Has been appointed Associated Artist since July 2018
The cellist Marie Ythier is a classical musician, but also eager to foster and premiere works by composers of her generation. She’s already recorded four CDs, including her new one for cello solo and live electronics, Le Geste Augmenté, featuring works exclusively written for her and dedicated to her (Evidence classics, Harmonia Mundi world distribution, November 2015). Trained at the Paris and Lyon Superior National conservatoires, she graduated with a Master’s Degree (soloist with jury’s honors) from Anne Gastinel’s class. She is gradutated from Paris Conservatory and followed masterclasses with Philippe Muller, Heinrich Schiff, Miklos Perenyi and Gary Hoffman.
She regularly performs in prestigious venues and festivals in France and abroad (Paris Philharmonie, Dijon Auditorium. Kuhmo Festival, FIMC Lima, Suona Francese/ Suona Italiano, the Messiaen festival, CMMAS of Morelia, CENART of Mexico, KKL Luzern…). She often collaborates with composers like Ivo Malec, Gilbert Amy, Tristan Murail or Pierre Boulez. She plays within English, Italian and German ensembles and has played as a soloist under the direction of renowned conductors, including Pierre Boulez and Peter Csaba.
As an enthusiastic pedagogue, she teaches at Paris’s 15th arrondissement conservatoire. She is a guest teacher at National Superior Conservatoire of Lima (Peru) and gives master classes in France, Asia, and Latin America. With her diversified musical experience, Marie Ythier plays the repertoire of all musical periods both in chamber music and as a soloist.
1st prize of Zonta Clubs cello competition, prize-winner of Mécénat Musical Societé Générale, Meyer Foundation and Adami, Marie Ythier is also a prize-winner of Francis and Mica Salabert Foundation and of Foundation of France for 2015. She is an Adami associated artist, and has been sponsored by Monceau Assurances since 2017. Marie Ythier has also been a member of the College Contemporain since 2019.
Métier, June 2019
Evidence, November 2015
Concerts at the Fondation Singer-Polignac
Festival Singer-Polignac : Marie Ythier and Zaïde Quartet | November 12, 2020