Awarded the Sacem Georges Enesco Prize and voted ADAMI Classical Discovery of the Year at Midem in Cannes, Nicolas Dautricourt is one of the most brilliant and engaging French violinists of his generation.
In the 2019-20 season, he will be performing at the Besançon International Music Festival, as well as at the Eurogress Aachen. Highlights of his previous seasons include touring with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, as well as with Orchestre Francais de Jeunes. He also made appearances with Orchestre Normandie, Orchestre national d'Île-de-France with Fabien Gabel, Orchestre Regional Avignon Provence with David Niemann, Niederrheinische Sinfoniker, Wermland Opera Orchestra with Johannes Gustavsson. During the 2017-18 season he returned to the Capitole de Toulouse Orchestra; made his performance debuts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Liège Philharmonic, and Helsingborg Symphony; and started the second part of his solo violin project, Bach & Beyond, at the National Recital Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. He appeared at major international venues, including the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall, Tokyo’s Bunka Kaikan, Salle Pleyel in Paris, and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and appeared at many festivals such as Lockenhaus, Music@Menlo, Valetta International Baroque Festival, Le Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, and Le Nohant Festival Chopin.
He also has performed with the Detroit Symphony, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Toulouse, Quebec Symphony, Sinfonia Varsovia, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, Mexico Philharmonic, NHK Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, and the Kanazawa Orchestral Ensemble, under conductors Leonard Slatkin, Paavo Järvi, Tugan Sokhiev, Dennis Russell Davies, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Yuri Bashmet, Michael Francis, François-Xavier Roth, Fabien Gabel, and Kazuki Yamada. He has appeared in jazz festivals such as Jazz à Vienne, Jazz in Marciac, Sud-Tyroler Jazz Festival, Jazz San Javier, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, the European Jazz Festival in Athens, and has also won awards in various international violin contests, such as Wieniawski, Lipizer, and Belgrade.
Dautricourt has studied with Philip Hirschhorn, Miriam Fried, and Jean-Jacques Kantorow. A member of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and a former member of CMS Two, he plays a magnificent instrument by Antonio Stradivari, the "Château Fombrauge" (Cremona 1713), on loan from Bernard Magrez.