Martin Egidi | SUI | *1997
Opalio Piano Quintet | Violoncello
Swiss cellist Martin Egidi began his studies at the Conservatoire de Lausanne and later at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne with Patrick Demenga. In 2017, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts with honours and was already laureate of various national prizes. He then entered the class of Danjulo Ishizaka at the Musik-Akademie Basel. He took part in masterclasses with renowed musicians such as David Geringas, Gustav Rivinius, Stephan Forck, Marko Ylönen or Lionel Cottet. Martin Egidi is a prize winner of the 2020 Migros Kulturprozent Competition and part of their concert placing artists.
Since his youngest age, Martin Egidi has been performing in chamber music formations as a guest, e.g., in the Sine Nomine Festival or the Schwäbischer Frühling. He founded a duo with percussionist Augustin Lipp. Their transcriptions for marimba and cello of various pieces from Dowland to Schumann could be heard in the RTS program «Nouveaux Talents» and in festivals in Switzerland and Germany. Martin Egidi is also a member of the Opalio Piano Quintet.
In addition of his experience in several professional orchestras in Switzerland and in the chamber ensemble Arte Frizzante, Martin Egidi has a great interest in the contemporary and ancient music repertoire and is currently studying the baroque cello with Christophe Coin at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
Foto © Zoé Aubry
Stand: Februar 2021