Nicolas Dautricourt


Nicolas Dautricourt Photo credit: Bernard Martinez

Voted ADAMI Classical Discovery of the Year at Midem in Cannes and awarded the Sacem Georges Enesco Prize, Nicolas Dautricourt is one of the most brilliant and engaging French violinists of his generation. In the 2017-18 season he returns to the Capitole de Toulouse Orchestra; makes his performance debuts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Liège Philharmonic, and Helsingborg Symphony; and starts the second part of his solo violin project, Bach & Beyond, at the National Recital Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. He appears at major international venues, including the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall, Tokyo’s Bunka Kaikan, Salle Pleyel in Paris, and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and appears at many festivals such as Lockenhaus, Music@Menlo, Pärnu, Ravinia, Sintra, and Davos. He also has performed with the Detroit Symphony, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Toulouse, Quebec Symphony, Sinfonia Varsovia, Mexico Philharmonic, NHK Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, and the Kanazawa Orchestral Ensemble, under conductors Leonard Slatkin, Paavo Järvi, Tugan Sokhiev, Dennis Russell Davies, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Yuri Bashmet, Michael Francis, François-Xavier Roth, Fabien Gabel, and Kazuki Yamada. He appears in such jazz festivals as Jazz à Vienne, Jazz in Marciac, Sud-Tyroler Jazz Festival, Jazz San Javier, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, and the European Jazz Festival in Athens. Award winner in numerous international violin contests, such as Wieniawski, Lipizer, and Belgrade, he has studied with Philip Hirschhorn, Miriam Fried, and Jean-Jacques Kantorow. A former member of CMS Two, he plays a magnificent instrument by Antonio Stradivari, the "Château Fombrauge" (Cremona 1713), on loan from Bernard Magrez.