Swiss cellist Timothée Botbol has given solo performances in the UK, Switzerland, France, Germany and Italy, in venues including St John’s Smith Square, Royal Albert Hall, St Magnus Festival, Purcell Room, St Magnus Festival, Kings Place and Kultur-Rockt Festival. He has appeared as guest principal cellist with the Welsh National Opera orchestra and principal cellist of ensemble Collegium, as well as chamber musician with artists such as Vilde Frang and Lawrence Power in venues such as the West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival, Møn Sommerkonzert in Denmark, Concerts in The West series, the Royal Overseas League and St Martin-in-the-Fields. Other collaborations include the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. In February 2017, he was awarded the Grand Prize Special from all categories at the II Augustin Aponte International Music Competition in Tenerife and is Making Music UK selected artist and a Park Lane Group Young Artist.

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.

In addition to cello, Timothée has performed as a baritone soloist, singing at Geneva’s Victoria Hall accompanied by the Geneva Chamber Orchestra as well as guitarist in the West End show "Waitress".

Cello & Piano

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

Beethoven: Sonata N.2, Opus 5 n.2 in G minor; Sonata N.3, Opus 69 n.3 in A major; Sonata N.4, Opus 102 n.1 in C major; Sonata N.5, 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), Méditation Hébraïque, Nigun (Improvisation)

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; 4 Pieces for Cello and Piano

Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano

Frank: Sonata for Cello and Piano in A major

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

Don Banks: Sequence: for Cello Solo (1967)

Berio: Les mots sont allés... (1979)

Bloch: Suite n.1 for Solo Cello

Britten: Tema Sacher (1975)

Cassado: Suite for Cello

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

Cheryl Frances-Hoad: Excelsus (2002)

Ligeti: Sonata for Solo Cello

Lutoslawski: Sacher Variation (1975)

Sollima: Alone ; Lamentatio

Concerto / Cello and Orchestra

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

Bruch: Kol Nidrei opus 47

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


Dvořák: Waldesruhe opus 68, Rondo opus 94

Thomas Demenga: New York Honk (1987)

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; Elfentanz opus 39

Ralph Vaughan Williams: 6 Studies on English Folk songs

Saint-Saëns: The Swan

Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso opus 62