Christophe Pantillon

Born on 26.01.1965 in Neuchâtel (Switzerland) First violoncello studies in Neuchâtel and in Bern with E. Botez 1984 - 1988 Studied at the Music Academy of Basel with Heinrich Schiff 1988 Teaching diploma in Basel 1988 - 1990 Studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna with Valentin Erben (Alban Berg Quartet) 1990 - 1991 Studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Ralph Kirshbaum 1991 „Diploma in Advanced Studies in Musical Performance“ in Manchester Master classes with Amadeus Quartet, Vermeer Quartet, Beaux Arts Trio, Max Rostal and Jean Hubeau 1982 2. Award at the Youth Music Contest in Luzern (Switzerland) 1990 „Diplomo di Merito“ of the Academy Chigi in Siena after a master class with Mischa Maisky 1991 „John Barbirolli Prize for the Cello“ in Manchester 1992 -1994 Taught at Schubert-Conservatory in Vienna Solo cello player of the Wiener Kammerphilharmonie, principal cellist in the orchestra of the Wiener Volksoper 1995 Debut at the “Grosser Musikvereinssaal” as soloist in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Klara Flieder, violin und Rico Gulda, piano 1993 - 1998 Member of the Arcus Ensemble Vienna (piano quintet) and of the Ensemble Wien-Tokyo (string sextett) 1998 Founding of the aron quartet (Quartet in Residence at the Arnold Schoenberg Center Vienna) Masterclasses for violoncello and chamber music in Japan (Tokyo, Nagoya, Ueda), Chicago (North Eastern University), in Switzerland (Jeunesses Musicales), Netherlands (Konservatorium Nijmegen), France, Greece, Spain (National Youth Orchestra JONDE) and Austria (int. mastercourse Hartberg) Performances as soloist and chamber musician in Vienna (Konzerthaus, Musikverein), Salzburg (Mozarteum), Zürich (Tonhalle), Tokyo (Casals Hall), Prag (Suk Saal), New York (Carnegie Hall), London, Paris, Moscow (Tschaikowsky Conservatory) and more. Festivals: Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Styriarte Graz, Wien Modern, International String Quartet Festival Prag, Mahler Fest Kassel, Aix-en-Musique, Festival International de la Roque-d’Anthéron, “Flaneries Musicales” de Rheims, Festival de l’Epeau, Mostly Music Chicago, Festival Musical de Santo Domingo
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