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Internationally   acclaimed   cellist   Lionel   Cottet   has   been   praised   by   the   press   for   his poetic   artistry,   nuanced   interpretations,   and   engaging   performances.   Winner   of Astral Artists   National   Auditions   in   Philadelphia   and   of   the   Swiss   Ambassador's   Award,   he did   his   Debuts   at   London’s   Wigmore   Hall   and   New   York’s   Alice   Tuly   Hall.   His   recent world   premiere   recording   of   Bernhard   Romberg's   Cello   Concerto   for   Sony   Classical has earned critical acclaim. He   has   performed   as   a   soloist   with   a   number   of   orchestras,   including   the Academy   of St   Martin   in   the   Fields,   the   Russian   State   Symphony   Orchestra,   the   Polish   Radio Orchestra,   the   Belgrade   Philharmonic,   the   Swiss   Italian   Orchestra   and   the   Geneva Symphony   Orchestra   in   prestigious   venues   such   as   the   Zurich   Tonhalle,   the   Warsaw Philharmonie and the Victoria Hall in Geneva. His   passion   for   chamber   music   has   led   him   to   the   world’s   most   famous   festivals, such   as   the   Marlboro   Festival,   the   Verbier   Festival, The   Perlman   Music   Program,   the Bergen   Festival,   the   Menuhin   Festival   in   Gstaad,   the   Chopin   Festival   in   Poland,   the Olympus   Festival   in   St.   Petersburg,   where   he   performed   with   artists   such   as   Itzhak Perlman,    Clemens    Hagen,   Arnold    Steinhardt,    Pierre   Amoyal    or    his    Duo    partner pianist Louis Schwizgebel. Lionel    Cottet    has    received    numerous    honours    including    second    prizes    at    the Lutoslawski   Competition   in   Warsaw   and   at   the   Brahms   Competition   in   Austria,   the Leonard   Rose   Scholarship   from   the   Juilliard   School   as   well   as   first   prizes   at   the Dotzauer Competition in Dresden and at the Swiss National Competition. He   has   been   invited   to   work   with   distinguished   teachers   at   the   Verbier   Festival   and Academy,    Seiji    Ozawa's    International    Music    Academy    Switzerland,    the    London International    Master    classes    and    the    Pablo    Casals    Festival    in    France.    He    also developed    a    deep    interest    in    modern    music    through    his    collaboration    with    the Austrian Ensemble for New Music (OENM) in Salzburg. Born   in   Geneva   in   1987,   he   studied   in   the   Artist   Diploma   program   of   the   Juilliard School   with   Joel   Krosnick,   at   the   Salzburg   Mozarteum   with   Clemens   Hagen   and   at the Geneva Conservatoire with François Guye, Lionel Cottet plays an 1852 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violoncello.                                                          download biography
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Internationally   acclaimed   cellist   Lionel   Cottet   has been   praised   by   the   press   for   his   poetic   artistry, nuanced         interpretations,         and         engaging performances.    Winner    of    Astral    Artists    National Auditions in Philadelphia and of the Swiss Ambassador's     Award,     he     did     his     Debuts     at London’s   Wigmore   Hall   and   New   York’s   Alice   Tuly Hall.    His    recent    world    premiere    recording    of Bernhard    Romberg's    Cello    Concerto    for    Sony Classical has earned critical acclaim. He   has   performed   as   a   soloist   with   a   number   of orchestras,   including   the   Academy   of   St   Martin   in the      Fields,      the      Russian      State      Symphony Orchestra,     the     Polish     Radio     Orchestra,     the Belgrade       Philharmonic,       the       Swiss       Italian Orchestra   and   the   Geneva   Symphony   Orchestra in   prestigious   venues   such   as   the   Zurich   Tonhalle, the   Warsaw   Philharmonie   and   the   Victoria   Hall   in Geneva. His   passion   for   chamber   music   has   led   him   to   the world’s     most     famous     festivals,     such     as     the Marlboro     Festival,     the     Verbier     Festival,     The Perlman Music   Program,   the   Bergen   Festival,   the   Menuhin Festival   in   Gstaad,   the   Chopin   Festival   in   Poland, the   Olympus   Festival   in   St.   Petersburg,   where   he performed    with    artists    such    as    Itzhak    Perlman, Clemens   Hagen,   Arnold   Steinhardt,   Pierre   Amoyal or his Duo partner pianist Louis Schwizgebel. Lionel    Cottet    has    received    numerous    honours including     second     prizes     at     the     Lutoslawski Competition     in     Warsaw     and     at     the     Brahms Competition      in     Austria,      the      Leonard      Rose Scholarship   from   the   Juilliard   School   as   well   as first   prizes   at   the   Dotzauer   Competition   in   Dresden and at the Swiss National Competition. He    has    been    invited    to    work    with    distinguished teachers   at   the   Verbier   Festival   and Academy,   Seiji Ozawa's         International         Music         Academy Switzerland,     the     London     International     Master classes   and   the   Pablo   Casals   Festival   in   France. He    also    developed    a    deep    interest    in    modern music   through   his   collaboration   with   the   Austrian Ensemble for New Music (OENM) in Salzburg. Born   in   Geneva   in   1987,   he   studied   in   the   Artist Diploma   program   of   the   Juilliard   School   with   Joel Krosnick,     at     the     Salzburg     Mozarteum     with Clemens   Hagen   and   at   the   Geneva   Conservatoire with François Guye, Lionel     Cottet     plays     an     1852     Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violoncello.                        download biography
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