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Pietrasanta in Concert, Renaud Capuçon inaugurates the 16th edition
The famous French violinist will share the stage with Oleg Kaskiv and the Soloists of the Menhuin Academy
Organized by: Musica Viva Association

Musica Viva Association Presents

"Pietrasanta in Concert 2022 - XVI edition"
Sara Renaud Capuçon, legend of the violin, to kick off the July 22nd (9.30 pm) to Pietrasanta Festival in Concert 2022. On the stage set up between the marble columns of Cloister of Sant'Agostino together with the French violinist they will go up Oleg Kaskiv and ai Soloists of the Menhuin Academy.

One of the most famous compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach, the Concerto for two violins in D minor BWV 1043, virtuosic pieces for violin and orchestra of Fritz Kreisler, and the version for String Orchestra de "Death and the Maiden" from Franz Schubert.

The international festival Pietrasanta in Concert, conceived and directed by Michael Guttman, this year reaches its 16th edition, dedicated to the violin. Ten concerts are scheduled until July 31st, with renowned musicians from Maxim Vengerov to Salvatore Accardo.

Renaud Capuçon (Chambéry, 1976), one of the major violinists on the international scene, has firmly established himself as a soloist and chamber musician. He is known and loved for his sound intensity and virtuosity and collaborates with the most important orchestras, artists, concert halls and festivals in the world.

He performs with prestigious orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Boston Symphony, the European Chamber Orchestra, the La Scala Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), the New York Philharmonic, the Vienna (VPO), the Orchester de Paris, the National Orchestra of France, and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. He collaborates with numerous conductors, including Barenboim, Byčkov, Dénève, Dohnányi, Dudamel, Eschenbach, Gergiev, Haitink, Harding, Long Yu, Paavo Järvi, Nelsons, Nézet-Seguin, Roth, Shani, Ticciati, and van Zweden. His dedication to chamber music has earned him collaborations with Argerich, Angelich, Barenboim, Bašmet, Bronfman, Buniatishvili, Grimaud, Hagen, Ma, Pires, Trifonov, Yo-Yo Ma and Yuja Wang, as well as with his brother cellist Gautier Capuçon , and has led him to perform at festivals in Berlin, Lucerne, Verbier, Aix-en-Provence, Roque d'Anthéron, San Sebastián, Stresa, Salzburg, Edinburgh International, and Tanglewood, among others.

Renaud Capuçon has been artistic director of two festivals, the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, since 2016, and the Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival, which he founded in 2013. Since the 2021/22 season he has been artistic director of the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne, and also holds the same position at the Menhuin International Academy.

The Ukrainian violinist Oleg Kaskiv he is a soloist and principal professor of violin at the Menhuin International Academy. As a soloist, Oleg Kaskiv regularly performs with great success in his native country with the National Symphony of Ukraine, the Odessa Philharmonic and the Lviv Philharmonic, as well as, all over the world, with the Camerata Lysy, the Camerata de Lausanne , the Symphonisches Orchester of Zurich, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Symphony Orchestra of Montréal, and the Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden.

Pietrasanta in Concert, Renaud Capuçon inaugurates the 16th edition

Interpreters

Renaud Capuçon, violin
Soloists of the Menuhin Academy  
Oleg Kaskiv, violin

Program

Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for two violins in D minor BWV 1043

Fritz Kreisler
Pieces for violin and orchestra

Franz Schubert
"Death and the Maiden", version for string orchestra.

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