Sébastien Hurtaud graduated with the highest awards from a number of world-leading international music schools: the Paris Schola Cantorum (class of Erwan Fauré), the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (class of Jean-Marie Gamard), the Southern Methodist University, Dallas (class of Andrés Diaz), the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester (class of Karina Georgian), and the Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatoire (class of Michel Strauss). He and Pamela Hurtado studied chamber music with Réna Shereshevskaya. He received first prize at the Adam International Competition in 2009, and awards at the Naumburg Foundation Competition in 2008, and the Aldo Parisot International Competition in 2007. He began his public career at the age of twelve and has appeared in recitals and concerts in Europe, the United States, South Korea, Japan, and New Zealand, winning for himself an international reputation. He has collaborated with distinguished colleagues and appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in many international festivals, concert halls and concert tours. On this recording he plays the “Gofriller” Stephan von Baehr cello, which is on loan to him.