Amaury Coeytaux


Associate artist of the Fondation Singer-Polignac

Amaury Coeytaux was born in 1984 and began playing the piano at the age of four and the violin at the age of seven at the Bordeaux Conservatory. Awarded a gold medal in chamber music at the age of twelve, he received the violin medal the following year and entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris a few months later 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 also received advice from eminent musicians such as Zakhar Bron, Bernard Greenhouse and Tibor Varga.

In 2004, Amaury Coeytaux made his debut at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium in 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 as a soloist, with, among others, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra and the ORTVE Orchestra of Madrid under the direction of Tugan Sokhiev, Arie Van Beek, Jean-Jacques Kantorow.

In 2006, Amaury Coeytaux won the first prize and five special prizes at 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, the 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 appointed concertmaster of the Radio-France Philharmonic Orchestra 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 disc devoted to Mendelssohn recorded in 2014 in Deauville for the B Records label was released in spring 2015.


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