Top violinist tours cathedrals to raise Notre Dame funds

Top violinist tours cathedrals to raise Notre Dame funds


norman lebrecht

April 17, 2019

The leading French violinist Renaud Capucon tells us that he has quickly put together a tour of seven French cathedrals in the coming weeks to raise funds for the reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris.

Je donnerai une série de concerts dans des Cathédrales Française au profit de Notre-Dame dans les semaines à venir.

Dates and venues to follow.

His brother Gautier played yesterday outside Notre Dame.


  • CJ says:

    Bravo Renaud!

    And his brother Gautier Capuçon played the cello (Fauré) in front of Notre-Dame on the early morning after the fire, with the firemen still inside (see YouTube).

    • Steven Hill says:

      A fine gesture by Gautier Capuçon, but the lugubrious tempo reminds me of the recording made by Barbra Streisland. Fauré marked the tempo “Andantino”. I’ll now have to listen to Dame Janet singing it at the correct speed.

  • Myrtar says:

    Such a PR move … play in front of the cathedral and make sure the cameras see you act out. Bravo. Bravo.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    I would encourage musicians and others to raise funds for the other great gothic cathedrals in France which are in various states of disrepair. Let some good come from the catastrophe of Notre Dame!

  • Greg Bottini says:

    The Capucon brothers are two of the finest musicians I have ever had the honor and good fortune to hear in person.
    Their heartfelt gestures are touching and welcome.
    Bravo, Capucons !