Edgar Moreau cello
Sunwook Kim piano
For his first recital at the Théâtre, duetting with pianist Sunwook Kim, the incredible French cellist fearlessly spans the centuries.
Edgar Moreau © Julien Mignot - Sunwook Kim © Hajin Ahn
Bach Suite for cello solo No. 1 BWV 1007
Schumann Nachtstücke op. 23
Chopin Sonata for cello and piano
Prokofiev Sonate for cello and piano
“He chases awards like a butterfly on the wing”. This is a poetic description of the career of the young cello prodigy Edgar Moreau. At the age of 15, he won the young soloist prize at the Rostropovich competition. At 17, he was awarded the second prize in the prestigious Tchaikovsky competition and then two successive Victoires de la Musique awards (Breakthrough Artist followed by Instrumental Soloist). His youthful physique, piercing eyes and jet-black hair give him a cherubic air, but do not be deceived, beneath his lively, youthful appearance there is already an impressive maturity which allows him to tackle a broad repertoire in concerts and chamber music, where he demonstrates a powerful warm tone, and full, fluid phrasing executed with a very confident bow. The French cello school is clearly bursting with fine gems at the moment.