French cellist EDGAR MOREAU won First Prize in the 2014 Young Concert Artists 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. In 2013, he was named New Talent of the Year at the Victoires de la Musique in France, and this year, he was named Solo Instrumentalist of the Year.
Born in 1994 in Paris, Edgar Moreau began playing the cello at the age of four and the piano at six. He studied with Philippe Muller at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, and currently works with Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy. His first CD, Play, a collection of short pieces, is available on Warner Classics label. He plays a David Tecchler cello, dated 1711.