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Edgar Moreau

2013 – 2015 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
studying with Frans Helmerson
funded by the Annika und Wolfgang Fink scholarship

 

2010 Cello Masterclasses, participant

2012 Chamber Music Connects the Wolrd, Junior

2012 Cello Masterclasses, concert

Edgar Moreau

cello

Prizewinner at the Rostropovich competition, Tchaikovsky competition and winner of the Young Concert Artist 2014, Edgar Moreau, born in 1994, began playing the cello at the age of four. He took up his studies with Philippe Muller at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and later continued at the Kronberg Academy under the guidance of Frans Helmerson. At the age of 11 he made his debut with the Teatro Regio Orchestra in Torino, playing Dvorak’s cello concerto.

Edgar regularly performs in the most prestigious halls, including New York Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein  and Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Los Angeles Hollywood Ball, Paris Philharmonie and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Geneva Victoria Hall, Barcelona Palau de la Musica Catalana, Scala de Milano, La Fenice Venezia, Wigmore Hall.  

He is frequently invited in numerous festivals, such as Verbier, Salzburg, Gstaad, Montreux, Hamburg, Edinburgh, Saint-Denis, Menton, Colmar, Lugano, Hamburg Martha Argerich Festival. He collaborates with internationally acclaimed conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Francois-Xavier Roth, Tugan Sokhiev, Manfred Honeck, Lahav Shani, Mikko Franck, Jakub Hrusa, Alain Altinoglu, Pablo-Heras Casado, Susanna Mälkki Vasily Petrenko, Jukka- Pekka Saraste, Lionel Bringuier.

He performs with world-renowned orchestras, such as Roma Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Luzern Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic, Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan.

Being particularly passionate about chamber music, he collaborates with artists such as Martha Argerich, Yo-Yo Ma, Renaud Capuçon, Khatia Buniatishvili, Daniil Trifonov, Nicholas Angelich, Andras Schiff, Emmanuel Pahud, Sergey Babayan, Lisa Batiashvili, Julian Rachlin, Alexey Volodin, Bertrand Chamayou and David Kadouch among others, as well as his sister and brothers Raphaëlle David, Jérémie.

An Erato exclusive artist, Edgar released his debut album “Play” in 2014, together with pianist PierreYves Hodique. His next album “Giovincello”, features baroque concertos with the ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro and Riccardo Minasi (ECHO Classic Award, 2016). He has also released Debussy's sonatas and trios, a duo album with David Kadouch with works by Franck, Poulenc, Strohl and De la Tombelle. His latest release is Gulda and Offenbach concertos with Les Forces Majeures and Raphaël Merlin.

He was awarded at the Victoires de la Musique Classique ("French Grammy") in 2013 and 2015. He was named ECHO Rising Star in 2017.

Edgar is a laureate of the Fondation Banque Populaire, Young Soloist Award from French Public Radio Stations 2013, Safran Corporate Foundation and is Adami Révélation Classique 2012. He plays on a David Tecchler cello from 1711. His bow was made by Dominique Peccatte.

Last updated: June 2020