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.

2017 ©Timothée Botbol


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

Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso opus 62

Ralph Vaughan Williams: 6 Studies on English Folk songs