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Edgar Moreau

Born in 1994, Edgar Moreau is a Prizewinner at the 2009 Rostropovich competition, 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition and winner of the 2014 Young Concert Artist Award. He took up his studies with Philippe Muller at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and 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, Myung-Whun Chung, Tugan Sokhiev, Marin Alsop, Manfred Honeck, Lahav Shani, Elim Chan, Mikko Franck, Jakub Hrusa, Michael Schonwandt, Alain Altinoglu, Pablo-Heras Casado, Susanna Mälkki, Joseph Swensen, Vasily Petrenko, Jukka- Pekka Saraste, Aziz Shokhakimov, Lionel Bringuier, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Nathalie Stutzmann...

Edgar performs with world-renowned orchestras, such as London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symhpony, Montreal Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Roma Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Munich Philharmonic, Hamburg Symphony, Luzern Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Brussels Philharmonic, Antwerpen Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony, Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic, Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, KBS Symphony.

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 Raphaëlle and brothers David and Jérémie.

An Erato exclusive artist, Edgar released his debut album “Play” in 2014, with pianist Pierre-Yves Hodique, “Giovincello”,with Il Pomo d'Oro and Riccardo Minasi (ECHO Classic Award, 2016), Debussy's sonatas and trios, a duo album with David Kadouch, Gulda and Offenbach concertos with Les Forces Majeures and Raphaël Merlin, a family album featuring works of Korngold and Dvorak (A Family Affair, Erato), Transmission, an album celebrating Jewish heritage and musical tradition through works by Bruch, Bloch, Korngold and Ravel.

Latest release : Dutilleux and Weinberg cello concertos, with Andris Poga and WDR Köln Sinfonie (Warner Classics, September 2023).

Edgar was awarded two 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.

Edgar Moreau plays on a David Tecchler cello from 1711. His bow was made by Dominique Peccate.

From September 2023, Edgar has been appointed Cello Professor at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur.

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