Marc Coppey / cello
French cellist, Marc Coppey, winner of the two highest prizes at the 1988 Bach competition Leipzig at the age of 18 is considered to be one of the leading cellists of today. Lord Yehudi Menuhin discovered Marc’s talent at an early age, and subsequently invited him to make his Moscow and Paris debuts by performing the Tchaïkovsky Trio with himself and Victoria Postnikova, a collaboration documented on film by famous film director Bruno Monsaingeon. In 1989 Mstislav Rostropovitch invited Marc to the Evian Festival and from that moment on his solo career took off. A frequent soloist with the leading orchestras of today, Marc Coppey has collaborated with many distinguished conductors such as Eliahu Inbal, Emmanuel Krivine, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Asher Fisch and has appeared in some of the most prestigious concert halls of the world. He is the dedicatee of a number of works by composers such as Christian, Durieux, Fedele and Fénelon, and his numerous recordings have received critical acclaim worldwide, including Télérama’s ffff, Diapason d’Or, a “Choc” from the Magazine Le Monde de la Musique and BBC Magazine five stars.