June 22, 2017

Renaud Capuçon's 'The Violin King' album achieves Gold Disc status in France

The violin virtuoso par excellence celebrates 50,000 copies of his album 'Le Violon Roi' sold in his native France.

Acclaimed violinist Renaud Capuçon has another string to add to his bow with his album Le Violon Roi reaching Gold Disc status in his native France.

Celebratory cigar in hand, he collected the framed, golden album from Warner Classics' Paris office this week. 

"I am thrilled to receive my first Gold Disc," he enthused. "I have been working hand in hand with Alain Lanceron and the Warner Classics teams for almost 20 years and I am proud to be part of the Erato and Warner Classics family. I'm delighted that we have many more exciting projects to come!"

As the collection demonstrates, hardly any violinist of the young generation has mastered such a diverse repertoire as Renaud Capuçon. The set showcases his vast discography from concertos to chamber music to encores - a glorious violin festival.

Le violon Roi is also a document of musical encounters that have had an impact on Capuçon's career - first of all those with his brother, the equally gifted cellist Gautier Capuçon, but also with pianists like Martha Argerich, Frank Braley and Nicholas Angelich.