Edgar Moreau


Photo: Julien Mignot Erato

Photo: Julien Mignot Erato


The cellist Edgar Moreau won First Prize at the 2014 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. In 2011, at the age of 17, he won Second Prize and the Prize for the Best Performance of the Commissioned Work at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, under the chairmanship of Valery Gergiev. At the Rostropovitch Cello Competition in Paris in 2009 he received the Prize for the Most Promising Contestant.

Born in 1994 in Paris, Edgar Moreau began playing the cello at the age of four. From 2008 to 2013 he studied with Philippe Muller at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris and he currently studies with Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy.

He made his orchestral debut at the age of eleven with the Teatro Regio Orchestra in Turin. He has appeared as a soloist with the Musica Viva Orchestra in Russia and in Japan (under the baton of Alexander Rudin), the Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra in Poland (under Krzysztof Penderecki), the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra in Moscow, the Simón Bolívar Orchestra in Caracas, the Mariinsky Orchestra in Toulouse (under the baton of Valery Gergiev), the Orchestre National de France at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse (under Tugan Sokhiev) and the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (under Jean-Claude Casadesus). Moreau is also a committed chamber musician and has worked with Talich, Pražák, Modigliani and Ebène Quartets, Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger and Khatia Buniatishvili.

His first album, “Play”, presented a collection of short virtuosic and lyrical pieces. His second CD “Giovincello” with concertos by Vivaldi, Boccherini and Haydn was released in 2015 on Warner Classics label.

Highlights of the 2015/2016 season included concerto performances with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven Triple Concerto with Renaud Capuçon and Khatia Buniatishvili), the Brussels Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de France as well as appearances in chamber music at the Kölner Philharmonie, at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, Verbier Festival, Saint-Denis Festival, the Fazioli Concert Hall Series in Sacile, in Tokyo, Amsterdam and Geneva.

Edgar Moreau plays a David Tecchler cello, dated 1711.

Nominated as an ECHO Rising Star by the Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris

Performance dates

02.10.2016 – 4 pm
Kölner Philharmonie

30.10.2016 – 11 am
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

19.11.2016 – 5 pm
Müpa Budapest

10.01.2017 – 8 pm
Philharmonie Luxembourg

15.01.2017 – 5 pm
Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris

31.01.2017 – 8 pm
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

02.03.2017 – 7 pm
Bozar Brussels

08.03.2017 – 8:30 pm
Palau de la Música Catalana

22.03.2017 – 8:15 pm
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

28.03.2017 – 7:30 pm
Wiener Konzerthaus

13.05.2017 – 4 pm
Casa da Música Porto

15.05.2017 – 7 pm
Barbican Centre London

22.05.2017 – 6 pm
Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham