Swiss cellist Timothée Botbol has performed extensively as both a soloist and orchestral musician, recently performing with the Geneva Conservatoire String Orchestra as guest soloist on tour in Italy and giving recitals in venues including Kings Place, Chapel Royal – Hampton Court Palace, Charlton House and Lausanne Steinway Hall. 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 Lausanne Haute École de Musique 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 solo recitals and chamber music concerts in St John’s Smith Square, The Kultur-Rockt Festival in Germany with International Soloist Alexander Krichel, Royal College of Music and the V&A Museum, London.

2017 ©Timothée Botbol

Repertoire

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.


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


Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano 


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: Suite for Solo Cello n.1-2-3-4-5-6


Cassado: Suite for Cello


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


Lutoslawski: Sacher Variation (1975)


Berio: Les mots sont allés... (1979)


Don Banks: Sequence: for Cello Solo (1967)


Britten: Tema Sacher (1975)


 

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


 

Encores

 

Dvořák: Waldesruhe opus 68


 Fauré: “Après un rêve”; Elegie opus 24


Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee


Piatti: Capprice n.1;2;3;6;8;12


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


Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso opus 62