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Hailed by Gramophone as ‘a master of his instrument and a musician of lyrical elegance and good taste’  and by Le Monde as belonging to ‘the French cello elite’, Christian Pierre La Marca has, in a few years, distinguished himself by his radiant presence in the world’s leading concert halls and his award-winning recordings.

After making his debut in Aix-en-Provence, he studied in Paris with Jean-Marie Gamard, Philippe Muller and Gary Hoffman, before continuing with Frans Helmerson in Cologne and Steven Isserlis in London. He rounded off his training with masterclasses under Mstislav Rostropovich, Heinrich Schiff, Anner Bylsma, Natalia Gutman, Natalia Shakovskaya, Peter Wislpelwey, Bernard Greenhouse  and benefited from the advice and encouragement of such musical personalities as Itzhak Perlman, Philippe Jaroussky, Thomas Quasthoff, Leif Ove Andsnes, Maria João Pires, the Artemis Quartett, Menahem Pressler, François-Xavier Roth and Seiji Ozawa. His trajectory was crowned with success at international competitions in Osaka, Frankfurt, London (Philharmonia), New-York (YCA) and Vienna (Haydn) and he has several times been invited to appear at the French Grammies  and in different radio and television programs.

Christian-Pierre has performed in prestigious venues across the world : Paris (Philharmonie, Radio France, Louvre, Champs-Elysées, Seine Musicale), London (Southbank Center, King’s Place, St Martin in the Fields), Brussels (Bozar, Flagey), Vienna (Musikverein, Konzerthaus), Salzburg (Mozarteum), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Berlin (Philharmonie), Hamburg (Elbphilharmonie, Laeizshalle), Frankfurt (Alte Oper), Schwarzenberg (Kaufmann Hall), Geneva (Victoria Hall), Monaco (Opéra Garnier), Venice (La Fenice), Bilbao (Guggenheim), Saint-Petersburg (Mariinsky Concert Hall), Moscow (Conservatory), New York (92nd), Delhi (Imperial), Osaka (Izumi Hall), Tokyo (Oiji Hall), Melbourne (Arts Center) or Sydney (Angel Place) among others.