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. Solo Cello Concerto
    Bach&Friends
    Master-Class de violoncelle du conservatoire de La Rochelle
    La Rochelle, France
  2. Solo Cello Concerto
    Bach, Cassado, Ligeti, Sollima
    Eglise Sainte Cécile d'Acquigny, France
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  3. Duo pour violoncelles d’Offenbach
    With Alexandre Lacour, Cello
    Eglise St Martin de Chevreuse, France
  4. Concert consacré aux musiques de Youli Galperine
    With Sergeï Nakariakov, Trumpet,
    Paméla Hurtado, Piano,
    Alexandre Brussilovsky, Violin
    Cathédrale Sainte Trinité, 1 quai Branly, 75017 Paris, France
  5. JS Bach All cello Suite
    Église Saint-Éphrem-le-Syriaque, Paris, France
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  6. JS Bach All cello Suite
    Église Saint-Éphrem-le-Syriaque, Paris, France
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  7. Festival Musique à La Ferme
    Schubert Trio
    With Elsa Grether, Violin,
    Paméla Hurtado, Piano
    Lançon de Provence, France
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  8. Elgar cello concerto
    Rehearsal behind closed doors,
    With the Oise Philharmonic Orchestra,
    Thierry Pellicant, Conductor
  9. Festival « Alfredo de St Malo »
    Master-Class & Concert
    With Paméla Hurtado, Piano
    Panama
    More Information
  10. Festival « Alfredo de St Malo »
    Cello/Piano Recital
    With Ricardo Noriega, Piano
    Panama National Library at 3.00 pm
    More Information
  11. Fado for Cello and Piano
    With Paméla Hurtado, Piano
    Salle Colonne, Paris, France
    More Information
  12. Festival Nancyphonie
    Dvorak Concerto
    With the Lorraine Orchestra
    Nancy, France
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  13. Festival Rencontres Musicales de Saint Ulrich
    Dvorak Concerto
    With the Lorraine Orchestra
    Sarrebourg, France
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  14. Opus 74
    Master-class
    Flaine, France
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  15. JS Bach All cello Suite
    Église Saint-Éphrem-le-Syriaque, Paris, France
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  16. JS Bach All cello Suite
    Église Saint-Éphrem-le-Syriaque, Paris, France
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  17. JS Bach All cello Suite
    Église Saint-Éphrem-le-Syriaque, Paris, France
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  18. Gyzi/Megaron Festival
    With Magda Nikolaïdou, Piano
    Santorini, Greece
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  19. Chamber Music concert
    With Elsa Grether, Violin,
    Hamburg, Germany
  20. Chamber Music concert
    With Lana Trotovsek, Violin,
    Slovenia
  21. 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
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  22. Récital violoncelle/Piano Carmen
    With Magda Nikolaidou, Piano,
    Auditorium du conservatoire d'Athènes, Grèce
  23. Jacques Offenbach Concerto
    With the « Philharmonies des deux Mondes » Orchestra,
    Philippe Hui, Conductor
    St Nazaire, France
  24. Master-Class & Concert
    Concerto Vivaldi violoncelle en Re Majeur
    Jenkins, Brahms, Elizondo,etc...
    Fondation Funsicopa
    Institut français du Panama
    Casco, Panama City, Panama
  25. Master-Class & Concert
    Duo Violon/Violoncelle
    La Rochelle, France
  26. Concert tour
    Richard Strauss, Don Quixote
    With the Filharmonica Slaska,
    the Picardie Symphonic Orchestra,
    Arie van Beek, Conductor,
    Léa Hennino, Viola
    Katowice, Poland
  27. Concert tour
    Richard Strauss, Don Quixote
    With the Filharmonica Slaska,
    the Picardie Symphonic Orchestra,
    Arie van Beek, Conductor,
    Léa Hennino, Viola
    Amiens, France
  28. Concert tour
    Richard Strauss, Don Quixote
    With the Filharmonica Slaska,
    the Picardie Symphonic Orchestra,
    Arie van Beek, Conductor,
    Léa Hennino, Viola
    Soissons, France
  29. Jacques Offenbach Concerto
    With the « Philharmonies des deux Mondes » Orchestra,
    Philippe Hui, Conductor
    St Nazaire, France
  30. Master-Class & concert
    Duo Violon/Violoncelle
    Panama City, Panama
  31. Concert violoncelle Solo
    Eglise d'Albert, Hauts-de-France, France
  32. Concerto de Jacques Offenbach/Tchaikovsky
    Festival de Redon
    With the Orchestre de Bretagne,
    Redon, France
  33. Duo violoncelles
    Eglise d'Acquigny, France
  34. One Man Cello
    Palais des Congrès, Lyon, France
  35. Coming Soon...

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