access to concert halls and festivals around the world for talented young artists for their own concerts and by allowing them to participate in first acts of experienced musicians’ concerts.
The Foundation has launched, in partnership with Warner Classics, the collection “The Fondation Gautier Capuçon presents”. Each year, one or more laureates have the opportunity to record their first CD under this prestigious label. The recording of a first CD is a significant step in the life of an artist and a significant element of visibility for a young musician.
Pianist Frank Braley and conductor Alain Altinoglu, both long-time supporters of Gautier Capuçon’s work in the field of education and performance, have joined him to form the Foundation’s artistic council.
Gautier Capuçon is one of the most eminent ambassadors of the cello in the 21st century. He performs all over the world with the most renowned instrumentalists and conductors. Awarded numerous prizes, he is hailed for the intense expression of his playing, his flamboyant virtuosity and the deep sound he draws from “L’Ambassadeur”, his sumptuous 1701 Matteo Goffriller cello.
Pianist and professor at the CNSMD in Paris, Frank Braley was from 2014 to 2019 music director of the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia. Winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition, first grand prize and audience prize 1991, his exceptional musical and poetic qualities are regularly highlighted. Invited by major orchestras around the world, he also performs in recital and chamber music with his favorite partners.
Conductor and professor at the CNSMD in Paris, Alain Altinoglu is currently music director of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels and the hr-Sinfonieorchester in Frankfurt. Widely recognized for his extraordinary leadership, inspiring, intense and refined performances, he also conducts, as a guest conductor, the world’s leading orchestras.