Hailed as one of the most gifted and promising musicians of his generation, French violinist Amaury Coeytaux has captured the hearts of audiences around the globe with his musical sensitivity and impeccable technique.
Winner of the 2006 Rodolfo Lipizer Competition in Italy, Mr. Coeytaux soared to international acclaim after clinching the coveted First Prize as well as 6 other special prizes for his outstanding performances. Prior to this, he had also won first prizes at the 2007-2008 Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition, the 2004 Julius Stulberg International String Competition, the 2004 Rosalind & Joseph Stone Berg Philharmonic Competition, the 2004 Waldo Mayo Violin Competition, the 1997 Royaume de la Musique Competition and the Musee Bonnat Prize for the best chamber music performance at the Maurice Ravel Academy in 2002.
Already showing precocious talent as a child, Amaury Coeytaux made his first public appearance with an orchestra at age 9 and at age 11, he was featured live on Radio France playing the 3rd Ballade by Eugène Ysaÿe.
In 2004, Mr. Coeytaux made his Carnegie Hall debut playing the Brahms Violin Concerto under the direction of David Gilbert in Stern Auditorium. Following his public success, he has been invited to perform extensively around the world, giving concerts in France, Spain, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, the United States, the Dominican Republic, South Korea and Japan. Recent engagements include concerto appearances with the philharmonic orchestras of Rome, Ukraine and Romania, and the “Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse”, full-length recitals in Weill Hall (Carnegie Hall, New York) and Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), and performances at the Salle Gaveau (Paris), the CBC Radio of Ottawa and France’s leading TV station, TF1.
Highly-regarded just as equally as a chamber musician, Mr. Coeytaux has participated in several prestigious chamber festivals such as the Santa Fe Chamber Festival, Festival de Deauville and Festival de Cordes-sur-ciel. His dedicated interest in this field has led to significant collaborations with many prominent artistes including Joseph Silverstein, Pinchas Zukerman, Joseph Kalischtein, Michael Tree, Marielle Nordman and most french soloists.
Amaury Coeytaux began studying the violin at a young age and entered the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris at age 13. After graduating with top honors, he continued further studies at the Manhattan School of Music, where he obtained a Masters degree and Artist Diploma. His principal teachers have included Micheline Lefebvre, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman.
Since September 2008, Amaury Coeytaux has been appointed concertmaster and chief soloist of the Orchestre d’Auvergne.