Violinist Renaud Capucon Named UNESCO "Artist for Peace"
The selection of internationally renowned artists use their prestige and influence to help promote UNESCO’s message and programs
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Director General Audrey Azoulay announced French violinist Renaud Capucon as an official “Artist for Peace.”
Previous musicians given the "Artist for Peace" title include violinist Sir Yehudi Menuhin and cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.
"In his capacity as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, Renaud will contribute to raising awareness about the Organization and supporting priorities and activities around artistic and cultural education, the diversity of cultural expressions, and a culture of peace," said a spokesperson for the organization this week.