Amaury Coeytaux


Associate artist of the Singer-Polignac Foundation

Amaury Coeytaux was born in 1984 and began playing the piano at the age of four, then the violin at the age of seven at the Bordeaux conservatory. Rewarded with a gold medal in chamber music at the age of twelve, he received the following year that of violin and between a few months later at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris in the class of Jean-Jacques Kantorow.

In 2003, he moved to New York where he studied for four years with Pinchas Zukerman. During this period, he will also receive the advice of eminent musicians such as Zakhar Bron, Bernard Greenhouse and Tibor Varga.

In 2004, Amaury Coeytaux made his debut at the Stern auditorium at Carnegie Hall in the Brahms concerto. Since this success, he has been invited to perform on the most prestigious stages: Weill Hall (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington), Ottawa Center (Canada), Salle Gaveau (France), both in recital and soloist, with in particular, the Capitole orchestra of Toulouse, the philharmonic orchestra of Kiev and the ORTVE orchestra of Madrid under the direction of Tugan Sokhiev, Arie Van Beek, Jean-Jacques Kantorow.

In 2006, Amaury Coeytaux won the 1st prize as well as five special prizes during the famous Lipizer competition in Italy. In 2007, he was awarded the Eisenberg-Fried Prize - the highest distinction in the competition for the best performance of a concerto at the Manhattan School of Music of New York. He is also a laureate of the Banque Populaire-Natexis corporate foundation, ADAMI and the Lavoisier program.

He regularly collaborates with great soloists such as Pinchas Zukerman, Joseph Silverstein, François Salque, Joseph Kalichtein, Michael Tree, Nicholas Angelich.

In 2012, he was named solo violin of the Philharmonic orchestra of Radio-France under the direction of Myung-Whung Chung.

Amaury Coeytaux plays a Guadagnini violin from 1773. He is an associate artist of the Singer-Polignac foundation.

A CD devoted to Mendelssohn recorded in Deauville in 2014 for the label B Records was released in spring 2015.


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