Artist Bio

Nicolas Dautricourt, violin

Voted ADAMI Classical Discovery of the Year at the Midem in Cannes and awarded the SACEM Georges Enesco Prize, Nicolas Dautricourt is one of the most brilliant and engaging French violinists of his generation. He appears at major international venues, including the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall, Tokyo’s Bunka Kaikan, Salle Pleyel in Paris, and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and appears at many festivals such as Lockenhaus, Menlo, Pärnu, Ravinia, Sintra, and Davos.

He also has performed with the Detroit Symphony, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Quebec Symphony, Sinfonia Varsovia, Mexico Philharmonic, NHK Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, Kanazawa Orchestral Ensemble, Belgrade Radio Orchestra, Kiev Philharmonic, Nice Philharmonic, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Novosibirsk Chamber Orchestra, and European Camerata, under conductors Leonard Slatkin, Paavo Järvi, Tugan Sokhiev, Dennis Russell Davies, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Yuri Bashmet, Michael Francis, François-Xavier Roth, Fabien Gabel, Kazuki Yamada, and Fayçal Karoui.

He appears in such jazz festivals as Jazz à Vienne, Jazz in Marciac, the Südtirol Jazz Festival, Jazz San Javier, the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, and the European Jazz Festival in Athens. An award winner in numerous international violin contests, such as Wieniawski, Lipizer, and Belgrade, he has studied with Philip Hirschhorn, Miriam Fried, and Jean-Jacques Kantorow. An Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, he currently plays a magnificent instrument by Antonio Stradivari, the “Château Fombrauge” (Cremona 1713), on loan from Bernard Magrez.

Nicolas Dautricourt will perform in Concert Program I (July 16) and Concert Program II (July 19 and 20).

2017–2018 Music@Menlo Appearances