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Hailed by The Strad as an “exceptionally sensitive and poetic” musician, French violinist Amaury Coeytaux has won universal praise for his profound interpretations of artistic grace and sensibility. Established as a soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster, Mr. Coeytaux has conquered a unique niche as one of the most multi-talented and versatile artists across the globe.
Winner of the 2006 Rodolfo Lipizer Competition in Italy, Mr. Coeytaux soared to international acclaim after clinching the coveted First Prize as well as 6 special prizes for his outstanding performances. Throughout his career, he has established an impressive record of competition awards, including the 2007-2008 Eisenberg-Fried Prize, the 2002 Musee Bonnat Prize, and top prizes at the 2004 Julius
Stulberg International String Competition, the 2004 Rosalind & Joseph Stone Berg Philharmonic Competition, the 2004 Waldo Mayo Violin Competition, and the 1997 Royaume de la Musique Competition. Mr. Coeytaux has been awarded prestigious scholarships from the Banque Populaire-Natexis program, the ADAMI Foundation, and the Manhattan School of Music. He is currently an Associated Artist with the Singer-Polignac Foundation.
In 2004, Mr. Coeytaux made his Carnegie Hall debut playing the Brahms Violin Concerto under the direction of David Gilbert in Stern Auditorium. Since then, he has performed extensively around the world as a concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Highlights of the 2015-2016 season include the Beethoven concerto with the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozart Concerto no. 5 with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Paganini Concerto no. 2 with the Orchestre de Picardie, and chamber music concerts at Wigmore Hall, the Montpellier Festival, and the Radio France Auditorium. Mr. Coeytaux is regularly invited to perform at international chamber festivals, appearing alongside artistes such as Nicholas Angelich, Joseph Kalischtein, Marielle Nordmann, Joseph Silverstein, Pinchas Zukerman, Michael Tree.
Following the successful release of the world premiere of Pierre Wissmer’s Violin Concerto with the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr. Coeytaux’s latest recording project, Eugène Ysaÿe: Neiges d’Antan with Jean-Jacques Kantorow and the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, has received enthusiastic reviews and praise from music critics for Gramophone, MusicWeb International, OpusKlassiek, De Volkskrant etc. The disc was awarded perfect ratings on Diapason, Classica, and Klassiek Centraal, and has been selected as a feature recording on multiple radio and internet platforms worldwide.
Alongside his career as a soloist, Mr. Coeytaux held the concertmaster chair of the Orchestre d’Auvergne from 2008 to 2012, and directed the orchestra’s chamber music season between 2010 and 2012. In 2012, Mr. Coeytaux was appointed concertmaster of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. The dual roles as concertmaster and soloist has led Mr. Coeytaux to direct many concerts from the chair, and he continues to merge conducting and performing in his current engagements.
Amaury Coeytaux made his mark as a child prodigy under the tutelage of Micheline Lefebvre, giving his first public performance at the age of 9 and playing Eugène Ysaÿe’s Ballade no. 3 live on Radio France at age 11. After graduating from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris with the highest honors, he went on to pursue graduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music as a full-scholarship recipient, where he was awarded a Masters degree in 2005 and the Artist Diploma in 2008. His principal teachers include Micheline Lefebvre, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Patinka Kopec, and Pinchas Zukerman.
In 2017, Amaury Coeytaux joins the Modigliani Quartet in their established career on the international stage.
Amaury Coeytaux performs on a 1773 Guadagnini violin.