Nicolas Dautricourt

Voted ADAMI Classical Discovery of the Year at the Midem in Cannes, Sacem Georges Enesco Prize, Nicolas Dautricourt is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant and engaging French violinists of his generation.

Invited to join the prestigious Chamber Music Society Two of Lincoln Center in New York, he appears at major venues around the world (Washington Kennedy Center , New York Alice Tully Hall, London Wigmore Hall, Moscow Tchaikovsky Hall, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Boston Gardner Museum, Teatro Nacional de Belm, Copenhagen Concert Hall, Ongakudo Hall Kanazawa, Nagoya Shirakawa Hall, Sendai city Hall… ), in France (Salle Pleyel, Thtre des Champs-lyses, Cit de la Musique, Metz Arsenal, Muse dOrsay, Opra du Rhin, Grand Thtre de Provence, etc.), and he is invited to many artistic events, including La Chaise-Dieu, La Roque dAntheron, Printemps des Arts (Monaco), La Cte St Andr, Festival de lOrangerie (Sceaux), Festival Chopin at Bagatelle (Paris), Parc Floral (Vincennes), Folles Journes de Nantes, Rencontres Musicales de La Baule, Flneries musicales de Reims, Deauville Easter Festival, Les Arcs, Prigord Noir, Auvers-sur-Oise, Musique lEmpri.

 

He also takes part in festivals abroad, such as Bucharest (Roumania), Lockenhaus (Austria), Music@Menlo (Usa), Ravinia (Usa), Himeji/Le Pont Festival (Japon), Sintra (Portugal), Davos (Switzerland), and has performed as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, l’Orchestre National de France, Qubec Symphony, Sinfonia Varsovia, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Kiev Philharmonic, Mexico Philharmonic, Belgrad Philharmonic, NHK Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, Scala di Milano Ensemble, Yokohama Sinfonietta, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, European Camerata, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Orchestre de Picardie, Orchestre de Cannes, Orchestre de l’Opra de Rouen, Orchestre de l’Opra de St-Etienne, Orchestre de l’Opra de Toulon, Sendai Strings Ensemble, Novossibirsk Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc, Baltic Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, Orchestre d’Auvergne, Orchestre Symphonique de Caen, Orchestre Pasdeloup, Orchestre Franais des Jeunes, under conductors Leonard Slatkin, Paavo Jrvi, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Fabien Gabel, Tugan Sokhiev, Michael Francis, Kazuki Yamada, Dennis Russell Davis, Yuri Bashmet, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Mishiyoshi Inoue, Jacques Mercier, Faycal Karoui, Vahan Mardirossian, Stanislas Lefort, Mark Foster, Arie Van Beek and others.

 

Nicolas Dautricourt, who is appreciated for his sensitivity and passionate manner , is particularly fond of chamber music, which he plays alongside many inspiring artists, and keenly interested in jazz, he works regularly with top players such as Jean-Marie Ecay, Nelson Veras, Jean-Philippe Viret, Jean-Marc Jafet, Antoine Herv, Dominique Fillon, Pascal Schumacher, as well as the accordionist Richard Galliano as a member of the Tangaria Quartet the Piazzolla Forever project, in such festivals as Jazz Vienne, Marciac, Sud-Tyroler Jazz Festival, San Javier, Copenhagen, Athens…

Finalist and prize-winner of numerous international violin competitions, such as the Henryk Wieniawski Competition in Poznan, the Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Belgrade, the Rodolfo Lipizer in Gorizia and the Gian-Battista Viotti in Vercelli Competitions, he has studied with Philip Hirschhorn, Miriam Fried, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Grard Poulet and Jean Mouillre among others, and became in 2007 artistic director of Les Moments Musicaux de Gerberoy.

Nicolas Dautricourt plays a magnificent instrument by Antonio Stradivarius (Cremona, 1713), the ”Chteau Fombrauge”, on a generous loan from Bernard Magrez.