Voted «ADAMI Classical Discovery of the Year» at the Midem in Cannes, Sacem «Georges Enesco» Prize, Nicolas Dautricourt is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant and engaging French violinists of his generation.
Invited in 2012 to join the prestigious Chamber Music Society Two of Lincoln Center in New York, he appears at major venues around the world (Washington Kennedy Center , New York Alice Tully Hall, London Wigmore Hall, Moscow Tchaikovsky Hall, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Boston Gardner Museum, Teatro Nacional de Belém, Copenhagen Concert Hall, Ongakudo Hall Kanazawa, Nagoya Shirakawa Hall, Sendai city Hall… ), in France (Salle Pleyel, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Cité de la Musique, Metz Arsenal, Musée d’Orsay, Opéra du Rhin, Grand Théâtre de Provence, etc.), and he is invited to many artistic events, including La Chaise-Dieu, La Roque d’Antheron, Printemps des Arts (Monaco), Festival de l’Orangerie (Sceaux), Parc Floral (Vincennes), Folles Journées de Nantes, Rencontres Musicales de La Baule, Flâneries musicales de Reims, Deauville Easter Festival, Les Arcs, Périgord Noir, Auvers-sur-Oise, Musique à l’Empéri. He also takes part in festivals abroad, such as Lockenhaus (Austria), Ravinia (Usa), Sintra (Portugal), Davos (Switzerland), and has performed as a soloist with the Orchestre National de France, Sinfonia Varsovia, Quebec Symphony, Mexico Philharmonic, NHK Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, Belgrade Radio Orchestra, Kiev Philharmonic, Nice Philharmonic orchestra, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, Orchestre d’Auvergne, Orchestre Français des Jeunes, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Toulon, Baltic Chamber Orchestra, Novossibirsk Chamber Orchestra, European Camerata, the chamber orchestra of La Scala de Milan, the Yokohama Sinfonietta, the Kanazawa Orchestral Ensemble, the Sendai Strings Ensemble, Caen Symphony orchestra, Orchestre Pasdeloup, under conductors Yuri Bashmet, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Dennis Russell Davies, Fabien Gabel, Michael Francis, Mishiyoshi Inoue, Kazuki Yamada, Jacques Mercier, Faycal Karoui, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Vahan Mardirossian, Stanislas Lefort, Mark Foster, Arie Van Beek and others.
Nicolas Dautricourt, who is appreciated for his « sensitivity and passionate manner », is particularly fond of chamber music, which he plays with Yuri Bashmet, Léon Fleisher, Augustin Dumay, Gérard Caussé, Michel Dalberto, Gary Hoffman, Anne Gastinel, Giovanni Bellucci, Dana Ciocarlie, Bertrand Chamayou, the Psophos and Parisii Quartets, the Wanderer Trio. Keenly interested in jazz, he works regularly with top players such as Jean-Marie Ecay, Nelson Veras, Jean-Philippe Viret, Jean-Marc Jafet, Antoine Hervé, Dominique Fillon, Pascal Schumacher, and the accordionist Richard Galliano as a member of the Tangaria Quartet the Piazzolla Forever project, in such festivals as Jazz à Vienne, Marciac, Sud-Tyroler Jazz Festival, San Javier, Copenhagen, Athens…
Finalist and prize-winner of numerous international violin competitions, such as the Henryk Wieniawski Competition in Poznan, the Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Belgrade, the Rodolfo Lipizer in Gorizia and the Gian-Battista Viotti in Vercelli Competitions, he has studied with Philip Hirschhorn, Miriam Fried, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Gérard Poulet and Jean Mouillère among others, and became in 2007 artistic director of « Les Moments Musicaux de Gerberoy».
He plays a magnificent instrument by Antonio Stradivarius (Cremona, 1713), the « Château Fombrauge », on a generous loan from Mister Bernard Magrez.