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Nicolas Dautricourt


Voted "ADAMI Classical Discovery of the Year", violinist Nicolas Dautricourt has won the Natexis Foundation Award and prizes in the Henryk Wieniawski Competition (Poznan, Poland), Belgrade (Serbia), Rodolfo Lipizer (Gorizia, Italy), and Gian-Battista Viotti (Vercelli, Italy) international violin competitions. He has performed at major concert halls in France as well as at Wigmore Hall in London and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow.

Mr. Dautricourt has appeared at world-renowned music festivals such as Ravinia (USA), Sintra (Portugal), and Telc (Czech Republic). He has performed as a soloist with Orchestre National de France, the Mexico Philharmonic, the Belgrade Radio Orchestra, the Kiev Philharmonic, Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, the Baltic Chamber Orchestra, the European Camerata, the Chamber Orchestra of La Scala de Milan, and the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra. He has worked under conductors including Yuri Bashmet, Eiwin Gullberg Jensen, Dennis Russell Davies, Mishiyoshi Inoue, Fabien Gabel, Faycal Karoui, Vahan Mardirossian, Stanislas Lefort, Mark Foster, and Arie Van Beek. 

From the age of sixteen Nicolas Dautricourt studied violin and chamber music at the Paris Conservatoire with Jean-Jacques Kantorow and Jean Mouillère, respectively. He received a premier prix in each of those disciplines, the latter with the Kinsky String Quartet. He went on to follow the advanced course (violin), while studying composition with Isabelle Duha at the Conservatoire of Issy-les-Moulineaux, where he was awarded another premier prix. He has also studied with prestigious masters such as Philipp Hirschhorn, Tibor Varga, Miriam Fried, Pamela Frank, Gérard Poulet and Hermann Krebbers, and has taken part in masterclasses given by the Borodin and Hagen Quartets.
Nicolas Dautricourt