Swiss cellist Timothée Botbol is a Park Lane Group Young Artist, Yeomen of the Worshipful Company of Musicians and Concordia Artist. He has given solo performances in the UK, Switzerland, Germany and Italy in venues including St John’s Smith Square, Royal Albert Hall, Kings Place, St James’s Piccadilly, Chapel Royal, Lausanne Steinway Hall and Kultur-Rockt Festival. He has appeared as guest principal cellist with the Welsh National Opera orchestra, principal cellist of ensemble Collegium under direction of soloist Lawrence Power, as well as chamber musician in the 2017 Concerts in The West series, the Royal Overseas League and St Martin-in-the-Fields. In February 2017, he was awarded the Grand Prize Special from all categories at the II Augustin Aponte International Music Competition in Tenerife.
Starting his early musical education in Geneva at the Jaques Dalcroze Institute, he later progressed to the Lausanne Haute École de Musique and the Royal College of Music on the Artist Diploma program, under tutorship of professors such as Patrick Demenga, Alexander Chaushian and Richard Lester where he was supported by a Musicians’ Company Lambert Studentship, the Concordia Foundation, the AF Marescotti ville de Carouge Award and the Fondation F & M-F Minkoff. He also has participated in numerous masterclass with renowned cellists such as Gary Hoffman, Franz Helmerson, Jérôme Pernoo and Miklòs Perényi.
A keen orchestral musician, Timothée has performed with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève and the European Philharmonic of Switzerland 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 Charles Dutoit, Markus Stenz and Christian Zacharias, and with soloists including Martha Argerich and Leonidas Kavakos. He is currently holding a trial position as sub-principal cellist with the Welsh National Opera.
In addition to cello, Timothée has performed regularly as a baritone soloist, singing at Geneva’s Victoria Hall accompanied by the Geneva Chamber Orchestra.


Cello & Piano


Bach: Sonata No.3 in G minor, BWV 1029

Beethoven: Sonata N.2, Opus 5 n.2 in G minor; Sonata N.5, Opus 69 n.3 in A major; Opus 102 n.2 in D major; 7 Variations on a theme by Mozart 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen' in E flat major.

Bloch: "From Jewish Life" (1924)

Brahms: Cello Sonata n.1 opus 38 in E minor; Cello Sonata n.2 opus 99 in F major

Boulanger: Three Pieces for Cello and Piano

Bridge: Cello Sonata in D minor

Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano 

Prokofiev: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major opus 119

Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor opus 19

Schumann: Fantasiestücke opus 73; Adagio und Allegro opus 70; Stücke im Volkston opus 102

Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano opus 40 in D minor

Webern: 3 kleine Stücke opus 11; 2 pieces for Cello and Piano (1899)


Solo Cello


Bach: 6 Suites for Solo Cello BWV 1007-1012

Cassado: Suite for Cello

Dutilleux: Trois Strophes sur le nom de Sacher (1982)

Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Cello

Lutoslawski: Sacher Variation (1975)

Berio: Les mots sont allés... (1979)

Don Banks: Sequence: for Cello Solo (1967)

Britten: Tema Sacher (1975)

Sollima, "Alone" for solo cello


Concerto / Cello and Orchestra

Boccherini: Cello Concerto n.3 in G major, G. 480

Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor opus 104

Haydn: Cello Concerto n.1 in C Major Hob. VIIb/1; Cello Concerto n.2 in D Major Hob. VIIb/2

Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto in A minor opus 33

Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor opus 129

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto n.2 opus 126

 Tchaikovsky: Variation on a Rococo Theme op.33

 Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 cellos in G minor



Bridge: Four Pieces for Cello and Piano

Dvořák: Waldesruhe opus 68, Rondo opus 94

Fauré: “Après un rêve”; Elegie opus 24

Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee

Piatti: 12 Caprices for solo cello opus 25

Popper: Spinnlied opus 55 n.1; Hungarian Rhapsody opus 68; Tarantella in G major opus 33

Ralph Vaughan Williams: 6 Studies on English Folk songs

Saint-Saëns: The Swan

Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso opus 62