Biography

Sebastien Hurtaud ranks among the world’s best cellists of his generation and can be heard in a classical, romantic and modern repertoire on many international concert stages. Strad Magazine describes the soloist as a "cellist to follow with great creativity, elegance and imagination[...]". Recent and upcoming highlights include performances as a soloist with the Orchestra National Orchestra of Lorraine, the Picardie Orchestra, the National Orchestra of New Zealand, the MAF Festival, The "Philharmonic Society of La Rochelle", the Vexin Festival, Offenbach Festival in Etretat, the Laon festival, the Oise Philharmonic Orchestra, the Silesia Orchestra, The Bratislava Radio Orchestra, the Alfredo St Malo festival in Panama, the Santorini Gyzi Megaron festival to name a few.

The concert cellist won first prize awarded of the « Adam international cello competition in 2009 in New-Zealand, Hurtaud is also laureate of the Naumburg Foundation and Aldo Parisot international cello competition in USA and south Korea.

Known as a committed chamber musician, he collaborates with distinguished musicians such Bruno Canino, Chee-Yun Kim, Charles Wadsworth, Paméla Hurtado, Pieter-Jelle Deboer, Amanda Favier, Alexis Galperine, Varèse Quartet, Jérémie Honnoré, Elsa Grether, etc…

The concert cellist is also passionate about developing the repertoire of his instrument, world premiering some new cello concerto and sonata. Recently Hurtaud created the Gareth Farr « Concerto Chemin des Dames » in Wellington with NZSO, the Lucas Debargue Cello sonata in Moscow at Dom-Musiki, « Pas de deux » composed by Youli Galperine in Paris at Salle Colonne.

The American Fanfare disc magazine is recognizing him « […] close to the Soul of Rostropovich and the Feuerman Virtuosity […] » in his first disc dedicated to Paul Hindemith recorded with pianist Paméla Hurtado.

Concerto Repertoire

  • Bocherini: concerto in F, A, B
  • Bloch: Shelomo
  • Bruch: Kol Nidrei
  • Beethoven: Triplet concerto
  • Bernstein: Three meditations
  • Brahms: double concerto
  • Britten: Sinfonia concertante
  • Dvorak: Concerto, Rondo, Waldesruhe
  • Dutilleux: "Tout un Monde Lointain"
  • Farr Requiem Cello Concerto
  • Elgar: concerto
  • Gulda: concerto
  • Haydn: in D and C Major
  • Honegger: concerto
  • Hindemith: second cello Concerto
  • Kabalevsky: concerto
  • Korngold: concerto
  • Khatchaturian: concerto
  • Lalo: concerto
  • Proko ev: sinfonia concertante, concertino
  • Penderecky: Concerto grosso
  • Roussel concertino
  • Saint-Saëns: concerto
  • Schostakovich: concerto 1, 2
  • Schumann: concerto
  • Tchaïkovsky: Variation Rococo, Nocturno
  • Vivaldi: double concerto, concerto C Minor
  • Vincent d’Indy: Elegy for cello and orchestra
  • Walton: cello concerto

Discography

Hindemith: Music for Cello

La Rose de Jéricho (Live at Salle Cortot, Paris)

