« A young man who already ranks among the masters of the cello »
Hailed by Le Monde as belonging to ‘the French cello elite’ and by La Croix as ‘a young man who already ranks among the masters of the cello’, Christian-Pierre La Marca has, in the space of a few years, distinguished himself by his radiant presence in the world’s leading concert halls and his recordings, all of which have won awards. After making his debut in Aix-en-Provence, he studied in Paris with Jean-Marie Gamard and Philippe Muller, 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 and Gary Hoffman, 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 and Seiji Ozawa. His trajectory was crowned with success at international competitions in Osaka, Frankfurt and London (Philharmonia), and he has several times been invited to appear at the Victoires de la Musique Classique.
He maintains a highly active presence on the French and international scenes, and is a regular guest in the world’s major musical centres, from the Philharmonie de Paris to the Oji Hall in Tokyo, the Vienna Musikverein, the Southbank Centre in London, the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, 92nd Street Y in New York, and the Verbier, Ravinia and Trondheim festivals, among others.