Gautier Capuçon

Artist and composer in residence enter into dialogue. In addition Bartók's magnificent "Concerto for Orchestra".


Saturday | 5/11/2024
7:30 pm Start of Concert

The concert introduction in the event hall of the Central Library (1st floor) begins one hour before the concert.
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Floor Plan
59 | 49 | 42 | 36 | 27 | 20 €
29 € for young people
29 € for Dresden-Pass

About the Concert

Steeply uphill and just as steeply downhill again: Béla Bartók's career had begun as a celebrated child prodigy, but when he had to go to America, it ended almost abruptly. He was seriously ill in hospital in New ork in 1943 when he was commissioned to compose a major work for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Perhaps he suspected that it would be his last work. In any case, he devoted all his remaining energy to it, creating a concerto for orchestra as demanding as it was overwhelming. Actually a symphony in five movements, it combines everything for which Bartók is so beloved: rhythm, drive, the most beautiful tone colors and many musical ideas.
Our artist in residence also loves originality and novelty. For this concert, Gautier Capuçon has chosen the Second Cello Concerto by Lera Auerbach. With the title "Notes of a Madman", Auerbach refers to a story by the Russian Nikolai Gogol - as so often with her, an invitation to the audience to be inspired...


Charles E. Ives
"Central Park in the Dark" für Orchester

Lera Auerbach
Cellokonzert "Diary of a Madman"

Béla Bartók
Konzert für Orchester


Lionel Bringuier
Gautier Capuçon
Dresdner Philharmonie


Lionel Bringuier

Just one year after completing his studies in Paris, Nice-born Lionel Bringuier won the Besançon International Conducting Competition. Symphony and chamber orchestras as well as opera houses around the world regularly invite the charismatic Frenchman, and he also works with soloists such as Yuja Wang, Renaud Capuçon and Gautier Capuçon, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Emanuel Ax. He is passionately committed to developing the careers of young conductors and musicians.

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Gautier Capuçon


Gautier Capuçon


As Artist in Residence of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Gautier Capuçon can be heard several times this season as a soloist and chamber musician at the Kulturpalast. The French cello virtuoso, who has become a well-known face in TV and online formats in his home country, performs worldwide with the repertoire for solo cello from the last centuries, but also has a special affinity for contemporary music and acts as a music mediator and promoter of young talent.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

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That is the claim of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra stands for concerts at the highest artistic level, musical education for all ages and looking beyond the musical horizon. Guest performances on almost every continent and collaborations with guests from all over the world have established the reputation of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in the international classical music world.  

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