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Al Bustan Festival 2016
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Edgar Moreau - cello - Edgar Moreau, who was born in Paris in 1994, had his first cello lessons when he was four years old and was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at the age of 13. In addition to his studies with Philippe Muller, he has taken masterclasses with Lynn Harrell, Anner Bylsma, Miklós Perényi, Gary Hoffman and David Geringas, amongst others.
After winning the prize for the Most Promising Contestant at the renowned Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris in 2009 when he was just 15, he went on to win second prize and the prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011. That same year he also won the Maurice Ravel Academy Prize.
Edgar Moreau has appeared in concert as a soloist with various major orchestras such as the Turin Symphony Orchestra, the Russian State Symphony Orchestra, the Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Massy and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra from Venezuela. He has been a guest at numerous festivals such as the Verbier Festival, the Colmar Festival, the Acathes Festival in Metz and the Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron.
Edgar Moreau plays a cello made by David Tecchler that dates from 1711.
State Youth Orchestra of Armenia
Sergey Smbatyan - conductor
Performance will be held in Emile Bustani Auditorium.