“This cello prodigy belongs in the family of the greatest artists of all time.”

La Provence

“His sound is glorious, his intonation perfect, his phrasing heartfelt. Most importantly, he creates a sound world in which nothing is static — every note leads inexorably to the next, every tone has a purpose.”

Palm Beach Daily News

“Moreau’s mature tone, lyrical polish and romantic leanings […combines] a gift for ­mellifluous line with a sparkle and a spirited rhythmic impetus.”


“There were only flashes of the Mediterranean heat and charm of the Symphonie ­Espagnole, the one piece by Lalo most people know, but the brilliant young soloist ­Edgar Moreau ­certainly made the most of them. With his beautiful unforced tone, angelic purity of tuning and impeccable fast finger-work Moreau lightened the self-conscious seriousness of Lalo’s piece and made it seem better than it really is. He is clearly a talent to watch.”

The Telegraph

“The second piece was Franck’s Sonata in A major where Moreau played with a throaty, resonating voice that was milk and honey, beguiling, rich in texture and moving. This is a great piece of music played with wonderful feeling for its varied voices.”

The Millbrook Independent

Prizewinner at the 2009 Rostropovich competition, 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition and winner of the 2014 Young Concert Artist Award, Edgar Moreau, born in 1994, began playing the cello at the age of four. He took up his studies with Philippe Muller at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and later continued at the Kronberg Academy under the guidance of Frans Helmerson. At the age of 11 he made his debut with the Teatro Regio Orchestra in Torino, playing Dvorak’s cello concerto.

Edgar regularly performs in the most prestigious halls including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Paris Philharmonie and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Geneva Victoria Hall, Barcelona Palau de la Musica Catalana, Scala de Milano, La Fenice Venezia, and Wigmore Hall. He is frequently invited to numerous festivals, such as Verbier, Salzburg, Gstaad, Montreux, Hamburg, Edinburgh, Saint-Denis, Menton, Colmar, Lugano, and the Martha Argerich Festival.

He collaborates with internationally acclaimed conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Francois-Xavier Roth, Myung-Whun Chung, Tugan Sokhiev, Marin Alsop, Manfred Honeck, Lahav Shani, Elim Chan, Mikko Franck, Jakub Hrůša, Michael Schonwandt, Alain Altinoglu, Pablo-Heras Casado, Susanna Mälkki, Joseph Swensen, Vasily Petrenko, Jukka- Pekka Saraste, Aziz Shokhakimov, and Lionel Bringuier.

Edgar performs with world-renowned orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Roma Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Munich Philharmonic, Hamburg Symphony, Luzern Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Brussels Philharmonic, Antwerpen Symphony, Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic, Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and KBS Symphony.

Being particularly passionate about chamber music, he collaborates with artists such as Martha Argerich, Yo-Yo Ma, Renaud Capuçon, Khatia Buniatishvili, Daniil Trifonov, Nicholas Angelich, Andras Schiff, Emmanuel Pahud, Sergei Babayan, Lisa Batiashvili, Julian Rachlin, Alexey Volodin, Bertrand Chamayou and David Kadouch among others, as well as his sister Raphaëlle and brothers David and Jérémie.

An Erato exclusive artist, Edgar Moreau released his debut album Play in 2014 with pianist Pierre-Yves Hodique; Giovincello with Il Pomo d’Oro and Riccardo Minasi (ECHO Classic Award, 2016); an album of Debussy’s sonatas and trios with David Kadouch; Gulda and Offenbach concertos with Les Forces Majeures and Raphaël Merlin; a Moreau family album featuring works of Korngold and Dvořák (A Family Affair); and Transmission, an album celebrating Jewish heritage and musical tradition through works by Bruch, Bloch, Korngold and Ravel. Moreau’s latest album was released in September 2023 and features Dutilleux and Weinberg cello concertos with Andris Poga and WDR Köln Sinfonie.

Edgar was awarded at the Victoires de la Musique Classique (“French GRAMMYS”) in 2013 and 2015. He was named an ECHO Rising Star in 2017. Edgar is a laureate of the Fondation Banque Populaire, received the Young Soloist Award from French Public Radio Stations 2013, Safran Corporate Foundation and is Adami Révélation Classique 2012. He has been a Cello Professor at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur since fall 2023.

Edgar Moreau plays on a David Tecchler cello from 1711. His bow was made by Dominique Peccate.