Christian-Pierre La Marca

Cello Soloist

“…La Marca’s handling of the andante second movement was a highlight. This was a wonderful nuanced performance with Schubert’s sparkling melodies shining through.”

The Daily Telegraph

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Christian-Pierre La Marca © Pauce

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About Christian-Pierre

​In a few years, through his international concert appearances and his award-winning Sony Classical recordings, the “ young cellist in ascension “ (Diapason) Christian-Pierre La Marca is described as “ a young man who already ranks among the masters of the cello “ (La Croix).

Christian-Pierre began playing the cello in Aix-en-Provence before studying in Paris with Jean-Marie Gamard and Philippe Muller. He continued his education with Frans Helmerson in Cologne, Steven Isserlis in London and alongside attended masterclasses by Mstislav Rostropovich, Heinrich Schiff, Anner Bylsma or Gary Hoffman. Christian-Pierre was also encouraged by a circle of great artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Philippe Jaroussky, Thomas Quasthoff, Leif Ove Ansdsnes, Maria Joao Pires, Artemis Quartet or Seiji Ozawa.

​Christian-Pierre has performed across the world : Paris (Louvre, Orsay, Salle Pleyel, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Châtelet, Seine Musicale), Londres (Southbank Center), Bruxelles (Bozar, Flagey), Vienna (Musikverein, Konzerthaus), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Berlin (Philharmonie), Hamburg (Elbphilharmonie, Laeizshalle), Frankfurt (Alte Oper), Schwarzenberg (Kaufmann Hall), Genève (Victoria Hall), Monaco (Opéra Garnier), Venice (La Fenice), Saint-Petersburg (Mariinsky Concert Hall), Moscow (Conservatory), New York (92nd), Delhi (Imperial), Osaka (Izumi Hall), Tokyo (Oiji Hall), Melbourne (Arts Center) and Sydney (Angel Place).

He has appeared as a soloist with many leading orchestras : Philharmonia Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Brussels Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Les Siècles, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Orchestre de Mulhouse, Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Wiener Concert-Verein, Sinfonia Varsovia, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Slovak National Radio Orchestra, Malaga Philharmonic, Kunming Symphony Orchestra, barock ensembles Les Ambassadeurs under the baton of François-Xavier Roth, Emmanuel Krivine, Augustin Dumay, Pascal Rophé, Gérard Korsten, Christopher Warren-Green, Antoni Ros-Marba, Clemens Schuldt or Alexis Kossenko.

Wonderful World

In this a humanistic ode de to nature, French cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca presents a packed programme on the theme of saving the planet. He has invited a host of artists from all over the international music scene to add their voices to that of his own eloquent instrument, in a unique and unprecedented project of solidarity. “Wonderful World” is a project of multiple inputs, all converging on Christian-Pierre La Marca’s awareness of the need to save our planet. 

Christian-Pierre La Marca: Wonderful World

Highly sought after in chamber music, Christian-Pierre plays with Nicholas Angelich, Kit Armstrong, Renaud Capuçon, Didier Lockwood, Augustin Dumay, Lawrence Power, Michel Portal, Thierry Escaich, Lise de la Salle, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, Adam Laloum, Cédric Tiberghien, Eric Le Sage, David Kadouch, Jean Rondeau, Modigliani, Carducci, Hermès Quartets and singers Philippe Jaroussky, Bernarda Fink, Julie Fuchs, Karine Deshayes or Patricia Petibon (with who he recorded on DG « La Belle Excentrique »).

He appears in major festivals (Verbier, Ravinia, Santander, Bad Kissingen, Meklenburg Vorpommern, Trondheim, Oxford, Printemps des Arts in Monaco, Pablo Casals, Aix-en-Provence, La Roque d’Anthéron, La Grange de Meslay, Auvers-sur-Oise, La Folle Journée in Nantes, Saintes, Montpellier, Menton…). Christian-Pierre is a founding member of the renowned Trio Dali and plays regularly in recital with pianist Lise de la Salle. He actively promotes contemporary music collaborating with composers including Peteris Vasks, Gyorgy Kurtag, Thierry Escaich, Philippe Hersant, Olivier Greif, Jean-Louis Florentz or Nicolas Bacri.

Over the Rainbow 🌈 Christian-Pierre La Marca – Musicians Orchestre de Paris – Wonderful World

Christian-Pierre La Marca

“Il Cannone is THE new voice of cello! Sublime, powerful… It is really impressive, spectacular!”

Christian-Pierre La Marca Website

Christian-Pierre La Marca

Please visit christianpierrelamarca.com to find out more about the artist including forthcoming events and an extensive portfolio of images, videos and recorded audio.

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