Cello blow: Gautier Capucon is out for two months

June 21, 2018 by norman lebrecht


Statement from the elegant French cellist:

Due to a shoulder injury and following my doctor’s advice, I have had to make the very difficult decision to take some time off from concert touring from now until mid-August to rest my shoulder.

I am very sad not to be able to perform the next planned concerts but I should be back soon.

The Israel Phiharmonic has replaced him in four concerts this week with the young Kian Soltani.

Gautier will also miss a two-week residency in Verbier.

Comments (7)

  1. John Borstlap says:

    The headline made me imagine something quite different – a fight whereby the instrument was handled as a weapon.

      1. Sue says:

        Oh, a John Cage composition.

        1. John Borstlap says:


      2. M2N2K says:

        No, this headline seems to suggest exactly the opposite – a cello attacking and maiming the cellist.
        Seriously though, Gautier Capuçon is a fine musician and I hope that he recovers fully and soon.

        1. barry guerrero says:

          You mean like this, only with a cello instead of a tea pot? . . . (go to the five minute mark)

    1. Ben G. says:

      This is the most impressive of all Cello related deaths (also a great series!):

      Start at 0:45

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