Amaury Coeytaux

Musician

Associate artist of the Singer-Polignac Foundation

Amaury Coeytaux was born in 1984 and started to study piano when he was four and violin when he was seven at the Conservatory of Bordeaux. Awarded with golden medal in chamber music at the age of twelve, he received a violin golden medal in the following year and some months later he was admitted to the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris where he attended the classes of Jean-Jacques Kantorow.

In 2003, he settled down in New York where he refined his technique for four years with Pinchas Zukerman. During this period, he also received the suggestions of leading musicians such as Zakhar Bron, Bernard Greenhouse and Tibor Varga.

In 2004, Amaury Coeytaux made the first steps of his career at the Stern auditorium of the Carnegie Hall playing the Brahms' Violin Concerto. Following his public success, he was invited to perform on the most prestigious stages: Weill Hall (New York), Kennedy Centre (Washington), Ottawa Centre (Canada), salle Gaveau (France), both in recital and as a soloist, especially with the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Philharmonic orchestra of Kiev and the ORTVE orchestra of Madrid under the conduction of Tugan Sokhiev, Arie Van Beek and Jean-Jacques Kantorow.

In 2006, Amaury Coeytaux won the 1st prize and five special prizes at the famous Lipizer competition organized in Italy. In 2007, he was awarded with the Eisenberg-Fried prize – the most prestigious award of the competition for the best concerto performance at the Manhattan School of Music of New York. Furthermore, he was a laureate of the Banque Populaire-Natexis corporate foundation, ADAMI and Lavoisier program.

He also regularly collaborates with great soloists such as Pinchas Zukerman, Joseph Silverstein, François Salque, Joseph Kalichtein, Michael Tree, Nicholas Angelich.

In 2012, he was appointed violin soloist of the Radio-France philharmonic orchestra under the conduction of Myung-Whung Chung.

Amaury Coeytaux performs on a Guadagnini violin of 1773. He is partnered artist of the Singer-Polignac foundation.

An album dedicated to Mendelssohn and recorded in 2014 in Deauville was released in spring 2015 by B Records.