What Renaud Capucon will bring to Abu Dhabi Classics
Head to Abu Dhabi this weekend and your ears will thank you.
The eighth season of Abu Dhabi Classics is kicking off with an auditory treat on October 12. World-renowned violinist Renaud Capucon — who’s gone from prodigy performer to veteran — is joining the Austrian chamber orchestra Camerata Salzburg for a melody-filled evening. Ahead of the show at Emirates Palace, Capucon talked about what the audience can expect from the concert, dealing with jet-lag and why sometimes gloves are his best friend.
What can the audience expect from your show?
Well I hope the audience will love the music of Mozart, [I] will play some of the most famous pieces for violin orchestras for Mozart concertos with Camerata Salzburg.
What drew you to the violin?
I began playing the violin when I was four years old [in 1976], and I straightaway loved the sound… Since then, I never stopped loving music.
What is your favourite piece of music? What songs are you listening to now?
My favorite pieces of music are so many because I am deeply into music, but I would say Bach, Brahms, Beethoven and Schubert.
How do you deal with jet-lag? Do you have a special remedy?
Well about jet-lag, my recipe is to sleep, wherever and whenever.
You’ve been playing for a long time — do you have a special skincare regimen for your hands?
I have nothing special to take care of my hands, I’m just careful of course. And if it’s winter, I put some gloves. And before concerts, I am very careful with the fact that I need to nourish my body.
What’s next for you?
I have a special concert very soon in Olympia in Paris which is a very famous hall. Well, I am going to play all music of my last CD, Cinema, and it’s a challenge for me.
Dont’ miss it!
Tickets to Camerata Salzburg with Renaud Capucon on October 12 at Emirates Palace start at Dh195.