Naxos December 2013 New Release Sampler

News

  1. WW1 Commemoration Concert
    E. Elgar "Cello Concerto" & Gareth Farr "Concerto Chemin des Dames"
    With "Garde Républicaine" Symphonic Orchestra,
    Colonel Boulanger, Conductor,
    Daniel Linton, Conductor,
    Cathédrale des Invalides, Paris, France
    More Information
  2. Hommage à Daria Hovora
    Quintette de Brahms
    With Adam Laloum,
    Gerard Caussé
    Conservatoire National supérieur de Musique, Paris, France
  3. Radio - Le Grand Atelier de Vincent Josse
    Interview et duo pour violoncelle et piano de la pièce « l’Aube de l’Espérance » de Jose Elizondo
    With Paméla Hurtado, Piano,
  4. Séance d’enregistrement
    Pièce Latines pour violoncelle et piano
    With Paméla Hurtado, Piano
    Studio 7ème ciel, Paris, France
  5. Enregistrement Vidéo du projet « Mémoire de Paix »
    Alexis Pautler, Director
    With Paméla Hurtado, Piano
    Australian Embassy, Paris, France
  6. Jacques Offenbach Concerto
    With the « Philharmonies des deux Mondes » Orchestra,
    Philippe Hui, Conductor
    Théâtre Jean-Bart, St Nazaire, France
  7. Concert
    Funsicopa orchestre de chambre
    Oeuvre de Boccherini, Servais, Schubert, Elizondo, Igert
    Victor Mata, Conductor
    Musée du Canal du Panama, Panama City, Panama
  8. Master-Class & Concert
    Panama City, Panama
  9. Master-Class
    Cello and Chamber Music
    Conservatoire de musique, La Rochelle, France
  10. Private Concert
    Cello and Chamber Music
    Institut Culturel Mexicain, Roma, Italy
  11. Concert tour
    Richard Strauss, Don Quixote
    With the Filharmonica Slaska,
    the Picardie Symphonic Orchestra,
    Arie van Beek, Conductor,
    Léa Hennino, Viola
    Katowice, Poland
  12. Concert tour
    Richard Strauss, Don Quixote
    With the Filharmonica Slaska,
    the Picardie Symphonic Orchestra,
    Arie van Beek, Conductor,
    Léa Hennino, Viola
    Amiens, France
  13. Concert tour
    Richard Strauss, Don Quixote
    With the Filharmonica Slaska,
    the Picardie Symphonic Orchestra,
    Arie van Beek, Conductor,
    Léa Hennino, Viola
    Soissons, France
  14. Jacques Offenbach Concerto
    With the « Philharmonies des deux Mondes » Orchestra,
    Philippe Hui, Conductor
    Eglise de Trescalan, St Nazaire, France
  15. Jacques Offenbach Concerto
    With the « Philharmonies des deux Mondes » Orchestra,
    Philippe Hui, Conductor
    Théâtre des Petits Moulins, St Nazaire, France
  16. Jacques Offenbach Concerto
    With the « Philharmonies des deux Mondes » Orchestra,
    Philippe Hui, Conductor
    Eglise St Guénolé, St Nazaire, France
  17. Les rencontres Musicales de Saint Ulrich
    Trio de Rachmaninoff n°2
    Trio Archiduc de Beethoven
    With Lana Trovtosek, Violon,
    Paméla Hurtado, Piano
    Sarrebourg, France
  18. Concertos Record
    Concertos pour violoncelle de Sir Edward Elgar et Gareth Farr
    With Orchestre National de Nouvelle Zélande,
    Benjamen Northey, Conductor
    Label Rubicon classic
    Wellington, New Zealand
  19. Concert violoncelle Solo
    Organisé par le Lion’s Club d’Albert
    Eglise d'Albert, Hauts-de-France, France
  20. Cello/piano Recital
    Conservatoire Supérieur National d’Athènes, Greece
  21. Concerto de Jacques Offenbach/Tchaikovsky
    Festival de Redon
    With the Orchestre de Bretagne,
    Grant Llewellyn, Conductor
    Redon, France
  22. Duo violoncelles
    With Alexandre Lacour, Cello
    Eglise Ste Cécile d'Acquigny, France
  23. Récital Violoncelle/Piano
    With Paméla Hurtado, Piano
    Australian Embassy, Paris, France
  24. Opus 74
    Master-class & Concerts
    Flaine, France
    More Information
  25. OffenBach Concerto
    France
  26. Rencontre Musicale d’Enghiens
    With Olivier Roberti,
    Liana Gourdjia
    Enghiens, Belgium
  27. One Man Cello
    Palais des Congrès, Lyon, France
  28. Coming Soon...

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