The star of the cello, Gautier Capuçon renounces the tablets of his tour controversial - The Point

in the Face of the hubbub of the world of classical music, Gautier Capuçon had rétropédaler. The famous French cellist, who had to leave alone with his bow on t

The star of the cello, Gautier Capuçon renounces the tablets of his tour controversial - The Point

in the Face of the hubbub of the world of classical music, Gautier Capuçon had rétropédaler. The famous French cellist, who had to leave alone with his bow on the roads of france in a tour named " summer in France ", announced that he was relinquishing his pills. Many artists have pestered these last few days against the initiative of the Chambery. In the viewfinder : the tariffs considered exorbitant of its benefits imposed at a time when France is teetering economically because of the pandemic of novel coronavirus.

" I understood that the small municipalities had no budget allocated to culture. [...] I know that it is going through a major economic crisis. And I hear the suffering of the cultural environment, devastated by the crisis ", reported the musician to our confreres of Paris, Monday June 8, 2020. Gautier Capuçon, brother of the famous violinist Renaud Capuçon, has, therefore, decided " to provide this tour and to take in charge all costs ". Anything to calm the bronca ? Not so sure.

"We do not live in the same universe"

2 800 euros for municipalities with less than 3 000 inhabitants, 9 800 € for those over 60 000... the price of The service, unveiled in an article of the Letter of the musician has been talking the world of the classic, in which the precarious are legion. "We do not live in the same universe ", confirms in the columns of the Parisian Lisa Magrini, professor of opera singing that is installed in the Var.

If the soprano normal judge Gautier Capuçon is paid, she points out, however, that " for most classical musicians, the fees of 400 euros for a night, this is the end of the world ". "There is very little things with little means. Gautier Capuçon could use its reputation to sponsor other artists, accompanied by local musicians, " adds the violinist Hélène Houzel.

It was not only the paying financial" One summer in France " which has pushed the middle. Some are outraged by the preference for the artist to be accompanied by a piano pre-recorded on the iPad, rather than solicit a pianist cher, and bones. "Artistically, this is outrageous, especially for a musician of his level in the country," bawls an organist. Gautier Capuçon will may be all the world agree thanks to his bow this summer and thus correct the restless ambient.

Updated Date: 09 June 2020, 12:33

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