Amaury Coeytaux returns to Norwich


Amazing french violinist and leader of the Paris-based Modigliani String Quartet

Amaury Coeytaux hailed as one of the most gifted and promising musicians of his generation, has captured the hearts of audiences around the globe with his musical sensitivity and impeccable technique.

Winner of the 2006 Rodolfo Lipizer Competition in Italy, the French violinist Amaury Coeytaux came to international acclaim after clinching the coveted first prize as well as six other special prizes for his outstanding performances. Prior to this, he had also won first prizes at the 2007–2008 Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition, the 2004 Julius Stulberg International String Competition, the 2004 Rosalind & Joseph Stone Berg Philharmonic Competition, the 2004 Waldo Mayo Violin Competition, the 1997 Royaume de la Musique Competition and the Musée Bonnat Prize for the best chamber music performance at the Maurice Ravel Academy in 2002.

In 2004 he made his Carnegie Hall début playing the Brahms Violin Concerto under the direction of David Gilbert in the Stern Auditorium. Following his public success, he has performed extensively around the world. Amaury Coeytaux was born in 1984 and began studying the piano at the age of four and the violin when he was seven. At the age of eleven he was featured live on Radio France playing the third sonata, Ballade, by Eugène Ysaÿe. He entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris when he was thirteen. After graduating with top honours, he continued further studies at the Manhattan School of Music, where he obtained a master’s degree and artist diploma.

His principal teachers have included Micheline Lefèbvre, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman. Since September 2008 Amaury Coeytaux has been concertmaster and chief soloist of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under the direction of Myung-Whung Chung. He plays a 1773 Guadagnini violin.

In October 2016, the acclaimed Paris-based Modigliani String Quartet appointed Amaury Coeytaux as its new first violinist from 2017.

On Saturday 3rd March 2018 Amaury will be performing the Beethoven Violin concerto with the Academy of St Thomas in St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich.

A performance not to be missed…