Swiss cellist Timothée Botbol has given solo performances in venues including St John’s Smith Square, Kings Place, Lausanne Steinway Hall and Kultur-Rockt Festival in Germany with pianist Alexander Krichel, as well as recently performing with the Geneva Conservatoire String Orchestra as guest soloist on tour in Italy. In February 2017 he was awarded the Grand Prize Special from all categories at the II Augustin Aponte International Music Competition, Tenerife with an invitation to return for a concert in 2018.
Timothée began his musical education in Geneva at the prestigious Jaques Dalcroze Institute and later progressed to the Geneva Conservatoire and the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne where he studied with Patrick Demenga and received his Master of Performance with distinction. He has participated in numerous masterclasses with renowned teachers, including Gary Hoffman, Gustav Rivinius, Franz Helmerson and Miklòs Perényi. Timothée is currently studying on the Artist Diploma course at the Royal College of Music, London with Alexander Chaushian, where he is supported by a Musicians’ Company Lambert Studentship, the A F Marescotti City of Carouge Award and the Fondation F & M-F Minkoff.
A keen orchestral musician, Timothée has performed with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, in venues including Geneva’s Victoria Hall, Lausanne’s Salle Metropole and Palais Beaulieu, Montreux’s Auditorium Stravinsky and the Opéra de Vichy, under conductors including Markus Stenz and Christian Zacharias, and with soloists including Leonidas Kavakos.
In addition to cello, Timothée has performed regularly as a baritone soloist, singing at Geneva’s Victoria Hall accompanied by the Geneva Chamber Orchestra. He has also held the position of Musical Director at the Ferme Rosset, his home town’s concert venue, for three years.
Future performances include venues such as St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly, Chapel Royal – Hampton Court Palace and Parry Festival.
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