[Update 11/13: Due to a medical emergency, Gautier Capuçon had to cancel some of the shows. Please double check the program with the SF Symphony]
Gautier Capuçon makes his SF Symphony debut tomorrow. The French cellist will dazzle in Schumann's cello concerto, under the direction of famed Russian conductor Semyon Bychkov (the program also includes a curtain opener by Dutilleux, and Sibelius 5th symphony). It's his third time in San Francisco, but his first time with the SFS orchestra, or without his brother and chamber music partner, the violinist Renaud Capuçon.
We caught up with him on the phone shortly after he checked in his hotel room, and he sounded refreshed and excited with an easy-going charm, despite the long plane ride from Paris. It's easier to travel when you're only 28yo. Gautier plays a 1701 Goffriller cello. You'll find below his answers to his question, in our translation from the French.