The 22 year old French cellist Edgar Moreau comes to Music Mondays as the happy result of a collaboration among SILL, The Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota and Young Concert Artists in New York City. This rising star won First Prize in the 2014 prestigious YCA International Auditions after capturing, at the age of 17, Second Prize and the Prize for the Best Performance of the Commissioned Work at the 2011 Tchaikovsky competition under the chairmanship of Valery Gergiev.
He’s already performed at more than a dozen major concert halls from the Barbican and Concertgebouw to the Musikverein. And, at YCA, he was awarded six concert prizes, including the Florence Gould Foundation Fellowship.
He’s been the soloist with many important orchestras including L’orchestra Philharmonique de Radio-France (Myung-Whun Chung, conductor), the Mariinsky Orchestra in Toulouse - under Valery Gergiev - and the St Petersburg (Russia) Philharmonic.
Edgar Moreau began playing the cello at the age of four and the piano at six. He plays a David Teacher cello, dated 1711.