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Martin Egidi

cello & baroque cello

Martin Egidi is part of this 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 appears 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 programs from J. Dowland to musical theater through the most beautiful pages of R. Schumann.

Martin is also a member of the Opalio Quintet which performs regularly at the Davos Festival, the Altstadtserenaden in Basel and other festivals in Switzerland and Europe and also from 2020 part of the Trio Zeitgeist.


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, the Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble or the Kammerorchester Basel.

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