Bruno Philippe

Bruno Philippe

Cello

• Born 1993

Biography

Bruno Philippe has become a fast-rising star on France's cello scene, with top prizes including at the prestigious Les Victoires de La Musique Classique in 2018. Philippe was born in Perpignan, France in 1993, and his first serious studies of the cello took place there with teacher Marie-Madeleine Mille, and in the master class of Yvon Chiffoleau. In 2008, he enrolled at the Paris Regional Conservatory, studying with Raphael Pidoux, and the following year he earned unanimous acceptance into the Paris National Conservatory of Music and Dance, studying with Jerome Pernoo and taking chamber music classes with Claire Desert. He also took a variety of master classes, including one with Steven Isserlis, and in 2014 went on for postgraduate studies at the Kronberg Academy outside Frankfurt, with Frans Helmerson. By that time he was already racking up prizes: a third prize at the André Navarra International Competition in 2011, and a third prize and audience prize at the International Competition of the ARD in Munich in 2014. He went on to earn a special prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition and, in 2017, became a laureate of the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels. Philippe has performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Orchesterakademy of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (under Christoph Eschenbach), as well as at several top European festivals. Philippe's recital appearances have taken him to such venues as the Louvre and the Salle Cortot in Paris, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, and the Konzerthaus in Berlin. While still a teen he recorded an Offenbach duo with Pidoux. In 2015, he recorded an album of Brahms sonatas for the Evidence label. Signed to Harmonia Mundi, he released an album of Beethoven and Schubert sonatas in 2017. His performance of music by Pascal Zavaro appeared on Claves the following year.

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