Martin Egidi | SUI | *1997
Opalio Piano Quintet | Violoncello
Martin Egidi is part of a new generation of versatile musicians who embrace the vast spectrum from ancient to contemporary music.
He started playing the cello at the age of 7 at the Lausanne Conservatory. His studies lead him to obtaining a Bachelor with the congratulations of the jury in the class of Patrick Demenga. He was then the winner of several national awards. In 2020 he obtained a Master at the Musik-Akademie in Basel in the class of Danjulo Ishizaka. He also had the chance to study with internationally renowned musicians, such as David Geringas, Marko Ylönen, Lionel Cottet, Gustav Rivinius and Stephan Forck. In 2019 he won the Migros Kulturprozent and is part of the concert placement of this same institution.
From a young age, Martin appeared in various festivals in Switzerland and abroad. He can be heard in various chamber music groups, in a duo with the percussionist Augustin Lipp with whom he performed a series of transcriptions for marimba and cello. It is with this original formation that they develop daring and original programmes from John Dowland to musical theatre through the most beautiful pages of Robert Schumann.
Martin is also a member of the Trio Zeitgeist as well as the Opalio Quintet which performs regularly at the Altstadtserenaden in Basel and other festivals in Switzerland and Europe.
In addition to his regular practice of the orchestra, he devotes himself largely to the contemporary repertoire and at the same time studies the baroque cello at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in the class of Christophe Coin. He plays regularly with baroque ensemble and orchestras such as the Ensemble de l’Encyclopédie, the Turicum Ensemble and La Belle Noiseuse.
Foto © Zoé Aubry
Stand: Dezember 2021