Edgar Moreau

Cellist (Paris, 1994)

Born in a family of musicians, Edgar Moreau started to play the piano when he was four, but also the cello with Carlos Beyris and later Xavier Gagnepain. Afterwards, he perfected his playing with Philippe Muller at the Paris Conservatoire. He gave his first concerts when he was eleven with the Teatro Regio Orchestra of Turin, the Opéra de Massy, de Douai, the Musica Viva Orchestra, the Svetlanov Symphonic Orchestra of Russia and the Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra under the conducting of Krzysztof Penderecki. Edgar Moreau takes master classes with the greatest contemporary cellists , such as Mario Brunello, Miklos Perényi, Gary Hoffman, Frans Helmerson, et David Geringas

Between 2011 and 2013, Edgar Moreau was invited to play at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, and later with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and the Simon Bolivar Orchestra. He was also a guest at the festival of Warsaw, Deauville, of Radio France, of Montpellier, Saint-Denis, of the Orangerie de Sceaux, of the Flâneries de Reims, of the Folle Journée de Nantes and in Japan. Edgar Moreau especially likes chamber music and practices it besides Svetlin Roussev, Michel Lethiec, and Gérard Caussé, but also with the Quartets Talich and Prazak. In 2013 he performed alongside Frank Braley and Renaud Capuçon at the Festival de Pâques d’Aix-en-Provence.

In 2013, he was signed on the label Erato and released the following year his first album Play: a collection of virtuoso and lyrical pieces and transcriptions.

Six landmark dates in the life of Edgar Moreau
2009: won the prize of young soloist at the Rostropovich competition
2010: won the prize of the Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt (piano)
2011: won three rewards the same year: second prize of the Tchaikovsky competition, prize of the best interpretation of a contemporary piece and laureate of the Fondation Banque Populaire
2013: signed an exclusive contract with Erato
2013: nominated "instrumental soloist revelation of the year" at the Victoires de la musique classique
2014: released his first album "Play"  

Radio France musical documentation biography, October 2014)